Synopsis: College student Holly Teller (Elisabeth Harnois) is drawn to the mysterious small town of Riddle, Pennsylvania in search of her missing brother. Against the will of the local Sheriff (Val Kilmer) and town elder (William Sadler), she begins to unravel a mystery connected to an abandoned psychiatric hospital on the edge of town, uncovering a terrifying past the town is determined to keep hidden.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Production: Vanguard Cinema
100 min



Sweetie, would you hand me

Nathan's medicine?


There you are.


Here you go. Some milk?

Good morning, guys.


Hey, hey.

Dave, stop.

You're messing up his hair.

Ah, it's good for him.

Make him look like

Eddie Van Halen.

We are going to be late.

Have a good day at school.


Love you two.

Be careful.

Hey. Your lunch.

So, where are you

taking me this weekend?

We'll see.


Oh, man.

Come here.

Oh, God.

You're an idiot.


Hey. Don't forget

to meet me after practice.

Okay. Open your textbooks

to page 207.

I take it everyone did

the reading last night.

How's it going?

The Civil War.

Key battles.

Can anybody tell me

the significance

of the date July 21, 1861?

Matthew Caldwell.

Uh, it was the first

battle of Bull Run.

That's correct.

But can you tell me who won?

Well, it was a real mess.

But Colonel Thomas J.

Jackson got the credit

and his nickname Stonewall

for rallying Johnny Reb

and driving the Union

back to D.C.

Very good.

But reports of the battle

were not without controversy.

Since the Confederacy captured

the Union supply depot

at Manassas Junction...

Death from above.

You know I hate you, right?

No, I mean, just... I just

want to let you know.

How do you eat that garbage?

You mean this?

Okay. All right.

I'm out of here.

Hey, Lendie.

Check this out.


So, who's the dead man?

Hey, Matt.

Check this out.

It costs four rubies

for a Dwarf spell.

That was mine.

What'd you say?

Cam. Cam.

You two.

What? We're just

messing around.



Let's go, Colts!


Let's go, Colts!

Let's go, Colts!

Team, let's go!

Dude, do you think

that maybe someday

we can get out of school at the

same time as everyone else?

Look at that.

It's that little weasel.

Come on.

Let's go, Colts!

Let's go, Colts!

Let's go, Colts!

Let's go, Colts!

Let's go, Colts!

What's up, Chief?

Well, I can see why

you like to sit here.

I mean, suddenly, I just got

some more school spirit.

Jess, what's up?

You see those Riddle boys

talking to your brother?

He's fine.

All right, girls,

let's go again.

It's Nathan, right?


Hey, you a motor-head?

Got a '73 Plymouth 'Cuda,

dual exhaust, V8.

Hell, yeah!

He's not joking, dude.

It's a beauty.

Hey, you want to see it?

I... I can't.

I... I have to wait

for my sister.

Come on.

He doesn't show just anybody.

# Our ship is burning


# And as she slides

into the darkened sea #

# I'm haunted

by this melody... #

Ready? Okay.

Let's get down, let's get mean.

Come on, Colts,

let's beat that team!

Let's get down, let's get mean.

Come on, Colts,

let's beat that team!

Let's get down, let's get mean.

Come on, Colts,

let's beat that team!

When are you

gonna take me back?

You like chicken?

Quit playing around, man.

Come on.




Oh, yeah! Whoo!

Ha ha.

You all right, kid?

That wasn't cool, man.

Stop being a little girl.

I didn't scare you, did I?

Son of a b*tch!

He pissed himself.

On the new seat covers.

Dude, get out.

Get out.

Out of the car, man.

Heh. Dude, there's a

bathroom by the garage.

Why don't you get

cleaned up, all right?

See if you can get some beers.

# I'd find someone like you #

# The kind of dream

# I've always held on to #

I'll get the kid.

Maybe he fell in.

Hey, buddy? You ready?

You in here?

Where's Nathan?

I don't know.

Please be okay.

Hey, Hols.

What do you think?

Heh. Very cute.

Do you have to leave today?

I really just want to get back.

My folks are in Palm Springs.

I've got the house to

myself for a couple days.


Come to the party with us.

I really can't.

I promised I'd work

at the farmers' market.

I'll be back in a week.

We can do something then.

Yeah, you always say that,

but you'll just end up

burying your nose

in another textbook.

Have a drink for me.

You like that one?

Sir, your change.

Thank you.

Have a good day.


Is that all for you?


You've been

a huge help today, Holly.

Oh, are you kidding?

I love the market.

Well, I'm glad you're

enjoying yourself.

It's a madhouse today.



Oh, dear. Are you okay?

Yeah, can you cover

for me for a minute?


Excuse me, sir?

Did somebody just buy

firewood from you?

Plenty have, all day long.

He had a beard, a dirty jacket,

beat-up old shoes?

Oh, yeah.

He don't buy wood,

he sells it to me.

We just do a little business

round this time of year.

What's his name?

Well, he never said.

He don't say much.

I think he gets his

stock over in Riddle.

They got plenty

of hardwood out there.

Why do you ask?

Are you okay, sweetie?

Yeah. Everything's fine.

Uh, but I have to go.

I'm really sorry.

...and the Beast that was

and is nigh,

even is the eighth

and is of the seventh

and goeth into perdi...


Hey there.

No, don't be afraid!

Excuse me, sir?

Can you tell me where

the police station is?


Excuse me.

Excuse me.

I really need to speak

to the sheriff.

What's the name?

Holly Teller.

He's in a meeting.

Take a seat.

Could I use your phone?

I suppose.

Hey, this is Dave Teller.

I'm not available to take

your call right now,

but if you leave a message,

I'll get back to

you as soon I can.

Thank you.


Oh, God.

It's my body.

Why do you care?

Well, you might as well paint

a bull's-eye on your ass.

God, give it a rest, Dad.

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