Before Someone Gets Hurt

Synopsis: Tim and his team are the rising stars of the ghost hunting game. One thing they all like better than a good haunt is a great prank. When the team arrives at a new investigation, they cannot figure if the occurrences are part of some elaborate master prank or if the house is actually haunted. Unfortunately, they don't find the answer until it is far too late.
86 min


[phone dialing]

[phone line ringing]















No! No! Aah!

[indistinct chatter over static]


[loud thump]


Did you hear that?

- What was that?

- [thump]

I definitely heard that.

Are we up there? No one is

supposed to be up there.


[Gary on walkie-talkie]

Go for Gary.

[Lisa] Is there anyone

walking above us,

or walking on the staircase?


Uh... I got no movement.

I got no one above you.

Hold on.

[Gary] Hey, Tim?

- Go for Tim.

- Location check.

Third floor.

Client's bedroom.

Nothing here. We're about

to enter the east hallway.

[Gary] The girls reported

something above them.

I can't verify.

You want to take a look?


On it.

[all gasp]

So, what we do is look

for logical explanations.

When we checked the door

and the floorboards,

if you notice the blackout

screen in front of your window,

the window, which was open,

down the hall...

the bathroom window

is also open.

It's a cross breeze.

Door slammed shut

on its own.

The house has

rectangular duct work

attached to your forced air

heating system.

Now, you see

that square piece?

So, when it heats up it expands,

causing it to flex.

And sometimes the duct work

will flex in a row,

similar to dominoes,

but with sound.

Hence, ducts are expanding.

No ghost?

- No ghost.

- This time.

[both sigh]

Okay? We good?

- Yeah.

- Great. Okay, let's cut it.

Whoa! Okay, pump the brakes.

I'm the only one

who says cut.

No. But, okay,

what else do you want?

Something pithier.

[Billy] I heard elephant

pith is a natural shampoo.

And you need to start

being on time.

Thank you so much,

Bruce and Linda.

I hope you feel better about

living in your home.

You won't make us look like

complete idiots on TV?

No, no, God, of course not.

I would've been scared too

with what was going on

in your house.

But luckily you dodged

a bullet, and it's nothing.

Well, thank you.

Thank you. All right,

we'll talk to you soon.

Safe home.

Bye-bye now.

All right, I have

an announcement to make,

and it's not a done deal yet,

but we are in

negotiations with SYFY.

- No way.

- Get out! Really?


[Stefan] Yeah, so,

if it's not too much to ask,

please do what I say.

If I ask for a little

more epigrammatic...

That's another word

for "elephant pith."


...just indulge me,

that is, if you want

to get off the Internet

and onto national television.


Okay, so they want more

behind-the-scenes stuff,

so cameras on all the time.

Let's go, I want to go over

what we have for our next shoot.

Hey, check out this address.

It's 311 Lenox Ave.,

Edgemont Hills, New York.

Whoa, looks like

in the last 300 years

there have been 14 unsolved

murders at this address.

Neighbors swear that

the place is haunted,

and it is currently vacant.

That's it. Lisa,

get us in 311 Lenox Ave.

in Edgemont Hills.

The usual, three days.

Billy, go up early

and set up cable and audio.

Stacy, Lisa,

I want you to research,

find out everything you can

about the history of this place.

All right, let's go.

- What?

- Can you define early?

[theme music playing]

We're coming

To take you home

We're coming

To take you home

We're coming

To take you home

Take you home

Take you home

We're coming

To take you home

We're coming

To take you home

We're coming

To take you home

Take you home

Take you home

Take you home

Take you home

Take you home

Take you home

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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