Creature in the Dark (2020) - full transcript

After strange creatures arrive, a husband waiting for the return of his wife must take on the role of a father figure to his young daughter.

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It's okay.

It's okay.

Are you cold?

Look, we don't have much.

Okay?

I'm sorry.

Look, I have some food upstairs.

I can get it if you want.

I have a baby upstairs.

Oh, that was bad.

That was bad.



No more going
downstairs, all right?

What is it?

You hungry?

Tired?

Hungry.

Okay.

You're really not giving
me a lot to work with here.

Okay, okay, I hear you.

You want some food?

Look, I don't want to
scare you or anything,

but someone got inside.

They use some type of lockpick,
or it was some kind of tool.

But I'm sure we can
use it in some way.

Look, it's gonna be bedtime
after this, all right?



No arguing.

And maybe a story.

So, as of today, we are
officially two months in

since the sun disappeared.

It's had to have
dropped, I don't know,

at least another
20 degrees or so.

People who are here, well,
people who are still here,

are starting to panic.

You know, the ones
who haven't already.

They're all talking about
going, traveling to Yellowstone.

They're saying they national
park's geothermal heat

is the solution to all of
this, but I don't know.

Still doesn't really
give us a solution

for those things
outside, that's for sure.

You know, I don't know.

It's only a matter of time
before the sun comes back up.

I mean, why wouldn't it?

I don't believe all that
bullshit saying, you know

conspiracy theories saying
something's covering the sun.

I mean, that's impossible.

Those videos are,
they've gotta be edited.

I don't know, but I guess
if you would've told me,

you know, a few months ago that
the sun was gonna disappear

then I probably woulda
called bullshit on that too.

You know, we're lucky.

I know it doesn't seem like it,

but most people didn't
even know to stay away

from the lights before
it was too late.

So we got that going
for us, I guess.

I don't know.

I don't know when I'll
be able to video again,

Remember, so take
care of yourself.

Okay?

Take care of the baby too,
and keep your head up.

You know, Emma's
gotta be out there.

We'll find her.

All right.

Talk soon, River.

Love you.

She's still asleep.

What's that?

Blueprints.

Well, I figured that.

They're building another
parking garage downtown.

Another one?

Yup.

Oh, gosh.

Don't do that.

Okay, jeez.

I was just breathing.

I knew you were gonna do that.

You're making me nervous.

Oh, that's pretty.

What's the occasion?

My mom thought it'd be
pretty for the holidays.

I like it.

Oh, god.

Come on.

Go sit over there.

Are you done working?

Almost.

Just needed to take a break.

Well, come outside.

I can't.

I have to fold all this.

It'll be here
when you get back.

Okay, sorry.

Honey, come on,
let's go outside.

Hey.

Hey, it's okay, okay?

Come on, Mya.

Hey, hey.

Come on.

Come on, Mya.

What's that taste like?

Tastes gross, doesn't it?

You know what
doesn't taste gross?

Pizza.

God, I'd love some
pizza right now.

You would love it.

Everybody does.

And root beer.

I'd kill for some
root beer right now.

I have this cup of water,
I'm gonna take a sip,

and when I do, it's gonna
taste like root beer.

You wanna taste?

Let's cross our fingers today.

104.5.

Can you remember that one?

We don't even have this
one yet, so that's cool.

I've got an idea.

Let's change things
up a little bit.

Look at that.

Look at it.

Take it.

River.

River.

Come on.

It's Christmas!

Emma, stop.

Don't be an asshole.

Come on.

Come on, the
baby's already downstairs.

We talked about this.

You promised that you
wouldn't do the same thing

like you did last year.

I'm sorry.

Yeah, well, you keep
saying that, River,

but if you keep doing the same
things over and over again,

it just doesn't mean anything.

I didn't mean to
fall back asleep.

Yeah, well, the last present
under the tree is yours.

Emma, we promised we
wouldn't do that this year.

Yeah, well I did.

You gotta keep it down, okay?

I'll be fine.

Just...

Just a little sleep.

I'll wake up tomorrow and
I'll feel a whole lot better.

But first things first,
we gotta figure out

something about where
to find some food.

You're not even listening to me.

Okay, I'll call
you back in a bit.

Love you too.

Bye.

Well?

Thank you, River.

Where are you going?

I told you, I have
to work New Year's.

Well, can't they
just get someone else?

I mean, I made
reservations, and...

What about the baby?

What time
are you gonna be back?

Whenever they let me go.

I'll call you.

Okay.

Love you.

Love you too.

You know it wasn't
always like this.

I think she actually
liked me at one point.

I am so fucking tired
of this cartoon.

It's not even eight.

Hi, you've reached
Emma Kern with city management.

Leave your name and number and
I'll get back to you shortly.

Hey honey, are you there?

Look, I don't know what's
going on right now.

I just want to make
sure you're okay.

Oh, please pick up.

I'll try like in a
few minutes, okay?

Mya?

Mya?

Hey, honey, it's okay.

It's so cold in here,
what're you doing in here?

Sweetie.

Come here.

Oh.

Oh my goodness.

Are you okay?

Hey, hey, hey, it's okay.

Look.

You okay?

Oh my goodness.

Hey, you okay?

Silly mask, huh?

This is so I don't get your
germs, and you don't get mine.

You're not itchy, are you?

I hope not.

How'd that taste?

Good?

Hopefully that'll help
at least a little bit.

So I will eat them in a box,
and will eat them with a fox,

and will eat them in a
house, and I will eat them

with a mouse, and I will
eat them here and there.

Say, I will eat them anywhere.

I do so like green eggs and ham.

Thank you.

Thank you, Sam-I-Am.

My mom used to read
that to me all the time

when I was your age.

You know, I didn't even think
about calling her once...

Once all this happened.

Emma...

She reminded me a lot of her.

She was just a good person.

I mean, she didn't
even have to try.

It's just like she
was born that way.

And she always
wanted to be a mom.

You know, I would think
that if she didn't have

someone to share it
with, then she'd explode.

So I guess I'm sorry...

That you had to
be stuck with me.

If you were with her, things
would've gone differently.

And someone who'd love
you and...

You just deserve her.

I'm so sorry.

God.

I'm sorry.

Oh, shit.

Okay, just a minute, come on.

How's that for good luck?

I still have a few
pockets to go through.

Oh shit.

Oh shit.

Hey.

Don't do that.

Stop.

I'll shoot.

No more coughing, okay?

Can you say, "Dada?"

"Da-da."

Hello?

Hello?

Hear me?

Yes, I'm River
Kern, I'm from Shaw.

River Kern, Shaw.

Well River, it's nice to
finally reach someone.

I'm Megan, by the way.

Hi Megan.

Look, I don't mean to
derail anything here,

but my wife, she went
missing during all of this,

and I was wondering if
she was there with you?

Her name's Emma.

Emma.

Let me look through
our files real quick.

River?

Yes?

I couldn't
find an Emma Kern

in any of our documents.

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

Our community
is still new and growing.

We take in people every day.

So it is possible she
could have slipped by.

Can you tell me a little bit
more about your situation?

I would love to accept
you into our community,

but I need a few more details.

Is that okay?

Yeah, that's fine.

Wonderful.

To start out, who
else are you with?

I'm with my daughter, and
she's a little over a year now.

Hey, come on.

Seriously?

You do not do that!

Come on.

Really?

That's not okay.

Okay?

All right.

Change of plans.

And as New
Year's Day comes to an end,

the record has been broken.

Over 24 hours of
complete darkness.

We've been working
hard here at the studio

ever since yesterday,
and there's been

absolutely no moon in the sky

over here on the eastern border.

Fuck, fuck, fuck!

We're sorry,
the number you have reached

is not in service.

Please check the number
or try your call again.

You like green beans?

Any other news?

Yeah, just
the news we've been

waiting for, actually.

The transport team is
getting ready to leave.

It shouldn't be
more than 24 hours.

That's good to know.

They did leave me
some questions to ask you.

Is that all right?

Yeah, that's fine.

Okay.

What's the area like over there?

Any looters, creatures?

Well, I've had a few run-ins
with a couple intruders,

but creatures, I guess just one.

It's down in my
basement, I've been

kind of studying it for a while.

You have
it in the basement?

Yeah, why?

River, you
have to get it out.

What? Why?

The creatures
communicate with one another.

I'm afraid if you've
had it there too long,

it may have sent
signals out to others.

Can you get it out?

I can try.

Megan?

It's gone

River,
this is great news.

Are you okay?

Yeah, just a little tired.

Well, I checked
in with the transport team

about an hour ago.

They're getting close.

Just hang in there.

You didn't touch it
or anything, did you?

Why?

The creatures
are full of bacteria

we've never seen before.

We're still studying
them ourselves

to figure out what's going on.

I just don't want you
to get sick or anything.

Yeah, I'm fine.

Okay, but just out
of precautionary reasons,

maybe don't get too
close to the baby.

No skin on skin
touch or anything.

We've never been close.

What?

Nothing, we'll be ready.

Hey, you.

You like the suit?

You want that story again?

It's a good one.

There are some people
that are on their way

that are gonna rescue you.

And they can read you
that book all the time.

And give you everything
that I never could.

I'm so sorry for how
I've been to you.

And I hope someday you
can understand that.

I loved your mama so much.

More than anything
in the entire world.

And when you came along,
it was such a happy time.

But Mama gave you more
attention than me.

I can't blame her, though.

I guess I just got
a little jealous.

Does that make sense?

I love you, Mya.

Just as much as I loved Mama.

I can't stay much longer.

But there's something
that I wanna do

that I should've
done more often.

Megan, tell them to get ready.

All right, Megan, send them in.

River,
what're you doing?

Trust me.

Trust me.

Transport,
River is not responding.

I think he ran them off?

I'll keep trying.