Already Dead

Synopsis: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of his actions and inactions are much more complicated than he imagined. Who will survive ?
Director(s): Joe Otting
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
93 min

Attention, all passengers...

...please do not leave

your luggage unattended.

This is for complete security


Unattended baggage will be collected

and searched by Security.

Thank you for your cooperation.

- Archer.

- The northbound arriving.

- You get on it.

- Is he alive?

Just get on the train.

Say, "Bye, Dad."

Bye, Dad.

- Yes?

- Next stop, you get off.

I need to know. Is he alive?

Just follow my instructions,

Mr. Archer.

- But...

- At the next stop, get off...

...switch to the red line.

Red line train south is now departing.

Please stand clear of the doors.

Red line train south now departing

at Platform B.

Red line train south now departing

at Platform B.

Next stop, Walnut Station.

Next stop, Walnut Station.

- In the van?

- That's correct, Mr. Archer.

And the bag?

It stays with you.

Put it on.


...we did it.

- You did it.

- Yeah!

The O.G.O. Complex is...

...well...'s this firm's crowning achievement

is what it is.

We went up against the biggest-shots

in this city. But you know what?

We landed it.

Now, there are many of you

to thank.

I'm gonna start with Tom Archer.

Tom, what can I say?

You know how I feel about you.

You are the man.

The work that you and your team did

on this design... stunning.

Simply stunning. And I thank you.

Come here.

He's right, you know.

You are the man.

- It's good to be the man.

- Yeah.

Come here.

- Where is he?

- Through the looking glass, Mr. Archer.

We told the babysitter

we'd be home at midnight.

The babysitter will be fine.

Maybe we should just call.

You know what?

I'll call her when I'm done with you.

I love you.

We can see everything you do,

Mr. Archer.

So do exactly as you're told.

Leave the old key in the gym bag

in the room.

Then take the new key

and the flashlight.

Then go back into the hallway.

Good. Now take a left...

...and go to the end of the hallway

and down the stairs.

You should have called her.

Honey, she's 16. She'll be fine.



The door is open.



Maybe she's up with Tyler.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.

- No. Tyler!

- Sarah. Sarah.

Sarah, call 911. Go. Go.

Tyler. Tyler?


Tyler! No!



- Yes?

- Mr. Archer...

...this is the man

that murdered your son...

...and brutalized your wife.

You sure?

We have a positive match

to the blood and hair samples...

...taken from your home.

As you see, he's quite alive.

You'll find everything

you could possibly need... the room.

Remember, we're watching you.

Hi, Dad.

Do you remember this boy?

Look again.

Of course you don't.

But you will.

Don't worry about this.

I'm just warming up.

I'm gonna ask you again.

Do you remember that boy?

You don't remember killing

my son, huh?

You're a fucking liar.

You attacked my wife.

- You feeling any better?

- My wife.

They've already taken her

to County General.

A police officer will give you a lift.

Mr. Archer, I know it doesn't seem

like the right time...

...but can you give me anything more

on the man who attacked you?


How about the babysitter?

She have a boyfriend?

- Anything.

- I don't know.

I just wanna see my wife.


It's hot.

Well, give it a minute.

Mr. Archer, I'm sorry to intrude

but do you have a minute?

I really shouldn't be here

telling you this...

...but if what happened to you

happened to me, I'd wanna know.

What? What's going on?

I've been reassigned to another unit.

Okay, so who's your replacement?

Well, that's just it, sir.

There is no replacement.

With budget cuts, the department...

...we're short of manpower.

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Joe Chappelle

Joseph "Joe" Chappelle is an American screenwriter, producer, and director of film and television. He is perhaps best known for directing horror films such as Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Phantoms, as well as critically acclaimed television programs such as The Wire, CSI: Miami, and Fringe. more…

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