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The Strangers: Chapter 1 (2024) | Transcript

After their car breaks down, a couple driving cross-country to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest is forced to spend the night in a secluded rental, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.
The Strangers: Chapter 1 (2024)

The Strangers: Chapter 1 (2024)
Genre
: Horror, Thriller
Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Gabriel Basso, Ema Horvath, Richard Brake

Plot: After their car breaks down, a couple driving cross-country to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest is forced to spend the night in a secluded rental, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.

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(EERIE MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS)

(PANTING)

(GRUNTS)

(GROANING)

(STRAINING)

(EERIE MUSIC CONTINUES)

(PANTING)

(EERIE MUSIC INTENSIFIES)

(MAN SCREAMS)

(AXE BLOW LANDS)

(PANTING STOPS)

(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING)

OPERATOR: 911. What’s your emergency?

WOMAN: We’ve been attacked.

There are people trying to kill us.

OPERATOR: Where are you located?

Do you have an address?

WOMAN: Airbnb, Venus. Please.

(SO GOOD BY B.O.B PLAYING OVER CAR RADIO)

♪ My senorita ♪

♪ We ain’t gotta rush Just take it slow ♪

♪ You’ll be in the high life Soaking up the sunlight ♪

So I’m thinking rustic, very, with Tudor-style steeples and a stone chimney right in the middle.

Yeah, totally. Like a witch’s house.

Where are you going to put your broomstick collection?

How about the cage that you’re gonna be sleeping in, ’cause you won’t be sleeping with me.

(LAUGHS)

Oh.

What?

Three hundred more miles to Portland.

I’m gonna need to eat before then.

Make it so.

All right.

(TURN INDICATOR CLICKING)

(MY LOVE BY ANNA OF THE NORTH PLAYING)

♪ Round and round Upside down ♪

MAYA: I’ll bet the people who live here

are really happy.

Hey, do you know what today is?

Today is the third day

of our three-day road trip across the country.

Or our five-year anniversary.

Anniversary? I just picked you up in Chicago.

Best 16 hours of your life.

RYAN: (CHUCKLES) I love you.

(HORN BLARING)

Shit! Shit!

(TIRES SCREECHING)

MAN: Fuck off!

(TIRES SQUEALING)

Are you okay?

I’m fine, I’m fine.

(RYAN BREATHING DEEPLY)

(RYAN GRUNTS)

Hey. Hey, calm down. It’s over.

Do you want your inhaler?

Yeah, thanks. Thanks, babe.

Here.

(INHALER RATTLES)

(INHALES DEEPLY)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

MAYA: Ally shows our funds came through.

RYAN: Where even are we right now?

Oh, shit, no signal.

Okay.

Keep driving,

maybe it’ll pick up.

RYAN: We are actually in the middle of nowhere.

Now I know what it looks like.

We might just die of starvation.

(IMITATES REPORTER) She was on her way

to interview for a top Portland architectural firm

when her GPS failed.

(IMITATES REPORTER) She is however survived

by her boyfriend, Ryan…

What? No.

Yes. Sorry, babe, I had to eat your remains.

MAYA: Ah! Civilization.

Venus, Oregon. Population: 468.

What a cool little town.

Yeah, I’m starving.

I could eat a whole fucking cow.

(CAR LOCKS, ALARM CHIRPS)

(DOOR CREAKS)

(GRILL SIZZLING)

(KNIFE CHOPPING)

(CHOPPING STOPS ABRUPTLY)

(COUNTRY MUSIC PLAYING INDISTINCTLY OVER RADIO)

Sit anywhere.

Thanks.

(CELLPHONE VIBRATES)

(MAYA CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

What?

Just Debbie and Howard.

So cute.

Are you having FOMO about missing Howard’s

kiss-my-ass birthday extravaganza?

Well, it is a kiss-my-ass

birthday extravaganza in Greece,

so yes.

Why be in Greece when you can be in Venus?

(CHUCKLES)

Hi, y’all. My name’s Shelly.

Soup is beef chili.

Pies are huckleberry and apple.

Can I get you something to drink?

Can we start off with two iced teas?

And do you have any vegetarian recommendations?

Annie?

Got a vegetarian here.

I like the Carol’s Salad, hold the bacon.

Um, that sounds great.

Yeah, actually, can we get the bacon and extra cheese

and put that on a turkey melt for me?

SHELLY: You got it. RYAN: Great. Thanks.

Could you eat any less healthy?

It’s my anniversary.

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

Oh my God, it’s their anniversary.

Ours too, almost.

Two years.

Eden. Neil.

Hey.

I’m Maya and this is Ryan.

And how long you guys been married?

(BOTH LAUGH)

We’re not. We’re not married.

We’ve just been dating for five years.

CAROL: Five years

and you ain’t put a ring on her finger?

What the hell are you waiting for?

Well, right now, I’m just waiting on my turkey melt.

Tough crowd, right?

(MAYA SIGHS SOFTLY)

(EGG SHELL CRACKS)

(SIZZLING)

Anything else?

Got it.

Yeah, um,

we could use some directions to the highway.

CAROL: On the back.

He was some big corporate finance guy.

Passed through.

Ate here, actually, and then totally disappeared.

Hope he didn’t have the turkey melt.

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

He did.

MAYA: Okay.

(DOOR CREAKS OPEN)

(ENGINE SPUTTERS)

What’s going on?

Car won’t start.

Take the key out of your pocket and try it again.

Good call.

(KEYS JINGLING)

All right.

(ENGINE SPUTTERING)

(EERIE MUSIC NOTE PLAYS)

RYAN: Shit.

(TAPPING ON WINDOW)

Car trouble?

Yeah.

I’m Rudy.

That’s my garage.

Yeah, your alternator’s shot.

You need a new one.

RYAN: How long will that take?

We gotta pick up the part

from the dealer over in Eugene.

Is that something you could maybe do tonight?

Tonight?

RUDY: They’re already closed.

I can send Dougie first thing in the morning.

Install it in the afternoon.

So we’d have to spend the night?

Is there anywhere to stay close by?

Well, motel’s closed for repairs,

but there’s one of them Internet houses.

He means an Airbnb. There’s an older guy,

Joe Gressis. He rents it out sometimes.

Except during hunting season.

Yeah, Joe likes to hunt.

He’s there from August to December.

But he keeps it pretty nice.

Okay.

No, no.

This is a scam. I saw you watching us.

Will you excuse us for one second, please?

Ryan, what’s wrong with you?

These people aren’t scamming us.

You just think this is a coincidence?

The mechanic watched us going into the diner

and then suddenly he’s fixing our car

that wasn’t even broken.

We literally almost got into a car wreck,

like, an hour ago.

Something might have gotten messed up, okay?

Please stop being paranoid.

Please stop being naive.

You know what, Rudy?

That sounds great.

We appreciate it. Thanks.

Dougie’ll tow your car to the garage,

then I guess he can drive you two.

I’m off in, like, 10 minutes. I can drive you.

I live out that way.

That’s so kind of you.

Thank you.

Yeah. Good tippers, good karma, right?

RYAN: (SOFTLY) What?

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

Hi.

RYAN: Hi.

The Lord will set you free.

Are you sinners?

Aren’t we all? (CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

(STUCK IN A MOMENT BY SEAN CHRISTOPHER PLAYING)

♪ If you’re stuck in a moment ♪

♪ You don’t know where to go ♪

♪ And the light won’t really shine today ♪

It looks cute.

Think it has electricity?

Probably not.

We really appreciate it, Shelly.

MAYA: Thank you.

Bye.

MAYA: Bye.

Take care.

RYAN: Bye.

(STUCK IN A MOMENT CONTINUES)

♪ For who you really are ♪

(CAR ENGINE STARTS)

♪ And a dark cloud settles in to stay ♪

♪ Take a break You’re gonna be okay ♪

(DOOR CREAKS)

♪ Oh, take a break You’re gonna be okay ♪

♪ Let’s go ♪

I actually like this so much better than a hotel.

What do you think,

you negative Nancy?

Let’s check it out.

(STUCK IN A MOMENT ENDS)

(INSECTS TRILLING)

Hey. Wanna have a little fun?

RYAN: Shit.

Fridge is out.

MAYA: Wow! Would you look at that?

What?

A number to call if there’s any problems.

Get ’em while they’re cold.

(CLUCKING)

This is Maya Lucas.

I am renting your beautiful property, and…

you know, thank you for the short notice.

I’m actually calling because

your refrigerator is broken,

and hoping that you could maybe send someone to fix it.

We’ll be here all night

and this is a great number to reach me at.

Thank you.

(CLOCK TICKING)

MAYA: Do you hear that?

Hear what?

The silence.

No car horns, no 5:00 a.m. garbage truck,

no crazy person yelling at 2:00 a.m.

Yeah, that’s ’cause there’s nothing within five miles of this place.

But it’s nice, right?

Yeah.

It is.

So, isn’t this the best

five-year anniversary you’ve had?

You know, I would say it is one of the best.

(BOTH LAUGH)

What are you thinking?

I’m thinking about how that greasy motherfucker Rudy

better have my car in by tomorrow.

Wow, I am so turned on right now.

Oh, yeah?

Mm.

Prove it.

To be clear, I may be kissing you,

but I’m thinking of Rudy.

Oh, fuck off.

(SLOW GUITAR MUSIC PLAYING)

(MAYA MOANS)

(LOUD KNOCKING AT DOOR)

(MAYA GASPS)

(LOUD KNOCKING AT DOOR)

Is Tamara here?

No.

I think you have the wrong home.

(UNEASY MUSIC PLAYING)

That was weird.

Where’d she even come from?

We’re out in the middle of nowhere.

(UNEASY MUSIC CONTINUES)

(LIGHT BULB CREAKING)

(TWIN MOUNDS OF CLAY BY DOLLY PARTON PLAYS OVER TURNTABLE)

♪ Can the love we share ♪

♪ Be too much to bare? ♪

MAYA: I think I know the state motto now.

“It’s better in Oregon.”

(SOFTLY) Well, it is now.

MAYA: This house kinda reminds me of that place

we stayed near Woodstock.

RYAN: Rondout Valley?

That was more glamping than it was camping.

MAYA: You know, I…

(MAYA EXHALES)

I thought…

What?

Do you remember that hike we went on up to the Vista

and that gorgeous sunset?

It just felt like the perfect…

Maya, I thought you didn’t want to get married.

Ryan, I said that, like, five years ago.

Yeah, you never unsaid it.

If I get the job in Portland,

you’ll move with me, right?

Yeah.

Yeah, of course.

I know how much the city means to you

and what you’re giving up.

I know you’re doing it for me.

So…

do you?

I know I want to spend the rest of my life with you.

You know what?

I’ll surprise you.

Well, maybe not a full surprise

because I do have some ideas…

No.

(BOTH LAUGHING)

(COUGHING)

Where’s my stupid inhaler?

MAYA: Shit.

What?

Ryan, I don’t think I put it back in your bag.

I think it’s in the car.

Damn it. No, no, it’s okay.

It’s not your fault. I should’ve checked.

You know what,

there’s an old motorcycle out front.

I can just drive it into town and take it out of the car.

Have you ever ridden a motorcycle before?

Yeah, a few times.

Also…

What?

I’m hungry.

I’m on it.

(DOOR OPENS)

(DOOR CLOSES)

I see Howard is truly enjoying Greece

and everything it has to offer.

What bumblefuck town are you guys in now?

Uh, Venus, Oregon.

It’s a cute, quaint little spot.

Okay. Well, you give me the nod,

I’ll get Howard to get a private plane,

get you two guys over here.

We’re fine. Really, we’re having a good time.

Is that a nod? You want me to pull the trigger?

Howard. Howard.

(LAUGHING)

Oh, my God, you already looked into it,

didn’t you?

(LOUD CLATTER)

Debbie, I gotta go.

I love you. Behave.

Ryan?

(FOOTSTEPS THUDDING)

Ry, I knew you couldn’t ride a motorcycle.

(LOUD BANGING ON DOOR)

Ryan?

(BANGING ON DOOR)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Ryan?

(WIND CHIMES TINKLING)

Hello?

GIRL: Is Tamara here?

No, we already told you there is no Tamara here.

(GASPS)

Hello?

(LOUD BANGING ON DOOR)

GIRL: Is Tamara here?

(FOOTSTEPS THUDDING)

Ryan, please get back here.

Stupid.

GIRL: ♪ Rock-a-bye baby ♪

♪ On the tree top ♪

♪ When the wind blows The cradle will rock ♪

♪ When the bough breaks The cradle will fall ♪

♪ And down will come baby Cradle and all ♪

(LOUD WHIRRING)

(MACHINE BUZZING)

(SIGHS)

Oh, my God.

(DOOR LATCH CLICKS)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(OVER VOICEMAIL) Hey, this is Ryan.

Leave me a message.

(VOICEMAIL BEEPS)

That girl came back, and then she left again.

I don’t know. It…

It was really weird. Can you…

get here soon, please?

(CHICKENS CLUCKING)

(LOCKING DOOR)

(EXHALES)

(TURNTABLE CLICKS)

(SPROUT AND THE BEAN BY JOANNA NEWSOM PLAYING)

♪ I slept all day ♪

♪ I woke with distaste ♪

♪ And I railed… ♪

(ENGINE REVVING)

(DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE)

(CAR UNLOCKS)

(WRENCH CLANGS)

(GASPS)

It’s me, Ryan. This is my car.

I just left something inside, all right?

You should have called first.

Yeah. Yeah, I just didn’t…

Could have thought you were a car thief.

Hey, hey. Hey.

I’m gonna go, okay?

Got it.

You have a good night, Rudy.

(BIKE ENGINE STARTS)

(PLAYING MOONLIGHT SONATA BY BEETHOVEN)

(FLOORBOARD CREAKING)

(DISTANT THUD)

(STOPS PLAYING PIANO)

(SIGHS)

(RESUMES PLAYING PIANO)

(ENGINE REVVING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(POP MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS)

WOMAN: what do you expect?

Hey, it’s New York guy.

(PATRONS EXCLAIMING)

New York!

How was the turkey melt, extra bacon, extra cheese?

It was great. Very cheesy.

Wanna join us? We got plenty.

No, thanks. I gotta get back.

Come on, have a beer with us.

Maybe another time. Have a good night, all right?

Thinks he’s too good for us local shitkickers, huh?

(WOMEN LAUGHING)

(GRILL SIZZLING)

Good evening.

Um, can I please get a cheeseburger and fries?

And then another cheeseburger, but no meat.

My girlfriend’s a vegetarian.

Larry.

PATRONS: Cheers!

RYAN: Thanks.

Oh. No, thanks.

I got one earlier today.

(SHOWER RUNNING)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(HAIR DRYER BLOWING)

(ELECTRIC SOCKET CRACKLES)

MAYA: (SARCASTICALLY) Great.

(LOUD CLANG AT DISTANCE)

(LIQUID SPLASHES)

(WIND CHIMES TINKLING)

(METAL GRATING)

(GASPS)

(LIQUID SPLASHES)

(CURTAIN SLIDING)

(WIND CHIMES TINKLING)

(CURTAIN ROD CREAKS)

(CELLPHONE THUDS)

Shit.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(SCREAMS)

(BREATH TREMBLING)

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

(FOOTSTEPS STOP)

(LOUD BANG ON DOOR)

(DOOR CLOSES)

(FOOTSTEPS THUDDING)

(FLOORBOARD CREAKING)

(TENSE MUSIC INTENSIFIES)

(KNOB CREAKS)

(GASPS)

Maya, what are you doing here?

Why are the lights off?

(SOBBING)

Hey, what’s wrong?

There’s somebody in the house.

And they shut the lights off?

I don’t know.

Okay, okay.

I’m gonna go find the fuse box.

Ryan, did you see anybody out there?

No.

Okay. I know where the fuse box is.

I’ll show you.

Okay.

Okay.

Hey, come on. Come on.

I got you.

Found it.

(SWITCH CLICKS)

All better.

What happened?

Someone was standing right there.

Are you sure? It was dark.

Yes.

Yeah?

They were wearing a mask.

A mask?

What kind of mask?

I don’t know, Ryan.

Like a weird, creepy mask with big eyes,

and he was right there.

I know what happened.

Is that what you saw?

I mean, maybe.

I also heard them.

Were you smoking?

I mean, I smoked a little bit earlier,

but I don’t think that’s anything to do with this.

I told you, that Freak Brothers shit is strong.

Okay? You’re in an unfamiliar house.

It’s pitch black.

I would have thought I saw something too.

(BANGING ON DOOR)

I’m so sick of this shit.

Ry. Ry!

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(DOOR LATCH CLICKING)

What is it?

That girl.

MAYA: What’s she doing?

Just standing, watching us.

MAYA: I can’t tell. Is she wearing a mask?

I don’t know.

What are you doing?

I’m putting an end to this.

Ryan.

Ryan!

What’s your problem?

I asked you a ques…

Yeah, fuck yeah! You better run.

Next time, I’m calling the police.

Hey.

I scared her off. She’s not going to coming back.

What if she does?

She’s just some weird teenage girl, okay?

She’s not gonna hurt you.

You’re right, you’re right.

I have ridden the subway at 2:00 a.m.

alone with worse, so…

You’ve lived to tell about it, right?

Yeah.

Hey, I’m starving.

Wanna get something to eat?

Okay.

Come on. Let’s go.

(NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN BY THE MOODY BLUES PLAYING)

♪ Nights in white satin ♪

♪ Never reaching the end ♪

♪ Letters I’ve written ♪

♪ Never meaning to send ♪

I’m thinking, for tomorrow…

if we get the car back by morning,

then maybe we can be at Baker City by night.

Sounds great.

Right?

Maybe we should factor in a little bit of time

to clean that food off of your face.

You got a problem with all this?

Oh, my God, yeah.

Yeah, I do have a problem with that.

Why don’t you come solve it, then?

Maybe I will.

Right. I deserved that.

You are the messiest eater on the planet.

♪ Some hand in hand ♪

♪ Just what I’m going through ♪

♪ They can’t understand ♪

♪ Some try to tell me ♪

♪ Thoughts they cannot… ♪

(SCREAMS) Oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my God!

I told you there was someone in here, Ryan!

Get the door! Lock the front door!

(PANTING)

(SCREAMS)

(LOUD BANGING ON DOOR)

All right, move!

(NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN CONTINUES PLAYING)

(NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN STOPS)

(MAYA WHIMPERING SOFTLY)

(MOONLIGHT SONATA PLAYING ON PIANO)

(KNIFE SCRAPING)

(MAYA SCREAMS)

(RYAN GRUNTS)

Get down. Get down.

Oh, my God!

RYAN: Stay there.

(TENSE MUSIC RISING)

(TENSE MUSIC FADES)

(FLOORBOARD CREAKS)

(MOONLIGHT SONATA RESUMES PLAYING)

(MUSIC STOPS)

(DOOR CLOSES)

(WHISPERS) Did they leave?

RYAN: I think so.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

They’re gone. Look.

Why did it stop?

They’re fucking with us.

(RYAN EXHALES DEEPLY)

We have to get out of here.

Oh, shit.

(SNIFFLES)

Maya.

The motorcycle.

Okay.

Come on.

My phone.

Look.

MAYA: Shit.

Where the fuck is mine?

RYAN: Let’s go.

(MAYA SCREAMS)

(MAYA GASPS)

(CAN CLATTERS)

MAYA: Come on.

Shit.

RYAN: We need a weapon.

I found one.

MAYA: Get down, get down.

He’s a hunter, right?

Yeah.

He owned this cabin. He hunts.

There must be a hunting rifle in here somewhere.

(A LITTLE LOG SHACK BY WILF CARTER PLAYING OVER TURNTABLE)

♪ There’s a spot out on the prairie ♪

♪ Where the coyotes love to roam ♪

♪ Around my little old log shack ♪

♪ I always call my home ♪

♪ How I love to sit and listen ♪

♪ While they howl at the yellow moon ♪

(FINGERS SNAPPING IN TUNE)

♪ Around my little old log shack ♪

♪ I always call my home ♪

This house has a raised foundation.

A what?

Crawl space.

(SONG CONTINUES)

♪ The meadowlarks are singin’ ♪

♪ Out where the cattle roam ♪

♪ Around my little old log shack… ♪

(BOTH PANTING)

(LOUD CLATTER)

(GRUNTING)

(FLOORBOARD CREAKING)

(MAYA GASPS)

(RAT SQUEAKING)

(RAT SQUEAKING)

(FLESH SQUELCHES)

(WINCES, YELPS)

(WHIMPERS IN PAIN)

(FLOORBOARD CREAKING)

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOBBING)

(FOOTSTEPS THUDDING)

(PLAYS KEY)

(PIANO PLAYING)

(WHIMPERS)

(WHISPERS) I’m so sorry.

(FLESH SQUELCHES)

(SHRIEKS)

(WHISPERS) I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.

(FABRIC RIPS)

(SOBBING SOFTLY)

We’ll go to the shed.

Okay? All right?

Go, go, go. Go.

(RYAN GRUNTS)

Ryan, you okay?

Yeah, yeah, it’s fine, it’s fine.

It’s just my ankle. Go, go, go. Okay.

Okay. Okay.

RYAN: I can’t see anything.

MAYA: Hold on.

(LIGHTER FLICKS)

Good thing I smoked that weed.

Here.

How’s your ankle?

It’s fine. I can take it.

(UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING)

No guns.

Hey, hold this for me.

Better than nothing, right?

(LOUD CLATTER)

(CHICKENS CLUCKING)

Fuck.

Fuck. Right, my leg’s going.

I’m just going to sit for a second.

(MAYA SNIFFLES)

What?

Can you just hold this?

Watch the window, I’ll watch the door.

Careful, Ry.

Anything?

No luck yet, just a bunch of shit.

Okay.

Ryan, fuck!

Fuck, Ryan! What the fuck, Ryan!

(SCREAMING)

Fuck!

(GUNSHOT)

Come here. Come here.

(MAYA SOBBING)

You’re okay. I’ve got you, okay?

I got a shotgun.

I got plenty of ammo.

(CHICKENS CLUCKING)

(TWIGS SNAPPING)

(THUDDING NEARBY)

(MAYA GASPS)

(WHISPERS) Did you hear that? What is that?

One of them’s on the porch.

Fuck.

(FOOTSTEPS THUDDING)

Just stay close to me.

Okay.

(CLATTERING NEARBY)

(WHIMPERS) Ryan.

Stay here, okay?

I got this.

(TENSE MUSIC BUILDS)

(BODY THUDS)

I got him!

What does that mean, you got him? Did you kill him?

Yeah. Yeah.

Fuck. Wow, yeah.

Oh, man.

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

All right. Okay.

Ryan?

What?

Hey, where’s his mask?

I don’t know, babe. I don’t know.

There’s no fucking mask.

I think maybe that’s the owner, Joe.

Yeah.

RYAN: No.

Fuck. No, fuck.

Fuck! Fuck!

Fuck, I just killed him.

You were trying to protect us.

Okay? Hey. Hey, you were trying to protect us, okay?

(CRYING)

Wait.

Come on. Come on.

Okay.

Wait, wait, wait.

Where you going?

Give me the shotgun. Give me the shotgun.

Get in. Get in the car.

Oh, my God!

(ENGINE STARTS, REVS)

(MAYA SCREAMS)

Ryan, go now!

(BOTH SCREAMING)

Oh, my God!

(ENGINE RUMBLES)

(GRUNTS)

Ryan! Oh, God!

(ENGINE REVVING)

Oh, my God!

(BOTH YELLING)

(ENGINE ROARING)

(METAL CREAKS)

We’re trapped, we’re trapped.

(ENGINE SPUTTERS)

It’s not moving.

Fuck!

Oh, my God! (SCREAMS)

Get out. We have to get out.

(DOOR RATTLING)

My leg, it’s stuck. I can’t.

(ENGINE REVVING)

(RYAN GRUNTS)

Come on, Ryan.

My leg is stuck.

Give me your arm.

You gotta go. Just go, please.

I am not leaving you.

I love you. You need to go. Go!

Fuck.

(GUN COCKING)

(ENGINE IDLING)

(TENSE NOTE PLAYS)

(GUN COCKS)

(RYAN GROANS)

(RYAN GRUNTING)

(RYAN GRUNTS)

Fuck.

Fuck. Fuck.

(MAYA PANTING)

(TWIGS SNAPPING)

(WHIMPERS SOFTLY)

(BREATH SHUDDERING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(KEYPAD BEEPING)

(LINE RINGING)

OPERATOR: 911. What’s your emergency?

Hi. Hi.

We’ve been attacked.

There are people trying to kill us.

Please, please send the police immediately.

Please! Ma’am?

Ma’am, I’m having trouble hearing you.

Can you speak up?

We’ve been attacked.

The Airbnb in Venus. Please send help.

Where are you located? Do you have an address?

Please. The Airbnb in Venus. Please.

(STATIC BUZZING)

Shit.

Ma’am…

Ma’am, stay with me.

Please, please, please.

Please, please, please, please, please, please.

(SCREAMS)

Ma’am, are you okay?

Ma’am, are you okay?

Ma’am, are you still there?

Shit. Yes, yes. I’m here.

The Gressis house.

Try to stay calm.

It’s an Airbnb…

We’re pinpointing your location and we’re going

Hello? Hello?

Fuck!

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(BLOW LANDS)

(BODY THUDS)

DOLLFACE: ♪ When the wind blows ♪

♪ The cradle will rock ♪

♪ When the bough breaks The cradle will fall ♪

♪ And down will come baby Cradle and all ♪

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

RYAN: Maya!

Maya!

(GRUNTS)

Maya!

Fuck.

Okay.

(PANTING)

(RYAN WHEEZING IN DISTANCE)

(PLASTIC CRINKLING)

(GROANS)

(EXHALING)

RYAN: Maya!

Maya!

Maya!

Maya!

I got you.

Move forward.

Where’s Maya?

Drop the fucking knife.

Now!

You’re gonna turn around slowly.

Where’s Maya?

(SHRIEKING)

Shut the fuck up!

Shut the fuck up!

(CACKLING)

Gimme one fucking good reason

not to fucking kill you right now!

(GUN COCKING)

Where is she?

You know how they say that your first kill’s the hardest?

You’re my second.

(THE BEST OF TIMES BY STYX PLAYING)

♪ Tonight’s the night we’ll make history ♪

♪ Honey, you and I ♪

♪ ‘Cause I’ll take any risk ♪

♪ To tie back the hands of time ♪

♪ And stay with you here tonight ♪

(HENS CLUCKING)

♪ I know you feel ♪

♪ These are the worst of times ♪

♪ I do believe it’s true ♪

♪ When people lock their doors ♪

♪ And hide inside ♪

♪ Rumor has it ♪

♪ It’s the end of paradise ♪

MAYA: Ryan?

Ryan.

Ryan, can you hear me?

(THE BEST OF TIMES CONTINUES)

(SNIFFLES)

Maya?

Ryan?

They got us.

It’s gonna be okay.

It’s gonna be okay.

It will.

(SNIFFLES)

(RYAN GRUNTS)

I’m so sorry.

I’m so sorry.

No, no.

No, it’s not your fault. None of this is your fault.

Okay? None.

Marry me.

What?

Will you marry me?

Yes. Yes, of course, yes.

I love you.

I love you too.

(BOTH CRYING)

(GROANS)

(MAYA GASPS)

(FLESH SQUELCHES)

(RYAN COUGHS)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(TENSE MUSIC BUILDS)

(GASPS)

(SPUTTERS)

(WAILING)

Ry…

Ry…

What do you want?

Answer me!

Why are you doing this to us?

PIN-UP GIRL: Because you’re here.

(MAYA CRYING)

(TENSE MUSIC BUILDS)

Fuck you!

(SCREAMING)

(KNIFE STABS)

(MAYA WHIMPERS)

(CRYING)

(SIRENS BLARING IN DISTANCE)

(DOOR OPENS)

(ENGINE STARTS)

(SIRENS CONTINUE IN DISTANCE)

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

(MONITORS BEEPING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(GROANING)

(TENSE MUSIC INTENSIFIES)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(MONITORS BEEPING)

(THUNDER ECHOES)

(MAYA GRUNTS)

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC FADES)

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