Dead Story

Synopsis: Anne and her husband, Harold, have just moved into a new ranch home in search for solace, but during their house warming party a guest tells them the story of their new home's horrifying history: a Dead Story that when told will eventually lead to their death. As the days pass they realize the dead story could in fact be true, and life becomes more terrifying than they could have ever imagined.
Genre: Horror
81 min


- In December 1914,

a series of horrific

murders were committed

at a remote ranch.

Police were never able

to identify a suspect.

In December 1944, again,

a series of horrific

murders occurred

at the same remote ranch.

Again, police were never

able to identify a suspect.

In December 1994, again,

a series of gruesome murders

took place at the same ranch.

And once again,

police were never able

to identify a suspect.

- Harold!

Harold, please!


It's so peaceful way out here.

- Yeah, maybe

that's why it was so


Honestly, I can't believe

this house was on the market

for over five years.

- Maybe it was just waiting.

For us.

- Yeah.

Yeah, I like that.

Hey, with all the

money we saved up

we should probably

knock out that barn.

Or like, build like a

shop or a greenhouse.

- Oh yeah.

A greenhouse sounds nice.

- Hey, you know what

else would be nice?

If Neil and Emma actually

showed up on time for once.

Just for once.

They were supposed to

be here two hours ago.

- Well, uh,

maybe we could go check out

the inside while we wait.

- Yeah, let's do that.


About this furniture.

- What about this furniture?

- Maybe we can sell all

of it on Craigslist,

make some money and buy

some different furniture?

- Aw, I think it fits.

- Yeah, I think it'd

fit for somebody.

I don't think it

fits for us though.

- No, it adds to the

whole country charm.

- Yeah well, I bought this place

'cause you wanted to

be in the country.

Even though it added

an hour to my commute.

- Neil said it was

only thirty minutes.

- Well, Neil is thirty

minutes closer to the office.

- You sound just like Martha.

- When are you gonna

start calling my mom mom?

- Whenever she stops treating

me like Satan incarnate.

- She does not, she

treat you like...

- really?

She told me I was poisoning you.

- That's because you didn't know

I was allergic to shellfish.

- No, it was before that.

- Can we not talk about my mom?

- Um, hey.

- Hey.

- Hey, yeah, sorry we're late.

It's Neil's fault.

- What, my fault?

- Yes honey, I told you that

the truck would be ready

two hours ago but you said no.

- Yeah, well looks like

we timed this just right.


- Alright man, you and me

on box patrol and girl time.

What's up, man, love you.

Boxes are right there.

- Over here?

- Yeah, yeah.

- Dude, you know this house

is wicked old.

- Yeah, tell me about it.

- You know...

You ever heard the story?

- No, what story?

- Neil, not tonight, okay?

I mean, they're just moving...

- there's no story.

- Oh, there's a story.

It was back in 1969.

Or '79, no 1969, yeah.

Their names?

Their names were

George and Martha.

- Neil can never

get the names right.

- Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no.

Their names were Abe and Mary.

Abe and Mary Lincoln.

Abe and Mary Johnson,

I'm positive.

- Okay, really Neil,

I don't think that Anne

and Harold are in the mood

to hear one of

your ghost stories.

- It's not a ghost story.


It's a dead story.

It's the type of

story that'll get you


- Ooh.

- Anyways, I don't know

all of the details.

- He doesn't know

any of the details.

- But they say that one

morning at like 2:00 am,

that's the bewitching

hour and all.

You mean 12:
00 am.

- Uh, Harold, you mind

if I tell the story?

Thanks, bud.

Anyways, it's 2:
00 am

because that's when

Jesus was killed or

something like that.

- Resurrected.

- Whatever.

But one morning Mary

wakes up at 2:
00 am

and just rolls over in bed

and plunges a butcher knife

straight into Abe's chest.

For no reason.

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