Hold Your Breath

Synopsis: There is an old wives' tale that you should hold your breath when passing by a cemetery lest an evil spirit rejected by both heaven and hell gets inside of you when you inhale. Someone in a carload of college kids on holiday doesn't hold his/her breath when driving by a graveyard, allowing the spirit of a recently executed serial killer to get inside him/her to begin a spree of body-jumping carnage.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Jared Cohn
Production: The Asylum
87 min

[ Owl hooting ]

Yeah, they can go.

Go ahead.

Looks like the press

is coming out tonight.

Good evening,

ladies and gentlemen.

I'm warden John Wilkes.

Some of you I have met

already over the years.

Tonight, the family members

of the many victims

Shall see due justice,

As one-Time preacher,

Turned convicted mass murderer,

Dietrich van Klaus,

Is put to death

By the means

of electrocution.

[ Keys jingle ]

For Catherin Tomkins

and Lauren Delany,

Who, only by the grace of god

Escaped his murderous rampage

and are still with us today.

But as for

the not so fortunate:

Beth Holmberg,

a young high-School girl

Walking home from choir practice

after school,

Slain in cold blood;


James and Betsy Drews,

Taken from us

only a week after they married;

Kenneth Darwin,

His body so mutilated

It was nearly impossible

to identify him;

Claire bell,

A young aspiring actress;

And lastly,

his mother and father.

What kind of child

would kill their own parents?

I do not know.

But I do know this:

There is no place on this earth

for such a person.

And though it will

not bring back the departed,

It shall hopefully

bring some comfort

To all those in need.

[ Door thuds ]

At this time,

you are entitled

To make any apologies

or verbal reparations

To family

of the victims

Whom you have

so greatly harmed.

[ German accent ]

indeed I have, warden.

I would like to recant my

father's favorite passage

From Leviticus that he

so often loved to quote.

"Any man that blasphemeth

the name of the lord

"Shall surely

be put to death,

"And all of the congregation

shall certainly stone him.

"As well

as the stranger

"As he who

is born in the land,

"When he blasphemeth

the name of the lord,

"Shall surely

be put to death!

"And if a man cause a

blemish unto his neighbor,

As he hath done,

so shall be done to him!"



[ Blood gurgling ]

"An eye for an eye!"


"Tooth for a tooth."

[ Thunder ]

"As he has caused

a blemish in his neighbor,

So shall it

be done to him!"

Get those straps on!

"And Moses spake

to the children of Israel."

[ Thunder ]

"Bring forth he who has

cursed outside of the camp

And stone him

with stones!"

"And the children

of Israel,

They did

as the lord commanded!"

You are all sinners

in the eyes of the lord!

Forget about it!

Forget it!


You are all sinners!

Each and every one of you

shall die a horrific death!


You are all sinners!

- Throw that switch!

- [ Thunder ]

[ Shouting in German ]

[ Power generator whirring ]

[ Van Klaus screaming ]

[ Thunder ]

[ Rock music ]

# Today ain't all

that you want it to be #

# 'Cause nobody'll

let you down #

Got it!

- [ Horn honks ]

- Hey! Yeah!

- Johnny!

- Oh, Johnny!

You guys ready

or what?

How are ya?

Good. How you doing?

Good to see you.

Good to see you

good! Good!

Mmm. [ Chuckles]

- Johnny?

- Tony.


- Hi.

- Johnny.

Nice to see you.

Hey. I want you now.

Out of the way,


Come on.

Don't be jealous.


I don't think it's jealousy.

[ Conversations

continue indistinctly ]

What's wrong with you?

Get that out of your mouth!

Could you just relax?

You know we can get

in trouble for that, right?

- What's wrong with you?

- Oh, my god.

What are you, 5?



Look at this guy.

- Kyle, hey, hey.

- Really?

There's gonna be plenty

of time for this,

- Plenty of time.

- Fine, fine.

And a better place.

I get shotgun.

How does he even

get that in anyways?

It's Kyle, man.

I don't know

what to tell you.

[ laughing ]

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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