Bethany

Synopsis: Claire and her husband find themselves moving back into Claire's childhood home only to have the abusive and traumatic memories of her mother come back to haunt her. As her husband starts to get more work, Claire finds herself mixed up in a fog of past and present with a mysterious figure haunting her memories. What is this small figure that is trying to reach out to her, and what does it want?
Genre: Horror
Production: Uncork'd Entertainment
 
IMDB:
4.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
33%
Year:
2017
90 min
10 Views

Mr. snuffles, what do you

have to say for yourself?

You're so silly.

There you are.

Of course not, we're the

bestest friends forever, ever.

I'll always be true.

Who are you talking

with, Princess?

Just with my dolls, mommy.

Get some sleep, darling.

We have a big day ahead of us.

So that went well.

Are you okay?

I'm okay.

So what did Hodges say, any

legal problems about probate?

Nope, it's all done,

wrapped up in a pretty

legal bow with my signature.

I'm sorry, sweetheart,

that was inconsiderate.

Where would you like to

go, anywhere, just name it.

Home, I'm going home.

Hey, miss Mason,

some of your students

want to say goodbye.

Bye, we love you!

Bye, miss Mason!

We're here, baby.

Wake up, sleepyhead.

You know me and long car rides.

You excited to be home?

Yeah, something like that.

Well, come in.

Let's get some

lights on in here.

All right.

Huh.

Time to buy some light bulbs.

And what is behind

door number one?

Can we make sure that the

kitchen and bathroom work

before we go exploring?

Otherwise, we need to go to

a hotel, I need to shower.

Shower it is, okay, baby.

That's one down.

Now a shower for milady.

I can't believe this is you.

That is some big hair.

How come you never showed

me this pic before?

- Because it's not me.

- What?

That's her, that's mother.

Huh.

She's got a lot of

these laying around.

They're all of her.

They always were.

You two could be sisters.

I'm an only child.

Tea, extra honey.

Thank you.

Looking at pics of

a supermodel, I see.

She seemed to think so.

You never really

talked about her much.

There's a reason.

Care to share?

Mother only cared

about what she wanted,

not what I wanted.

She was impossible to be around.

That sounds like all mothers.

I mean, you know mine,

all she ever does

is guilt-trip me and

tell me to have kids and,

uh, send me corned

beef and cabbage.

She wanted to be around you.

I got so lonely, I had

an imaginary friend.

- Really?

- Yeah.

Her name was Bethany.

What, no neighborhood

kids or kids from school?

I was home-schooled,

and playing with other

children was unladylike.

Wow, my mom is starting to

sound a lot less annoying.

I wouldn't go that far, you

remember last Thanksgiving?

Yikes, yes, I do, and

her cell phone rings

to the stabbing

music from psycho.

This is a big decision,

we need to talk about it.

No, we don't.

Yes, we do, Claire.

Look, baby, I love you...

And I love you, Aaron.

That's not the question here,

it never is, it never was.

I think that we should deal

with things one thing at a time,

and this house is a big

enough thing to deal with,

so can we please

just deal with that...

I am, and you're

right, it is a big thing.

It's a great big thing

that we talked about

and agreed upon

before we moved here.

Well, it's different now.

How?

- It's better.

- For you, maybe.

For me, this house...

It's the best break

we've ever gotten.

Being here feels wrong,

off,

like I'm walking through

someone else's memory of life

and I don't want it to be mine.

I'm sorry, sweetie.

I am.

But the reality is,

this house is old,

it needs a lot of work

before it could make any

money on today's market,

but for us,

it's priceless, we've won

the lottery here, sweetie.

Yeah, well, when

you win the lottery,

you cash in the ticket,

you don't move into

the fucking 7-Eleven.

Don't.

Don't storm off like

that's your final word.

I left my friends and business

to come here with you,

as well, so don't act like you're

the only one on the cross.

Goodnight, Bethany.

Claire, I think you're

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James Cullen Bressack

James Cullen Bressack (born c.1992) is an American film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is the son of Emmy Award-winning writer Gordon Bressack and voice actress Ellen Gerstell. more…

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