Mothman (2010) - full transcript

In Point Pleasant, land of the legend The Mothman, a group of seven teenage friends accidentally kills the boy Jamie (Alex Hardee) in a prank by the river and they decide to cover up the incident. Ten years later, the journalist of the Washington Weekly Katharine Grant, who was one of the seven teenagers, is assigned by her editor to return to her hometown to prepare a matter about the 10th Mothman Festival. She meets with the other six friends that have stayed in the town and sooner they are murdered one by one by The Mothman. Katherine and her former boyfriend Derek seek help with old blind man Frank Waverly that has been luring The Mothman for many years trying to save their lives from the punishment of the entity.

[ WATER SPLASHES ]

[ INSECTS CHIRPING ]

[ TWIG CRACKS ]

[ SCREAMS ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

Mindy: WHOO!

WHOO!
WATER FEELS GOOD!

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATION ]

[ SCREAMING, LAUGHTER ]

[ WATER SPLASHES ]



I DON'T WANT SCHOOL
TO BE OVER.

I'M GONNA MISS YOU GUYS
TOO MUCH.

OH, COME ON. WE'LL STILL
BE FRIENDS. I KNOW IT.

PROMISE ME.

COME ON, PROMISE ME.

WE PROMISE!
WE PROMISE! WE PROMISE!

GOOD. I FEEL ALL WARM
INSIDE NOW.

JAMIE!

OH, MY GOD!
OH, MY GOD!

[ SCREAMING, LAUGHTER ]

HEY, YOUR BROTHER'S
KIND OF ANNOYING, MAN.

YEAH, I KNOW.

I DON'T WANT HIM HERE,
EITHER.

BUT I'M STUCK BABYSITTING
ONCE AGAIN.



Derek: MAYBE HE JUST WANTED TO
SEE THE GIRLS IN THEIR BIKINIS.

CAN'T SAY THAT I BLAME HIM.

WHAT?
IT'S A COMPLIMENT.

GROSS!

HEY, UH, MAYBE
HE'LL LEAVE US ALONE TONIGHT

IF KATIE GIVES HIM A KISS.

HEY, Shh. DON'T.

DEAL.
DEAL?

HEY!
A DEAL'S A DEAL.

GOT TO KISS THE KID.
DO IT! WHOO!

YEAH, DO IT.
COME ON, BUDDY.

JAMIE,
LET'S GO, BUDDY.

AND THEN YOU'LL
LEAVE US BE?
YES.

OKAY.
LADIES FIRST.

NOW,
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO...

OKAY.
...YOU NEED
TO CLOSE YOUR EYES.

OKAY.
OKAY.

THE FIRST KISS, YOU SHOULD
ALWAYS HAVE YOUR EYES CLOSED --

VERY IMPORTANT.
OKAY.

COME ON, PUCKER UP!
YEAH, PUCKER UP
REAL GOOD, BUDDY.

OKAY.

PUCKER UP!
PUCKER UP!

[ GASPS ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

JERK!

[ LAUGHTER CONTINUES ]

HOW WAS IT?

HOW WAS IT?

SHUT UP!

NICE.

ALL RIGHT.
WHO NEEDS A DRINK?

BEER?

THANK YOU.

BEER?
THANKS.

UM, NO THANKS.
I'M GOOD.

[ CHUCKLES ]

HEY, YOU KNOW, RICHARD, UM,
I'M STARTING TO THINK

THAT, UH, JAMIE HERE
IS A BIGGER MAN THAN YOU ARE.

OW.

OOH!

[ LAUGHTER ]

HEY, NOT EVERYONE'S
A DRUNK.

OOH!

I'LL TAKE HIS BEER.

ALL RIGHT, BUDDY.

WHOA, NOT -- NOT SO FAST,
TINY TIM.
COME ON!

NO.
FINE.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

I THINK WE NEED TO TEACH
MY LITTLE BROTHER A LESSON.

A LESSON, HUH?

[ SNIFFS,
CLEARS THROAT ]

HEY,
YOU KNOW, UH, JAMIE...

IF YOU PLAN
ON STICKING AROUND HERE TONIGHT,

YOU SHOULD, UH...
[ CHUCKLES ]

...PROBABLY
KNOW THE TRUTH.

THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT?

THE MOTHMAN.

Mindy: WOW.
[ LAUGHS ]

I KNOW ABOUT THE MOTHMAN.

DO YOU, NOW?

HE'S BURIED UNDER THE
INCINERATORS AT THE OLD MILL.

WELL, YOU KNOW,
JAMIE, UM...

THIS RIVER HERE RUNS
RIGHT PAST THE MILL.

SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT, UH,

THE MOTHMAN USES IT
TO GET OUT AT NIGHT.

HEY, HE MIGHT BE
DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW...

WAITING
FOR HIS NEXT VICTIM.

[ CHUCKLES ]

OKAY, GUYS, COME ON,
YOU'RE -- YOU'RE SCARING HIM.

NO.
NO, THEY'RE NOT.

REALLY?

YEAH, REALLY.

WELL, ALL RIGHT.
GO FOR A SWIM. COME ON.

EVERYBODY.
IT'LL BE FUN.

Richard: YEAH, COME ON.
IT'LL BE FUN.
OKAY.

LET'S SWIM.
LET'S GO FOR A SWIM.

ALL RIGHT.

JAMIE, ARE YOU COMING
OR WHAT?

Mindy: WHOO!

I THOUGHT
YOU WEREN'T SCARED.

[ LAUGHS ]

YOU SEE,
THE TRICK IS, JAMIE...

YOU GOT TO KEEP MOVING

SO THE MOTHMAN DOESN'T
GET HOLD OF YOUR FEET.

Jamie: I'M NOT A LITTLE KID,
ALL RIGHT?

I KNOW THERE'S NO SUCH THING
AS THE MOTH--

[ LAUGHTER ]

OH, MY GOD!
IT'S THE MOTHMAN!

AAH! OH, MY GOD!
IT'S THE MOTHMAN!

STOP!

[ SPUTTERING ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

BABY,
YOU'RE THE MOTHMAN.

I'M THE MOTHMAN.

I'M NOT JOKING,
ALL RIGHT?

[ LAUGHTER ]

COME ON, KAT.
IT'S JUST FOR FUN.

MOTHMAN! OOH!

OH-HO! BUDDY! OH!

OKAY, GUYS, COME ON.

[ LAUGHTER ]

NO, SERIOUSLY,
HE'S HAD ENOUGH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

LITTLE PUNK!

HEY, YOU GUYS,
WHERE'S JAMIE?

YOU GUYS,
WHERE'S JAMIE?!

FUNNY, JAMIE.

COME ON, MAN,
THIS ISN'T FUNNY.
I DON'T SEE HIM.

JAMIE! JAMIE!

JAMIE! JAMIE!
JAMIE! JAMIE!

JAMIE?!
COME ON, MAN!

JAMIE?!
THERE HE IS!

GET HIM UP, GET HIM UP.
COME ON. GET HIM UP.

EASY. EASY.

GET HIS HEAD!

WATCH HIS HEAD,
WATCH HIS HEAD, WATCH HIS HEAD.

GOT HIM?
MOVE. I GOT HIM.

COME ON.

COME ON, JAMIE.

BREATHE.
BREATHE, PLEASE.

JAMIE! JAMIE, PLEASE!
BREATHE! COME ON, BUDDY!

COME ON!

JAMIE, COME BACK.
COME ON.

COME BACK!

HE'S GONE, JARED.

OH, MY GOD!

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

WE HAVE TO GO GET HELP.

WAIT, HOLD ON.
HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

LET'S THINK ABOUT THIS
FOR A MINUTE.

LET'S GET OUR STORY
STRAIGHT HERE.

"GET OUR STORY STRAIGHT"?
COME ON, THINK ABOUT THIS!

Y-YOU THINK WE CAN JUST EXPLAIN
WHAT HAPPENED HERE TONIGHT

AND EVERYTHING'S
GONNA BE FINE?

CASEY -- CASEY'S RIGHT.

MAYBE WE SHOULD
THINK THIS THROUGH.

NO, THIS IS --
THIS IS RIDICULOUS!

HE'S OUR FRIEND!
JARED, HE'S YOUR BROTHER!

I TOLD HIM NOT TO COME.
I TOLD HIM NOT TO COME.

WE'RE NOT JUST GONNA
TELL SOME LIE!

DEREK, YOU'RE WITH ME,
RIGHT?

I DON'T KNOW, KAT.
I MEAN, WE'RE ALL REAL DRUNK.

I'M NOT THINKING
VERY STRAIGHT.

WE HAVE TO DO WHAT'S BEST
FOR THE GROUP. ALL RIGHT?

WE --
WE CAN HIDE HIS BODY,

AND WE --
WE CAN SAY WE WALKED HIM HOME

AND NEVER
SAW FROM HIM AGAIN.

NOBODY WILL KNOW!

YOU'RE A MANIAC.

KATHARINE, WAIT!

JAMIE WOULDN'T WANT US
TO GIVE UP ALL OF OUR LIVES --

OUR FUTURES
OVER AN ACCIDENT!

ONCE WE ACCEPT
THAT HE'S GONE,

WE'LL REALIZE THAT -- THAT THIS
IS WHAT'S BEST FOR EVERYONE.

Jared: KATHARINE.

CASEY'S RIGHT.

WHY CAN'T WE JUST
SAY THAT HE...

HE DOVE IN...
HE HIT HIS HEAD?

WE HAD NOTHING
TO DO WITH IT.

YEAH.

YEAH.
YEAH, THAT'S PERFECT.

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT THERE'S
NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS HEAD?

YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS,
MAN.

I'M DOING IT.

NO, YOU CAN'T!

YOU --
YOU CAN'T DO THIS.

COME ON, LET'S DO THIS.

YOU JUST CAN'T.

COME ON.

COME ON.
COME ON.

LET'S DO IT.

DO IT.

[ SOBS ]

DO IT.

DO IT.

GOD HELP US.

KATHARINE?

KATHARINE, COME ON.

[ SOBBING ]

DO IT.
[ SNIFFLES ]

[ GRUNTS ]

SORRY, JAMIE.

[ GRUNTS ]

[ SOBBING ]

[ ROCK THUDS ]

[ ROCK THUDS ]

[ CRYING ]

[ SIREN WAILING IN DISTANCE ]

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]

Walker: KATHARINE!

MR. WALKER.

HEY, GLAD I CAUGHT YOU BEFORE
YOU GOT UP TO THE OFFICE.

OH?
YEAH.

ABSOLUTELY LOVED
YOUR LATEST STORY YOU WROTE.

GOGGLES FOR DOGS --
IT'S VERY CLEVER.

TWO DOGS, BUDDY.

"DOGGLES."
[ CHUCKLES ]

KEEPS THEM SAFE WHILE THEY HANG
THEIR HEADS OUT THE WINDOW.
GOOD STUFF.

YEAH, QUALITY JOURNALISM,
KATHARINE.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, I WANT TO REWARD YOU

BY GIVING YOU A HIGHER CALIBER
OF ASSIGNMENTS.

HERE ARE YOUR DOGS.

HIGHER CALIBER
THAN DOG GOGGLES?

[ BOTH LAUGH ]

THAT'S -- THAT'S GREAT.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. WALKER.

YOU'RE -- YOU'RE NOT
GONNA REGRET THIS.

UM, WELL,
I'M -- I'M READY FOR ANYTHING.

IS IT POLITICAL
OR AN OP-ED PIECE?

OH, IT'S BETTER.

OH.

I WANT YOU TO GO THERE
AND COVER THE FESTIVAL.

UH, YOU WANT ME TO DO A STORY
ON THE MOTHMAN?

WELL, YOU'RE FROM
POINT PLEASANT, RIGHT?

WHO BETTER TO DO A STORY
ON THE FESTIVAL

AND COVER THE MOTHMAN

THAN OUR VERY OWN
WEST VIRGINIA TRANSPLANT?

UH...I DON'T KNOW,
MR. WALKER.

MY -- MY PARENTS AND I MOVED
AWAY FROM THERE YEARS AGO.

I HAVEN'T TALKED
TO ANYBODY THERE SINCE.

IT'S JUST, UM...

IT'S NOT REALLY A PLACE
I'D EVER WANT TO GO BACK TO.

I CAN RESPECT THAT.
I CAN.

BUT YOU REALLY DON'T
HAVE A CHOICE.

I CAN'T FIND ANYBODY ELSE
TO COVER IT FOR THIS WEEKEND.

SO, IT'S TIME
TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE

AND BE A TEAM PLAYER.

YOU ARE A TEAM PLAYER,
AREN'T YOU, KATHARINE?

YES, YEAH.

ATTAGIRL!

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A BLAST --
SEE OLD FRIENDS.

OKAY.

RIGHT?
MM-HMM.

[ Chuckling ] OKAY.

OH, AND, UH, WILL YOU TELL
THAT MOTHMAN WHEN YOU SEE HIM

THAT HE OWES ME
FOR A NEW SUIT?

I'M PRETTY SURE THAT BIG JERK
ATE THROUGH THE LAST ONE.

HMM?

[ BOTH CHUCKLE ]

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATION ]

[ DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE ]

[ GASPS ]
[ TIRES SCREECH ]

WHOA! WHOA, WHOA!

HEY, LADY,
WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING, HUH?

I'M SORRY.
ARE YOU OKAY?

GOSH, I'M SO SORRY. I --

KATHARINE?

HI.

[ HORN HONKING ]
WOW.

YOU REALLY KNOW
HOW TO MAKE AN ENTRANCE.

I'M SO SORRY.
[ CHUCKLES ]
YOU'RE HERE.

I'M HERE.

IT'S BEEN,
WHAT, 10 YEARS?

10 YEARS.

I CAN'T BELIEVE
YOU'RE BACK.

I HEARD YOU WERE
AN ACTRESS OR SOMETHING.

NO. [ CHUCKLES ]
NO, I'M A REPORTER.

A REPORTER?
THAT'S GREAT.

I MEAN, YOU LOOK...

I MEAN...MAN.

UH, THANKS,
I THINK.

[ HORN HONKING ]
J-JUST A SECOND, GUYS.

UH, HEY, LISTEN,
THE OLD GANG --

THEY'RE GETTING TOGETHER TONIGHT
FOR A DRINK.

YOU SHOULD JOIN US.

UH...YOU KNOW, THE -- THE DRIVE
FROM WASHINGTON WAS REALLY LONG,

SO I-I THINK I'M JUST GONNA HEAD
TO THE MOTEL AND PACK IT IN.

YOU KNOW, IT'S --
IT'S ACTUALLY --

IT'S THE ANNIVERSARY OF,
UH, JAMIE'S, UH...

WELL, YOU KNOW,
WE GET TOGETHER ONCE A YEAR,

AND WE HAVE DRINKS
IN HIS MEMORY,

AND I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD
BE NICE IF YOU WOULD...

UM...YEAH.

I-I'M SORRY.
I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE.

UM,
OF COURSE I'LL BE THERE.

YEAH?
MM-HMM.

GREAT. GREAT.
I MEAN, THAT'S --

IT'LL BE NICE TO HAVE
EVERYBODY TOGETHER AGAIN.
[ HORN HONKING ]

Woman: EXCUSE ME!
JUST ONE --

UH...RICHARD AND SALLY --

THEY OWN THE BAR NOW
ON CHAMBERLIN.

OH.

SO -- SO, MEET US THERE AROUND,
UH -- AROUND 8:00.

8:00 IT IS.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.
OKAY.

OH. [ CHUCKLES ]
ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.
YEAH.
TALK TO YOU LATER.

BYE.
ALL RIGHT.

SEE YOU.
YEAH, AT 8:00.
ALL RIGHT.

[ CAR DOOR OPENS ]

[ ENGINE TURNS OVER ]

GO, GUYS. OKAY.

MOVE ALONG. CHOP, CHOP,
CHOP, CHOP, CHOP, CHOP.

Man:
THANKS SO MUCH.

[ SIGHS ]

[ SIGHS ]

[ WIND WHISTLING ]

[ FAUCET CREAKS, WATER RUNS ]

[ WATER STOPS ]

YOU LOOK AS BAD AS I FEEL.

[ GLASS SHATTERS ]

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATION ]

[ INSECTS CHIRPING ]

[ POOL BALLS CLACKING,
INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]

NO SHOW?

NOT YET.
SHE'LL BE HERE.

GENTLEMEN?

THANKS, MAN.

[ WHISTLES ]

HEY, UH, YOU DIDN'T REALLY
EXPECT HER TO COME, DID YOU?

WE HAVEN'T SEEN OR HEARD
FROM HER IN 10 YEARS.

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK
SHE'S WELCOME HERE, ANYWAY?

HEY, WE ALL DEALT WITH IT
IN OUR OWN WAY.

YEAH. YEAH, SHE DEALT WITH IT
BY LEAVING --

LEAVING US HERE TO DEAL
WITH THE MESS.

LET'S JUST HAVE A DRINK,
ALL RIGHT?

LET'S NOT FORGET
WHY WE'RE HERE.

I'M UP FOR THAT.

JARED?
EVERYTHING OKAY?

YEAH, YEAH.

I, UH, JUST HAVEN'T BEEN FEELING
WELL SINCE THIS AFTERNOON.

I'LL BE OKAY.

TO JAMIE.
MAY HE BE IN PEACE.

TO JAMIE. TO JAMIE.
TO JAMIE. TO JAMIE.

[ SHOT GLASSES TAPPING ]

[ SIGHS ]

WELL, I'LL BE DAMNED.

Mindy: LOOKS LIKE
SOMEONE'S STILL CARRYING

THEIR HIGH-SCHOOL CRUSH.

HEY.

HEY. I DIDN'T THINK
YOU WERE GONNA MAKE IT.

I DECIDED TO WALK
FROM THE MOTEL.

HAD ENOUGH DRIVING
FOR ONE DAY.

IT'S PROBABLY SAFER
THAT WAY.

I MEAN
FOR ALL THE TOWNSPEOPLE.

[ BOTH CHUCKLE ]

ARE YOU SURE
THIS IS OKAY?

I KIND OF FEEL
LIKE I'M INTRUDING.
ARE YOU KIDDING?

EVERYONE WAS REAL EXCITED
WHEN THEY HEARD YOU WERE COMING.

REALLY?

REALLY. COME ON.

COME ON.

WELL, DON'T YOU JUST LOOK
LIKE THE PICTURE OF SUCCESS?

THANKS.

YEAH.
YOU LOOK GREAT.

THANKS.

WHAT? SHE DOES.

WE WERE ALL REALLY WORRIED
YOU WEREN'T GONNA MAKE IT,

ESPECIALLY...DEREK.

[ SCOFFS ]
I WASN'T THAT WORRIED.

[ CHUCKLES ]

WELL,
YOU ALL LOOK GREAT.

Jared: WOW.

YOU ALWAYS WERE
A TERRIBLE LIAR.

UH, TRUE.

GUESS ONE BIG LIE
IN A LIFETIME'S ENOUGH, HUH?

I WILL DRINK TO THAT.

YES, LET'S DRINK.
LET'S DRINK.

KATHARINE?
JUST GOT THAT ONE FOR YOU.

WHAT, UH --
WHAT ARE WE GONNA DRINK TO?

TO OLD FRIENDS.

Katharine:
TO OLD FRIENDS.

OLD FRIENDS.
OLD FRIENDS.
OLD FRIENDS.

ANOTHER.

UH, HONEY,
EVERYBODY JUST GOT HERE.

I THINK
WE SHOULD SLOW DOWN.

ALL RIGHT,
SUIT YOURSELF.

NO, HONEY, COME ON.
HONEY, PLEASE.

PLEASE.

YEAH, OKAY.

SORRY.

Jared: SO, UH...
[ CLEARS THROAT ]

...DEREK SAYS YOU'RE HERE
DOING A STORY.

NOT ON US, I HOPE.

NO, UH,
ON THE FESTIVAL.

YOU MEAN
ON THE MOTHMAN.

YEAH, MY EDITOR THOUGHT

IT WOULD MAKE
A GOOD HUMAN-INTEREST PIECE,

GIVEN I GREW UP HERE,
SO...

GREW UP AND LEFT,
YOU MEAN.

UH, KATHARINE,
JARED HAS BECOME

QUITE THE LOCAL-HISTORY BUFF
LATELY,

UM, WITH THE WEST VIRGINIA
HAUNTINGS...

MOTHMAN!

[ LAUGHTER ]

JARED, HOW ABOUT
YOU GIVE HER A HAND?

YEAH, I-I DON'T THINK
THAT'S SUCH A GOOD IDEA.

COME ON,
IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU.

YEAH, UH, YOU KNOW WHAT?
I'M JUST NOT INTERESTED, OKAY?

LOOK, I'M SORRY,
KATHARINE,

BUT YOU COMING BACK
REALLY WASN'T A GOOD IDEA.

HEY, JARED, YOU KNOW,
THAT'S REALLY NOT COOL, MAN.

IT'S OKAY.
I UNDERSTAND.

IT'S --
IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.

[ GASPS ]

[ ALL MURMURING ]

WHAT THE HELL, JARED?
WHAT'S GOTTEN INTO YOU, MAN?

I NEED TO GET SOME AIR.

Sally:
IS EVERYTHING OKAY?

NO, EVERYTHING'S NOT OKAY.

YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE
COME BACK, KATHARINE.

[ SCOFFS ]

NO, HE'S RIGHT.

MY COMING BACK
WAS A MISTAKE.

IT'S JUST...BRINGING UP
BAD FEELINGS, BAD MEMORIES.

DON'T TAKE IT
PERSONALLY.

HE GETS LIKE THAT
EVERY YEAR.

WE'LL SEE HIM
IN THE MORNING.

HE'LL BE A DIFFERENT GUY.
YOU'LL SEE.

MAYBE.

ANOTHER DRINK?

UH, YOU KNOW,
IT'S KIND OF BEEN A LONG DAY.

I THINK I'M JUST GONNA...
HEAD BACK.

I'LL GIVE YOU A LIFT.

OH, NO, NO, NO.
THAT'S OKAY.

THE WALK'S GONNA
DO ME GOOD.

IT REALLY HAS BEEN GREAT
SEEING YOU GUYS.

YOU KNOW, I-I HAVE A SALON
UP THE STREET.

YOU SHOULD REALLY
JUST STOP IN,

AND I'LL SEE
WHAT I CAN DO TO...

FIX YOU UP.

OKAY.

REALLY.
JUST COME.

IT'LL BE FUN.

I MIGHT JUST DO THAT.
[ CHUCKLES ]

ALL RIGHT, GOOD NIGHT,
YOU GUYS. BYE.

BYE.
BYE.

HEY, DEREK, SO MUCH
FOR THAT OLD SPARK, HUH, SPORT?

DON'T WORRY.
WE STILL LOVE YOU, DEREK.

YEAH.

OKAY.

[ SMOOCHES, BLOWS AIR ]

HEY, KAT?! KAT! KAT!
HOLD UP, HOLD UP!

LOOK...
THEY'RE JUST...

LOOK, THEY'RE GONNA
WARM UP TO YOU. YOU'LL SEE.

[ SCOFFS ]
WHATEVER.

IT'S ALL GOOD.
HONEST.

JARED WAS RIGHT.

YOU ARE A HORRIBLE LIAR.

COME ON, ALL RIGHT?

IF YOU INSIST
ON LEAVING,

THEN LET ME GIVE YOU
A RIDE HOME --

FOR OLD TIMES' SAKE.

OKAY, AS LONG AS WE TALK
ABOUT ANYTHING BUT OLD TIMES.

DEAL?

DEAL. DONE.

[ EXHALES SHARPLY ]
CASE CLOSED.

[ ENGINE REVS ]

[ INSECTS CHIRPING ]

NO!

NO! AAH! AAH! OH, NO!

[ GRUNTS ]

NO!

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

[ GRUNTING ]

[ SCREAMING ]

[ INSECTS CHIRPING ]

[ KNOCK ON DOOR ]
JARED, IT'S KATHARINE.

[ GASPS ] GOD!

YOU SCARED ME.

YOU'RE AWFUL JUMPY
FOR A CITY GIRL.

[ Chuckling ]
OH, VERY FUNNY.

YOU'RE NOT STALKING ME NOW,
ARE YOU?

THOUGHT NEVER
CROSSED MY MIND.

JUST HAD THE URGE
TO CHECK IN ON A FRIEND?

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

I'VE BEEN KNOCKING, BUT...

HE'S PROBABLY JUST
SLEEPING OFF LAST NIGHT.

OR HE'S AVOIDING ME.

JARED! IT'S DEREK!
YOU IN THERE?!

MAYBE HE'S JUST OUT
RIDING ONE OF HIS HORSES.

COME ON.
LET'S GET SOME BREAKFAST.

I KNOW
THE PERFECT SPOT.

OKAY.

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS.

THIS IS THE HEALTHIEST
BREAKFAST EVER.

[ METAL CLANKS, BELL DINGS ]

HUH? YEAH?

GO AHEAD.
OKAY.

READY? GO.

[ METAL CLANKS, BELL DINGS ]
HUH?

THAT WAS TOO EASY.
NO, I'M JUST GOOD.

[ LAUGHS ]

OH, WON A PRIZE.
THAT'S NICE.

YEAH, I NEVER WON MYSELF
ANYTHING BEFORE.

LUCKY YOU.
YEAH.

THIS ONE'S REALLY HARD.

IT LOOKS EASY,
BUT IT'S NOT.

I COULD DO THAT.
GIVE ME THIS.

OH!

I GET TWO? TWO?

ONE MORE TIME.
THREE.

SO CLOSE!
CAN'T WIN THEM ALL.

CAN'T WIN THEM ALL.

OKAY, WE'VE GOT TO GO,
SERIOUSLY.

OKAY, YOU KEEP THAT ONE.
I COULDN'T WIN YOU TWO, SO...

HOW NICE.
THANK YOU.

MM-HMM.

I BET YOU MISSED THIS,
HUH?

YOU KNOW WHAT?

I KIND OF DID.

THERE YOU GO.
THANKS.

Katharine: WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

Derek: YOU KNOW,
THERE'S A RUMOR GOING AROUND.

OH, LET'S DO THIS ONE.

THAT'S NOT A GAME.
NICE TRY, THOUGH.

I WORK HERE.
NO, YOU DON'T.

THIS IS --
THIS IS WHAT I DO.
OH, YOU'RE SO CLEVER.

IT IS.

OKAY, I HAVE TO GET SOME
INTERVIEWS DONE, SERIOUSLY.
OKAY.

Woman: MOTHMAN?

MOTHMAN'S BEEN AROUND HERE
FOR A LONG, LONG TIME,

KILLING THOSE
WHO DARE TO CROSS HIM.

YES, WASHING AWAY THE BLOOD
FROM THE TOWN'S HANDS

WITH MORE BLOOD
FROM THE DIRTY SINNERS.

YOU TWO COULD BE NEXT.

OKAY. PERFECT.
I THINK WE GOT IT. THANK YOU.

WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?

I HAVE NO IDEA.

Derek: SO, LET ME GO
ON THE RECORD HERE.

STOP IT!
THE REAL QUESTION IS,
HOW COME IT'S THE MOTHMAN?

WHY DIDN'T WE GET,
LIKE, A WASPMAN?

WHAT'S SCARY
ABOUT A MOTH?

YOU TWO THINK THIS IS
A BIG JOKE, DON'T YOU?

YOU THINK MOTHMAN IS
SOMETHING TO BE LAUGHED AT?

THIS TOWN HAS NO CLUE
WHAT IT'S DEALING WITH.

WELL, WHY DON'T YOU, UH --
WHY DON'T YOU ENLIGHTEN US?

WHO'S ASKING?

KATHARINE GRANT.

I'M A REPORTER WITH
THE WASHINGTON WEEKLY.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME, SIR?
FRANK WAVERLEY.

THE ONLY CITIZEN
OF THIS FINE TOWN

TO HAVE SURVIVED MOTHMAN.

OH.

MAYBE YOU COULD, UH,
SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.

WHERE EXACTLY DID
THE MOTHMAN COME FROM THEN?

WELL, THERE ARE
A FEW THEORIES.

BUT ONE THING I KNOW FOR SURE --
A HELL OF A LOT OF FOLKS

REPORTED SEEING
THAT SON OF A BITCH

BACK IN THE YEARS
'66 AND '67.

BUT THE SIGHTINGS ENDED

WITH THE COLLAPSE
OF THE SILVER BRIDGE.

46 PEOPLE DIED THAT DAY.

SHE KNOWS ALL THIS, FRANK.
SHE'S -- SHE'S FROM HERE.

WELL, I BET THIS IS SOMETHING
SHE DOESN'T KNOW.

ABOUT 70 YEARS AGO,

IN A JAIL CELL
IN THAT BUILDING RIGHT THERE...

TWO POLICE DEPUTIES DECIDED

THAT THEY WERE GONNA
PLAY A JOKE.

THEY UNLOADED
A SACK OF SNAKES

IN THE JAIL CELL
OF THE TOWN DRUNK.

[ LAUGHS ]

JUST A PRACTICAL JOKE.

[ CHUCKLES ]

WHAT THEY FAILED TO DO
WAS DETERMINE

WHETHER OR NOT ANY
OF THOSE SNAKES WERE POISONOUS.

A FEW YEARS LATER --

BOTH DEPUTIES WERE FOUND DEAD
WITH THEIR EYES MISSING --

TRADEMARK MOTHMAN.

COME ON, FRANK.

YOU GOT TO FRESHEN UP
YOUR MATERIAL, MAN.

I HEARD THAT ONE
LIKE A MILLION TIMES.

I DON'T LIKE YOU.

WELL, IT WAS NEW TO ME, FRANK.
KEEP GOING.

ARE YOU GONNA MAKE ME OUT

TO BE A CRAZY, OLD COOT
FOR YOUR PAPER?

NO.
HIM? CRAZY?
OF COURSE NOT.

I MAY BE BLIND,
BUT I'M NOT DEAF.

SORRY.
IT WAS JUST A JOKE.

A JOKE?
EVERYTHING'S A JOKE.

EVERYBODY AROUND HERE

TREATS THIS THING
LIKE A CARTOON CHARACTER.

THE MOTHMAN IS GONNA
STRIKE AGAIN.

AND WHEN HE DOES --
YOU CAN MARK MY WORDS --

NOBODY'S GONNA LAUGH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS ]

Man: THANK YOU.
THANKS.

THREE WHISKEY DOUBLES.

LOOKS LIKE YOU NEED
ANOTHER BOTTLE, DARLING.

JUST...
JUST, UH, ONE MINUTE.

I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE'S THE ONLY
ONE WORKING THE BAR TONIGHT.

RICHARD?
HONEY, YOU IN THERE?

IT'S GETTING PRETTY BUSY.
I COULD REALLY USE YOUR HELP.

UH...I'LL BE RIGHT THERE.

IS EVERYTHING OKAY?

YEP.
UH, JUST NEED A MINUTE.

YOU SURE?

EVERYTHING'S FINE.

SORRY, BUDDY.

LOOKS LIKE I WON'T BE
JOINING YOU THIS YEAR.

SOUNDS LIKE
I'M STILL NEEDED HERE.

[ SCREAMING ]

[ SCREAMING IN DISTANCE,
PEOPLE MURMURING ]

RICHARD!
[ SCREAMING CONTINUES ]

RICHARD, OPEN UP!

[ SCREAMING CONTINUES ]

RICHARD!

[ GASPING ]

[ ALL SCREAMING ]

[ GUN CLICKING ]

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

NO. NO.

[ SCREAMING ]

[ SCREAMING ]

[ SCREAMING, CRYING ]

[ ENGINE TURNS OVER ]

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

SO, I HAVE TO SAY,

YOU GOT A DECENT AMOUNT
OF INTERVIEWS TODAY, HUH?

SO?
I GOT SOME GOOD STUFF.

YOU'RE WELCOME,
BY THE WAY.

[ LAUGHS ]
HOW Y'ALL DOING?

OH, HEY.
MAYOR MITCHELL.
HEY, HEY.
HOW YOU DOING, SON?

DOING GOOD.
GOOD TO SEE YOU.
GOOD TO SEE YOU.

DO YOU REMEMBER
KATHARINE GRANT?
HI, PROBABLY NOT.

OH, YES, I DO, DARLING.
OH.

THIS IS ONE OF MY GIRLS.

THE ONE THAT I ALLOWED
TO GET AWAY,

AND I DON'T KNOW
HOW I DID THAT.

MY GOSH.
AND LOOK AT YOU.

OOH, OOH, OOH.
OH, THANK YOU.

YOU GREW UP GOOD, GIRLY.
[ LAUGHS ]

MATTER OF FACT, IF YOU DECIDE
TO MOVE BACK TO TOWN,

YOU GOT A JOB WORKING FOR ME
RIGHT AWAY.

OKAY.
I'LL KEEP THAT IN MIND.

YEAH, AND --
AND IT'S SO UNUSUAL

FOR ONE OF OUR PEOPLE
TO LEAVE US,

BECAUSE
IF YOU TRY TO LEAVE,

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS,
DON'T YOU?

THE MOTHMAN...
THE MOTHMAN... THE MOTHMAN...

...GETS THEM.
[ LAUGHS ]

HAVE A GOOD TIME,
DARLING.
THANKS.

YOU TAKE CARE, NOW.
NICE TO SEE YOU.

GOOD SEEING YOU,
YOUNG MAN.
GOOD SEEING YOU.

YOU TAKE CARE
OF YOURSELF.
YOU, TOO.

BYE.
HAVE A GOOD TIME, NOW.

[ LAUGHS ]

HERE'S WHAT I DON'T GET.

WHY ARE PEOPLE CELEBRATING
SUCH HORRIBLE THINGS?

EH, YOU KNOW.
RIGHT?

IT'S THEIR WAY
OF DEALING WITH IT, I GUESS.

IT, YOU KNOW,
GIVES PEOPLE A PEACE OF MIND.

PEACE OF MIND?
DO YOU FEEL PEACEFUL?

'CAUSE I CERTAINLY DON'T
AFTER ALL THAT.

[ SIRENS WAILING ]

THREE CARS? THAT'S
THE WHOLE DAMN POLICE FORCE.

WHATEVER'S GOING ON,
IT AIN'T NO BAR FIGHT.

COME ON.

GET ME THE CHIEF.

YES, SIR. YOU GOT IT.

MINDY!

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?

ONE OF THE COPS HERE
IS A BUDDY OF MINE.

HE GAVE ME
THE HEADS-UP.

HE SAID THAT, UH...

[ SIGHS ]

HE SAID THAT RICHARD
KILLED HIMSELF.

OH, MY GOD.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

NO, I CAN'T.

COPS SAID HE SLICED HIMSELF UP
PRETTY GOOD,

EVEN GOUGED OUT
HIS OWN EYES.

HIS EYES?

IT'S SICK.

[ POLICE RADIO CHATTER ]

WHERE'S SALLY?
Casey:
I DON'T KNOW, BRO.

MA'AM!
KATHARINE!

MA'AM!
KATHERINE!
KATHARINE!

DEREK, YOU STAY RIGHT HERE!
DEREK, STAY RIGHT HERE!

YOU WATCH THESE GUYS
WHILE I GO IN AFTER HER.

MA'AM, YOU DON'T
WANT TO GO IN THERE.

LISTEN TO ME. YOU DO NOT
WANT TO SEE WHAT'S IN THERE.

[ CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING ]

[ POLICE RADIO CHATTER ]

KATHARINE, WHAT HAPPENED?
DID YOU SEE HIM?

RICHARD DIDN'T
KILL HIMSELF.
WHAT?

IT WAS SOMETHING ELSE.

WE NEED TO TALK
TO THAT OLD MAN.
MA'AM, I NEED TO
TALK TO YOU! MA'AM!

DEREK, WHO WAS THAT?

HEY, DEREK!

FIND SALLY!

DEREK?

DEREK!

[ INSECTS CHIRPING ]

[ SOBBING ]

[ ENGINE SPUTTERS ]

NO. NO.

NO. NO.

[ ENGINE STOPS ]

[ CRYING ]

[ BREATHING HEAVILY ]

[ WHIMPERING ]

[ SCREAMING ]

[ GUNSHOT ]

DON'T SHOOT!

IT'S KATHARINE GRANT
FROM THE WASHINGTON WEEKLY.

WE -- WE MET AT THE FESTIVAL?

Frank:
COME ON IN, THEN.

[ DOOR CREAKING ]

HELLO?

[ ELECTRICITY BUZZING ]

[ INSECTS BUZZING ]

HELLO?

SHOULDN'T BE SNEAKING
AROUND A MAN'S HOUSE LIKE THAT.

YOU ALMOST GOT YOURSELF KILLED
ON NO ACCOUNT.

[ CHUCKLES ]

STARTING TO BELIEVE,
AIN'T YOU?

[ CHUCKLES ]

YOU'VE SEEN SOMETHING.

I'M NOT SURE
WHAT I'VE SEEN.

IT'S ALL IN THE EYES --
ALL IN THE EYES.

WHAT'S ALL IN THE EYES?

TAKE IT FROM ME --

NO ONE TRULY BELIEVES
IN THE MOTHMAN

UNTIL IT'S STARING THEM
STRAIGHT IN THE EYES.

YOU'LL BE NO DIFFERENT.

COME ON, THEN. HAVE A SEAT.
I'M NOT GONNA BITE YOU.

NOW, YOU WANT A HOPE IN HELL
OF SURVIVING THIS,

YOU NEED TO GET SMART FAST.

YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH.

THE LAND POINT PLEASANT
IS SITTING ON RIGHT NOW

IS THE ONLY LAND
IN NORTH AMERICA

NEVER TO HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED
BY INDIANS.

THEY THOUGHT
IT WAS INHABITED

BY AN EVIL SPIRIT
OR SOMETHING, RIGHT?

INDEED.

AND RIGHTFULLY SO.

A BLOODY BATTLE WAS WAGED
ON THESE LANDS.

HUNDREDS OF INDIANS
WERE MASSACRED.

THE WHITE SETTLERS
SHOWED NO MERCY.

THE INDIAN CHIEF CORNSTALK

HAD SEEN ENOUGH
OF HIS PEOPLE'S BLOOD SHED.

SO, HE CROSSED
OVER THE RIVER

TO WHERE POINT PLEASANT
NOW STANDS,

AND HE OFFERED
THE WHITE SETTLERS A TRUCE.

AND THEN
THEY MURDERED HIM.

WELL, NOT ONLY DID THEY
MURDER HIM. THEY TORTURED HIM.

NOW, THEY BEAT HIM
RELENTLESSLY,

WANTING TO KNOW
WHERE THE FEW SURVIVORS

OF HIS TRIBE WERE HIDING.

BEFORE DYING,
HE SUMMONED THE EVIL SPIRIT

THAT THE INDIANS HAD FEARED
FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS

SO THAT HE MIGHT
SEEK OUT HIS REVENGE

AGAINST ANYONE WHO WOULD
SET FOOT ON THIS LAND

WITH THE BLOOD OF MURDER
ON THEIR HANDS.

[ RASPING ]

BULLETS DID NOTHING TO STOP
THIS HORRIFIC TRANSFORMATION,

SO THEY PROCEEDED
TO CUT HIS BODY INTO PIECES

WHILE STILL ALIVE.

[ GROANING ]

THEY PLACED THE PIECES OF THE
CHIEF IN A MIRROR-LINED COFFIN,

HOPING IT WOULD
TRAP THE SPIRIT.

IT DID.

NOW MOTHMAN CAN ONLY
CROSS INTO OUR WORLD

THROUGH REFLECTIVE
SURFACES.

WELL, I DON'T THINK THERE'S
ANYTHING REFLECTIVE IN HERE,

SO I SEE YOU'VE LEFT
NOTHING UP TO CHANCE.

IF YOU WANT TO STAY ALIVE,

YOU LISTEN
TO OLD FRANK HERE.

THERE'S AN EVIL
IN POINT PLEASANT.

[ CHUCKLING ]

SURE DO HAVE A LOT OF BOOKS FOR
SOMEONE WHO CAN'T SEE TO READ.

WELL, I HAVEN'T ALWAYS
BEEN BLIND.

I COLLECTED A FEW ITEMS
OVER THE YEARS.

NOW, THIS IS SOME STUFF
YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK THROUGH,

SO YOU HELP YOURSELF.

WELL, GO ON.
GO ON, GO TAKE A LOOK.

OKAY.

LEAVING SO SOON?

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

THERE'S AN EVIL
IN POINT PLEASANT.

YEAH, I'M BEGINNING
TO SEE THAT.

NO, YOU'RE NOT.

PEOPLE LAUGH AND JOKE
AND CARRY ON,

BUT THIS IS VERY REAL.

LET ME GO.

GOOD DAY.

[ SIREN WAILING,
POLICE RADIO CHATTER ]

[ INDISTINCT CONVERSATION ]

[ DOOR CREAKS ]

[ CELLPHONE RINGING ]

DEREK?

KATHARINE.
KATHARINE, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

I THOUGHT
YOU WERE GONNA MEET ME

AT THE OLD GUY'S HOUSE
THIS MORNING.

[ Breaking up ]
Katherine...

HELLO?

LOOK...I FOUND SALLY.

[ Breaking up ]
Can you hear me?

DEREK, ARE YOU THERE?

JUST -- JUST WAIT
AT YOUR HOTEL.

ALL RIGHT? WAIT THERE.
I'M GONNA MEET YOU THERE.

DON'T LEAVE.

K-KATHARINE?
KATH--

[ STATIC ]

Mothman:
YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE.

[ SIGHS ]

[ TRUCK APPROACHING ]

[ ENGINE SHUTS OFF ]

[ SCREAMING ]

KATHARINE!

KATHARINE!
KATHARINE!

I CAN'T GET THE DOOR!

RUN! RUN!

GO, GO, GO, GO, GO!

[ TIRES SCREECHING ]

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?

WE NEED TO
SMASH THE MIRRORS.
WHAT?

[ GRUNTS ]
HERE, SMASH THE MIRRORS.

WHAT? WHAT?
SMASH THE MIRRORS!

CALL CASEY.
TELL HIM TO MEET US AT MINDY'S.

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

IT WAS TIME
FOR SOMETHING NEW.
YEAH.

IT LOOKS...GOOD.

GET OUT TO FRANK'S.

FIND OUT WHAT THE HELL'S
GOING ON.

I'LL MEET YOU OUT THERE.
WHAT ABOUT JARED?

I'LL HAVE CASEY
TRACK HIM DOWN.

WHAT IF HE'S --
DON'T EVEN THINK THAT.

OKAY? EVERYTHING'S GONNA
BE FINE. ALL RIGHT?

NOW GO.

GO!

WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS WE'RE
GONNA PUT JUST A LITTLE BIT --

SORRY, BUT MINDY NEEDS TO
CLOSE UP SHOP FOR THE DAY.

[ INDISTINCT SHOUTING ]

MOVE OUT OF MY WAY!

[ Crying ] CASEY!

WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON?
DEREK --

WHAT?
IT'S DEREK.
HE'S LOST HIS MIND.

JUST GET IN THERE!
JUST GO!

DEREK!

STOP IT, MAN!

CASEY, IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK,
ALL RIGHT?

YOU BETTER HAVE A DAMN GOOD
EXPLANATION FOR THIS, BRO.

DAMN IT, THERE'S A KILLER
ON THE LOOSE!

BUT IT'S NOT
WHAT YOU THINK.

WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT?

JUST GO GET MINDY.

BRING HER BACK IN HERE,
ALL RIGHT?

CASEY, PLEASE.

COME ON. IT'S ALL RIGHT.
I'M WITH YOU.

WE'RE GONNA
FIGURE THIS OUT.

[ Crying ] WHY, DEREK?
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?

SALLY'S DEAD, ALL RIGHT?

[ Crying ] OH, MY GOD.
OH, MY GOD. OH, MY GOD.

SHE WAS KILLED IN HER CAR
JUST OUTSIDE OF TOWN LAST NIGHT.

NO. NO, NO, NO,
YOU'RE KIDDING, RIGHT?

THIS IS ALL JUST
SOME BIG JOKE, RIGHT?

NO, MAN.

WELL, MAY-- MAYBE SHE KILLED
HERSELF BECAUSE OF RICHARD.

I SAW THE BODY.

NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE THAT
TO THEMSELVES.

WHY?! WHY WOULD SOMEBODY
WANT TO DO THAT TO SALLY?!

KAT...

AT HER HOTEL...

SHE WAS ATTACKED...

SHE WAS ATTACKED
BY THE MOTHMAN.

WHAT?
SHE WAS ATTACKED
BY THE MOTHMAN.

WHAT?
YOU KNOW WHAT, BRO?

IF THIS IS YOUR SICK IDEA
OF A JOKE, IT AIN'T FUNNY.

YOU'RE LUCKY I DON'T
KICK YOUR ASS RIGHT NOW.

THIS ISN'T A JOKE!

WE'RE ALL IN DANGER, ALL RIGHT?!
DO YOU SEE THIS?!

IT COMES
THROUGH REFLECTIONS.

I DON'T KNOW HOW,
BUT IT DOES.

I SAW IT
WITH MY OWN EYES.

IF IT HAS A REFLECTION,
WE HAVE TO BREAK IT.

CASEY, STOP HIM!

DAMN IT!

[ GRUNTS ]

[ CRYING ]

YOU KNOW, WE HAVEN'T HEARD
FROM JARED IN TWO DAYS.

WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED WORRYING
ABOUT SOME BROKEN MIRRORS,

WHY DON'T YOU GO
CHECK ON HIM?

IF IT ISN'T
TOO MUCH TROUBLE.

HEY!

[ ENGINE TURNS OVER ]

HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
THAT'S MY TRUCK, MAN!

HEY!
HEY, WHERE YOU GOING?!

[ TIRES SCREECH ]

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I'M CALLING THE POLICE.

NO, DON'T DO THAT.

WELL, WHY THE HELL NOT?! WHO'S
GONNA PAY FOR ALL THIS, HUH?!

YOU KNOW WHAT?
DEREK'S RIGHT.

YOU CARE MORE ABOUT YOUR STUFF
THAN YOU DO OUR FRIENDS.