The Skeptic

Synopsis: After the mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic lawyer, Bryan Becket, dismisses reports that his Aunt's house is haunted and moves in. Immediately occurrences begin he cannot explain. And beyond the occurrences there is something about the house which gnaws at Becket - some strange connection he senses he has with the house's past. Soon, the haunting turns personal, he hears voices suggesting clues to a deep mystery. He questions his sanity, seeks medical help, but instead finds assistance in a young psychic who immediately declares, "There's a very bad secret in this house." Together they embark on a terrifying journey to uncover the secret - a journey which leads them deep into the recesses of The Skeptic's own troubled mind.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Tennyson Bardwell
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

I'm inviting' myself over.

- Yeah, but why didn't she like you?

- Don't know.

- You know, I got to admit,

I find this all very, very intriguing.

- Yeah, well you also find

astrology intriguing, and it's not.

- [whistles]


How rich was she?

- She wasn't rich.

This house is the last

of the old family money.

- Yeah, but it's yours to sell, right?

- Yep.

- You know, I heard about all

the great parties she used to have up here.

You were never invited,

not even once?

- Look at this.

This is a genuine Iroquois vase

just sitting here.

- Did you offend her in some way

to insult her religious beliefs

or something'?

'cause, you know,

you're known for that.

- The woman wasn't religious, Sully.

- She went to church every Sunday, Bryan.

- Yeah, so did all those people in Salem

who burned the witches.

- Yeah, right there, that comment?

That's the kind of thing that might

offend someone that was human.

- I wasn't offensive, Sully.

I was sweet and thoughtful,

and I was the lawyer in the family.

Get you out of a parking ticket,

manslaughter, whatever you need.

Solid mahogany.

- Yeah, but, you know,

something still doesn't add up, you know?

You got your classic mystery here.

Don't you see that?

- Yeah, it's right up there

with crop circles.

- Okay.

You know what?

I don't care how high

your IQ test scores were.

You lack common curiosity,

and that's a flaw.

It is.

And I've got it.

You know,

I'm curious all day long.

I'm like a two-year-old.

- You want to hear my theory

on my aunt?

- You have a theory?

- I don't think she was the saint

that everybody thought she was.

I think she was hiding something

about herself or about her past.

And she feared being around

someone like me,

someone who was smart

and shared her blood.

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Tennyson Bardwell

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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