Synopsis: A character-driven sci-fi mystery about a dysfunctional family living on a ranch in TX threatened by a cryptid in their woods. Ultimately, they must overcome their interpersonal conflict in...
88 min

- Sheriff's Department.

- Hello, Donna,

you gotta get somebody

out here to see this.

- Rickey?

- I got somethin' big

out here.

- This better be for real.

- I just finished

tending to the bees

and the yard lights got

triggered and, and--

- Well, where are your dogs?

- There it was.

It was just walkin'

across my yard.

- Okay, now calm down, Rickey.

What was it?


- Oh,

this thing's big, hairy.


- Well, you're far enough

out there to get bears.

- It ain't a bear.

Oh man. Oh, gracious.

Oh, oh, oh.

- Rickey, what's happening?

- Oh, this thing's

a big old boy.

- Is it a man?

- Oh man. Oh man.

Get somebody out here

to see this.

- Rickey, what's going on?

- He's starin' at me.

I didn't expect to see you.

- What do you got this

time, Rickey?

- Well, it's done gone now.

Steered clear of the garden.

Ran out that way.

Your way, towards the ranch.

- Well,

I don't see any tracks.

- I think they might

be light on their feet.

I found both my dogs

in the field yesterday

and they'd been skinned,

like a doctor with a scalpel.

I figured it was

extraterrestrials comin' down

to do their experiments on the

dogs' fur,

but after what I seen

tonight, explains it.

- It was probably

just a wild animal got 'em.

- I'd tell ya exactly

what it was,

but you wouldn't wanna hear it.

- You'll be all right.

Oh, you don't have to worry

about 'em

sending me out anymore.

Tonight was my last night.

Waste of a call.

- Often

times it takes tragedy

to bring out the best in people.

Chris Fox, KRLB News.

- With Alfred


the subject of this


Is it chance that your

first film

was about murder most foul and?

- I was interested in

the macabre

but I think that was an--

- What?

- House is a mess, dishes

go in the dishwasher,

and apparently you've

forgotten the ice tray rule.

- Happy last day.

- I saw this.

Another rejection?

- It's fine.

I guess I'm just crazy for

wanting to be a writer.

- Hannah, your...

What was it your mom used to


Crazy ones are usually right,


- Don't quote her.

- Well, there doesn't

seem to be a sign of blood

or a struggle or nothin'.

- Yeah, they musta been

dead before they got here.

- Well, no signs of the body

bein' dragged down here.

- Dead bodies just don't

up and move themselves.

- That's true.

- Well, it's a tough first case

for you.

- Hell of a first day off

for you.

- Uh,

Sheriff Mayfield?

- Yeah, I think I

wanna work with cattle

instead of people from now on.

- Ooh, real dream

come true for ya, huh?

- It's just Tom now.

This is Deputy LeMoine.

He's gonna be your lead officer.

- Howdy.

- We'll examine further,

but I thought I'd go ahead and

show ya.

The bones have

some simple fractures,

but the internal organs have

been completely removed.

- Mm-hm.

You ain't gotta show me

everything, now.

- I'm wondering how long

they've been here like this.

- We should know

from the autopsy.

- There's Hannah.

- You might wanna

take her outta here.

- The cuts

are very clean and precise.

- Clearly, mm-hm.

- I'm tryin'

to figure out what...

- You don't need to be

seein' this.

- Dad, cut it out.

- And Hannah, I'm goin'

into town to talk to a guy

about a security system for

the perimeter of the property.

Why don't you come with me?

- Used to you woulda

just told Mom

we could handle ourselves.

- You're just gonna have

to turn those pictures

over to the investigation.

- They're public record.

I need visuals for my article.

- You're not gonna

write about this, Hannah.

- The Thorndale Champion

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