Family Possessions

Synopsis: After moving into the home of a deceased relative, a family discovers they may have inherited more than just the house.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Tommy Faircloth
Production: Horse Creek Productions
  12 wins & 10 nominations.
111 min


Farid Morocco

Bad dreams?

You could say that.

Well, it's not much

but it-- it's getting there.

You know,

your father has worked really...

-hard the last couple of weeks.

-It looks like a haunted house.

-Is it haunted, Mom?

-No, honey, it's not haunted.

Oh, there he is.

Your father really

has worked hard the last couple

of weeks, Rachel, so please

show a little appreciation.

-Hey, sport.

-Dad, I want to see my room.


-Hey, honey.


-How is she?

-Mm, I think she'll come around.

-Hey, Rach.

Hi, Dad.

-How was the drive?

-It was okay.

Well, this is the house... um...

I grew up running up and down

those stairs.

Actually I'm kinda tired.

I just wanna go to my room.

Yeah, sure. Uh, it's upstairs.

It's the best room upstairs.

Don't tell your mother

I said that.

All right. Thanks, Dad.

Everything's gonna change now.

I found that in the attic.

Lots of memories up there.

-You scared me.

-Huh, sorry.

-Can I have this?

-Yeah, of course.

Your grandmother would have

wanted you to have it.

Oh. I mean-- Well, I don't have

to take it if he wants--

No, no, it's yours.

-Okay... thanks.


Hey, no balls

in the house.

-No balls?

-No balls.

Well... what about deez nuts?



That's your boy,

that's your boy.




We are ready for you.


Okay, this is the part

that pertains to you...

your daughter.

"It is my wish

to leave my estate,

which includes my house

and all its contents,

to my granddaughter,

Rachel Dunn.

The remainder of my estate

will be put into a trust

and also awarded to Rachel

on her 21st birthday."

I-- I don't understand.

So there's nothing

for her-- her only child?


She also left this

for you.

Now, there's a special

contingency I must read you.

"As long as Rachel lives

in the Dunn house,

she will not have to pay

for the house, taxes, utilities

or any expenses associated

with the property

as they will be paid

by the estate.

However, if she chooses not

to reside in the property,

then the entire estate

will be liquidated

and all proceeds donated

to the charities

I have listed below."

Then the list of charity

organizations goes on.

Mom... why would she leave

the house to me?

Ms. Dunn, uh...

she was an eccentric lady,

but these instructions are

to be followed.

She was very clear on that.

But I grew up in the house.

Why would she not leave me


She's trying to get back at me

for moving so far away from her.





-Did you finish unpacking?

-Uh, almost.

- Looks good, honey.

-Thank you,

I thought,

our first official dinner

in this house, I would try

to do something special.

Andy, get your elbows

off the table.

-And sit up straight.


Well, I was thinking about going

into town tomorrow to see

-if I can find a part-time job.

Oh, good.

Um, I'm actually going into town

to apply for a few jobs,

so I could give you a ride,

drop you off.

Oh no, it's okay, I can walk.

You know, maybe the university

offers night classes.

Could help you get a head start.

You still planning to go

to school next semester?


yeah, I guess.

You know, honestly, I don't--

I don't know where I want

to go to school next semester.

Honey, part of the condition

of us living in this house

is you have to live here too.

You decide to go

to an out-of-town school--

Yeah, I know the conditions,


You've made them quite clear.

You know, you-- you also have

a scholarship.

Do you want to throw that away?

Who says I'm throwing

anything away?

There's a few places

you could try downtown, um...

try Crave, it's a coffeehouse.

They hire a lot

of part-time help.


Yeah, I'll check it out


Look, Mom, I...

I know we're in a tough

financial situation right now.

I do, but...

I also know I can't live

with you guys forever.

I'll do what I have to do

for this family

until we get back on our feet,

but my life can't revolve around

what happens to this house.

You can't keep me here forever.

She's right, you know.

Oh, I know...

I also know it was your mother

who put us in this situation

and now we are all looking

to you to bring things back

to normal.

I'm doing the best that I can.

I-- I have three interviews

lined up for tomorrow.

Well, let's hope one of them

works out.

Can I have some more bread?


Hey, Dad, sorry.

Oh, it's okay, Rach, um,

I'm all done.

You going to bed now?

Uh, yeah, I was just going

to brush my teeth first.

Well, get a good night's sleep

and good luck on the job hunt


Okay, thanks Dad.

Honey... I can't find them.

Oh, I found them,

I found them.

Hey, uh, you sure

you don't need a ride somewhere?

Oh, uh, no, I'm just gonna go

into town

and check out a few places.


-Good morning, Rachel.

Are you off too?


-Did you sleep okay?

Uh, yeah, I guess.

You guess?

Oh well, my closet door

wouldn't stay shut and--

and I heard some noises but it--

it's fine.

These old houses, you know,

sometimes they settle

and the door frames warp.

I'll look at it for you.

Oh, no, no. It's okay.

I'm fine, I promise.

-Okay... well, wish me luck.

-Good luck, honey.

- Yeah, you'll be great.




Well, I guess I'm gonna head out


-Well, be careful and good luck.

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