Synopsis: In Edgemont, Montana, the teenager Christy Wescot is very connected to her beloved sister Vanessa Locke. On her fourteenth birthday, Christy asks Vanessa to drive her convertible car, but she has a car accident, hits a rock and is thrown off the seat; however Vanessa is trapped in the car that explodes and she survives disfigured and totally burnt. Christy is sent to Pine Bluff Psychiatric Care Center for treatment while her sister is treated by her husband Dr. John Locke at home with the assistance of the nurse Claire Wells. When Vanessa has a heart attack and dies, Christy has a breakdown in the funeral service telling that her sister is alive in the coffin. Then she moves to California for the pre-med, but is haunted by nightmares and weird visions. When the caretaker of the family Joseph dies six years later, Christy returns to Edgemont for the funeral and has a cold reception by John and his mother. However, her niece Amy that is afraid of "dark things" behind the walls of the hou
Director(s): Dagen Merrill
Production: Launchpad Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

Why do we celebrate them dying?

We're not celebrating.

We're honoring them.

It's our responsibility.

I have something for you. Here.

This is yours.

Well, Mom gave it to me

when I turned 14,

and now I'm giving it to you.

- Let me have the keys!

- Yeah, right.

Oh, come on! Dad let you drive

when you were my age.

Oh, yes!

Vanessa! Get down!

You'll get us in trouble!

Think about your daughter.

You're an old married lady, don't forget.

Not so old.

Christy! Slow down!


Give me the wheel! Christy!



- Vanessa.

- I can't move my legs.


- Hey, sunshine.

- I think I'm dying, Joseph.

No. You're the one that's living.

Death is always hardest on the living.

I thought for sure

she was going to pull through.

- It's just not fair.

- I know, Joseph.

She's still alive!

What is it? Please! Please!

Christy! Christy!

- John! She's still alive!

- Oh, God.

Dr. Perry, please,

I really need this internship.

Look, you do good work.

When you're here,

when you are on time,

when you're under control,

which, as far as we're concerned,

isn't often enough.

We need someone who can do the job.

You're a liability.

Christy. This is John. John Locke.

I hope this is the right Christy.

It was hard to find this number.

I know it's been a long time,

but I thought you should know.

Joseph, our caretaker,

has passed away.

Heart attack, early this morning.

We're having services Saturday.

I don't expect you'll make it back,

and that's fine. Seriously.

He died peacefully,

from what we can tell.

Anyway, I hope everything else is okay.

Mrs. Locke.

It's been a long time

since you graced us with your presence.

You could've made time to visit.

Joseph missed you.


Hi, John.

- I didn't think you would be here.

- Neither did I.

Amy, this is your aunt Christy.

Look at you. You're huge.

- How long are you in town?

- I don't have definite plans.

Well, hopefully you'll have time

to come up to the house and visit.



- My goodness!

- Debbie Houston!

I've missed you so much.

I sure wish you were in town for longer.

Oh, listen. Here's my number.

Give me a call so we can catch up.

- I hear. I promise.

- Okay. You'd better.

Hi, Auntie Christy.

Hi. Call me Christy.

Aunt Christy sounds so old and homely.

You look like my mom.

What are you doing back here

all by yourself?

Why did you go away?

I went to prep school.

Grandma says

you started seeing things,

things that weren't there,

but I think Grandma's mean.

Are you coming back?

I don't know, Amy.

- Something weird happened to Joseph.

- What do you mean?

- Do you believe in dark things?

- Dark things?

Like monsters, ghosts. Bad things.

Can you keep a secret?

Grownups make up most of that stuff

just to scare little kids.

A dark thing killed Joseph.

It lives in my walls. I hear it crying.

- Did you tell your dad about this?

- He doesn't believe in dark things.

Hi, John. This is Christy.

I've decided to stay in town

for a couple of days

and I was wondering

if I could come out to the house.

I'm sure Amy would like that.

I'll ask Maman and see if she'll set

another place for you for dinner.

Thanks, Mr. Morris.

So how long are you staying?

I don't know. Couple of days, maybe.

I haven't been here in so long,

I forgot how nice it is to be back.

And your school

doesn't have a problem with that?

No. I called them.

They said it should be fine.

You know, I'm pre-med now.

- Are you still practicing medicine?

- Not for years.

I'm a consultant

for pharmaceutical companies.

Chicago and Denver mostly.

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