From Within

Synopsis: In a small Maryland town, the suicide of an outcast teenager triggers a string of violent suicides. These suicides seem to stem from a curse which spreads when any person, who witnesses the suicide, is possessed by an evil force that appears as the person's doppelganger that only they can see. A young teenager, named Lindsey, thinks there is a connection of the events to Aidan, the outcast brother of the first suicide case. But Lindsay must race against the clock when she witnesses her mother fall victim, and must try to find a way to stop the curse before it kills her too. Meanwhile the God-fearing townspeople, led by a fanatic preacher with a connection to the events also, form a vigilante group to take the law in their own hands.
Director(s): Phedon Papamichael
Production: After Dark Films
  6 wins & 1 nomination.
89 min

Are you sure you want to do this?

There's just one more thing I got to do.

What's that for?

Sean, I'm serious. Stop screwing around.

I don't like guns, okay?

Can you just put it away?

You're not going to like this.

Ever notice your reflection's

better-looking than the real you?

What's that?

Your reflection,

it's the same, but different.

I don't know, it's better-looking.

Lindsay, focus, please, the dress.

I don't got all day.

What do you think?

It's too drab.

You're saying that about all of them.

Because they're all too drab.

Well, you got to choose one.

I can't have you showing up to church

in the same damn thing all the time.

And you're showing too much skin.

Here we are, ladies.

This has Lindsay written all over it.

It just arrived yesterday.

It's supposed to be

the new look or something.

That's a proper young lady, right there.

My daughter Natalie is no better.

You should see what she

does with her clothes.

Hacks off the bottom, cuts off the sleeves,

dyes everything black.

You got to talk to her.

I try.

Come on. Not everyone

can dress the same.

It's not about conformity, Lindsay.

It's about respect for the Lord.

Natalie? Natalie?

Oh, God.

Lock the door, Dad!

Natalie, calm down. Breathe.

Where are you hurt?

It's not my blood. Do you see her?

There's no one out there, Nat.

She was right behind me!

Whose blood is it, honey?

It's Sean's.


He's dead.

It's okay. Listen.

He shot himself.

Everything's okay.

Just stay calm. Okay?

I'm going to set you someplace safe.

Trish, watch the door.

That's good.

You're doing real good, real good.

All right.


you said the blood belonged to Sean.

Did he...

did he try to...

I got to find somebody who knows...


...what he lived.

Did you see her?

I didn't see anyone.

Shut the window!

Shut it!

Who'd you see?

I don't know.

You see something?

No, but she said that...

She's in shock.

She was right there.

She was right behind me.

Can you ask my dad to look, please?

Can you please just

ask him to go and look?

She keeps asking about some...

- What did you do?

- Nothing.

Tear it down.

- No! Please!

- Natalie!

Open the door, honey!

Open the door!

Natalie, open the door,

God damn it!

Open the door.


Oh, no, no, no!

No, Natalie! What have you done?

No. Natalie, no.

Please, no.

It'll be all right. Just...


You okay? Come on, let's go.

Hi, Sheriff.

Sheriff Cooper.

The girl, she killed herself?

Go home, Aidan.

We learn anything more

about her or your brother,

we'll call you.

I don't know how she could do it.

She saw her boyfriend kill himself.

It was suicide of passion,

like Romeo and Juliet.

Juliet drank poison,

not stabbed a pair

of scissors into her neck.

She had this book with her.

I don't know, she wouldn't let go of it.


I mean, she's always

been fucked in that.

You've seen her, dressed in leather

like a dominatrix in training.

There was so much blood.

God, it sucks you had to see it.

No shit.

Trish is probably

going to make me feel

like the whole thing was my fault.

Screw that.

She's not your real mom.

Okay, like, that gives you

license to ignore her.

What? Come on, it ain't a sin.

I heard Jesus drank wine

every chance he got.

He didn't live with an alcoholic.

Dylan's downstairs.


We missed you at Bible class tonight.

Are you kidding me?

Look, Lindsay, it's times like this

when we need the good Lord the most.

Look, bad... No, I'm good.

Bad things happen,

but you got to believe

some good's going to come out of it.

I guess.

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