Genre: Horror, Thriller
Production: Universal Pictures
  8 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday!

- Oh, my God!

- Anybody want this?

That's what happens

when you do a mercy invite.

I believed you wanted to invite everyone.

Dad, I can't invite everyone in

my art class except for one person

without social networking evidence

inflicting more pain on that

person than was intended.

And I'm not a monster.

I'm proud of you. I think.

She gets detention a lot and she yells

at teachers sometimes.

There was that rumor that went around

that she just kept running away from home.

Um, maybe she can Uber.

I seriously believe that we can go home now.

Um, did I mistakenly convey

this was a democracy?

We are not going till she gets picked up.

Uh, the car broke down.

I'm just gonna take the bus.

You're not taking a bus.

I'll drive you home.

Claire has almost saved her half

of the money she needs for a car.

Isn't that right?

This'll be one of the few times left

I can drive you guys around. Huh?

Uh, I...

You won't be able to hear my dad tell

jokes that only he thinks are funny

for an entire car ride unless you come.

You don't really wanna miss that.

Wow! I got more gifts than I thought I did.

Can I put this in here?

Yeah, I'll get it. Thank you, Marcia.

Maybe he just is into...

Maybe he's just content where he is.

Hey. Can I help you?


This is the one. He's really funny.

He does these weekly videos.

See? It's so random. That is so weird.

Yeah, you have a crush on him.

- I don't get it.

- Pause it.

- Yeah, go back.

- Why don't you get it?

- I just don't get it.

- He's blond and he's cute.

No, his eyebrows are just like...

Shut up. His eyebrows?

That's the one thing you couldn't get?


Oh, my God.

Oh. You see what he does, though?

How does he even do that?

That's the whole point why I'm showing you.


So bad.


Pardon me, sir.

I think you have the wrong car.

We woke up in here.

What the hell is going on?

What are we doing here?

What happened to my dad?

He's out there.

Do you know what happened to my dad?

I choose you first.

It's only gonna be a minute.

Pee on yourself.

Pee on yourself.






Open the door!

Hey, are you okay?

He wanted me to dance for him.

The outside door is locked.

Everything's okay.

We're okay.

We're okay.

I hear the tiniest little splash

and here it comes.

A freak of nature, like this.

So, he comes across the stream

and he's so tall that the water

doesn't even get to his belly.

Then he stops.

And my heart's coming out of my chest.

You got buck fever.

Uncle John's got buck fever.

That's not true, Casey.

Your daddy's a liar.

How big was the rack?

It was huge.

Where are you supposed to

look when you shoot, Casey?

At the body.

Then why was he looking at the rack?

'Cause he had buck fever.

She'll say anything you say.

You gonna do that when you get your

mentored hunting license in three years?

No, sir.

Make sure you put your

gloves on after you finish.

Your feet and your hands

get cold first out there.

Three students abducted.

The father of one of the students woke up

dazed in King of Prussia, reportedly drugged.

He found the kids and the car missing.

Neighbors are in disbelief.

A normally quiet community

is reeling after this abduction.

If you have any information concerning

the whereabouts of these girls,

you are urged to contact the police.

It doesn't matter

if you open that door, Claire.

There's a second locked door.

He's gonna come in here again, any second,

and we're not letting him

take one of us out again.

We just cried and screamed

and we didn't hurt him

because we were afraid to get him upset.

God, that's victim sh*t. Jesus!

We should fight him.

We should drop a crazy-ass bomb on him.

I saw him carry one of you and lay you

on the bed like you weighed nothing.

One punch from him would knock one of us out.

I took six months of Kenpo karate class.

And you distract the assailant with pain.

Everything is so easy for you guys.

You do one thing, you can

predict the next thing.

It's not the way it's gonna be

in this situation.

We're not getting out of here.

You're saying that you're not gonna

fight with everything in you?

You know the only chance...

The only chance we have is if

all three of us go crazy on this guy.

We have to hurry.

We need you, Casey.

Claire's smart. Let's listen to her.

I'll do it if you're gonna do it, too.

We can win.

He'll hurt us.

No. Shut up.

Both of you.

You're gonna pick your miserable

self up and help us get out of here.

Blow me.

And your six months of karate at the

King of Prussia Mall can blow me, too.

No! No, no, you can't do this today!

You can't do this right now.

Why do you do this?

Why do you act like this?

Why do you act like you're not one of us?

When you're aiming, Casey,

always keep both eyes open.

Cover your target with the barrel

then move with it to get its pace.

I'm warning you,

it's gonna be frustrating the first times.

You're gonna shoot under it or behind it.

You'll learn to stay with it.

Females are smarter than the males.

But you know that, it's like humans.

Females use their nose to stay alive.

They make sure they have cover.

They always remember they're

trying to stay alive.

Bucks go off by themselves.

Bucks get dumb during mating season.

Boys make too much noise.

Yes, they do.

I'm better than a boy, right?

Yes, you are.


I'll let you know when I hear

something that makes sense.

We don't even know what this is yet.

Hey! I was inspired.

No, no, no, that one.

That one, before the pink

frock coat with the thorns.

That's supposed to be like a tailored jacket,

but I'm gonna hand-print it

with newspaper headlines.

I'm a simple blouse and

skirt person, but these...

These are very artistic, Barry.

Just the kind of thing Hamptons

ladies would spend $15,000 on

to wear once at a charity ball.

Shut up!

You know, I can't stay too long.

This is just a visit.

Well, tell me what's going on.

What, you mean the email?

No, just the usual things.

Just feelings of being overwhelmed.

The terseness of your email made it

sound specific and time-related.

Are you looking for something?

- No.

- No?

I'm just admiring. I'm better now.

How's work?

It's great.

When I last spoke to them,

they believed you were a model employee.

They found you meticulous and conscientious.

- You know this, right?

- I do.

You've managed there for 10 years.

You're functioning very well, Barry.

And it's a rare and wonderful

place for you to work.

Yes, it is.

You know, of all my other

clients with your disorder,

you've been the most consistent at your job.

Did something happen, Barry?

How old are you?

Just... The Internet is

inconsistent on this point.

Why is that on your mind?

Who's gonna look after us

when you retire or pass on?

You know, we're gonna have

to take care of ourselves

and nobody even believes that we exist.

If ever something were to happen to me,

I've made arrangements with a colleague

from Baltimore to take over.


Hey, do you, uh...

You live alone?

You know this.

I'm sorry, I just meant how long?


That must be so lonely.

Uh, you know what?

I'm doing much better. I shouldn't

have emailed you. I'm just...

Look at me. I'm too impulsive.

By the way, is anybody listening?

Does anybody care about us?


The University of Paris has asked

me to do a lecture, in fact.

I'm going to be doing it

via Skype from right here.

People are believing more.

Let's meet at our usual time next week.

I would rather you didn't leave, Barry.

Did something happen?

Don't worry.

This was just a visit.

I'm doing much better, I actually...

Don't you want your sketches, Barry?

You're usually very protective of them.



I'll see you next week at our usual time.

Thanks for fighting for us, Dr. Fletcher.

Thanks, Dr. Fletcher.


I just think I'm gonna blow it.

No, you'll be great.

I'll see you next week.

Okay, thank you.

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I don't know how you work with those people.

What people?

Your patients.

You can't use your thumbs

to spin the wheel, dumbasses.

They always use their thumbs. Oh.

Well, we look at people who've been

shattered and different as less than.

What if...

they're more than us?


Do you believe them? Your patients.

Just between you and me.

- Yes, I do.

- Hmm.

Flick it! Flick it!

...coming up next, right after this.

I don't believe it.

- No offense.

- No.

...but when you call, we'll send you

a second easy-feet absolutely free!

Just pay separate processing.

So that's two easy feet...

Now, that, I need to buy that.

He's back.

There's a lady outside.

Dennis, admit what you've done.

Don't get upset.

Don't tell me.

I'm getting frightened.

I thought that you had this under control.

Please tell me it's not too late.

The food is waiting.

Is she in that room?

- We're here!

- Help us!

We're in here!

What is this? How many are there?

No, don't go in there!

Don't go in there!

Don't worry.

I'll talk to him.

He listens to me.

He's not well.

He knows what you're here for.

He's not allowed to touch you.

He knows that.



Karen. Joe.

They said you can't have your own

panel at the national conference.

They conceded, however, that you can

be part of the mood disorder panel.

It's not a mood disorder.

Oh, I'm aware of your beliefs, Karen.

Well, were they open this time

with the new evidence?

One of your arguments is a dog?

You submitted video of

a dog acting differently

to one of your patients at different times?

It is more dramatic than that.

They are what they believe they are.

The brain has learned to defend itself.

You speak of them like

they're supernaturally gifted.

Like they have powers or something.

Karen, these are patients.

They have been through trauma.

And perhaps now they are

capable of something we're not.

We have brain scans now.

DID patients have changed their

body chemistry with their thoughts.

He's just trying to scare us.

He was having a full

conversation with himself.

What was that line about?

"The food is waiting."

Does everyone get how wacked this is

and that we need to get out of here now?


Please, keep your area neat.

The bathroom, it's unacceptable.

To make it easy, I've color-coded these.

Use the blue bottle for the floor and

the pink bottle for the ceramic surfaces.


Patricia has reminded me that

I was sent to get you for a reason.

That you are sacred food.

And I promise not to bother you again.

Maybe he has a dog or something.

You think he's gonna feed us to his dogs?



My name's Hedwig.

I have red socks.

He's on the move.


He's... on...




Someone's coming for you

and you're not gonna like it.

You guys make noises in your sleep.

Tell us.

I'm not supposed to say.

But he's done awful things to people

and he'll do awful things to you.

I have blue socks, too.

We're his food?

How old are you?


So you're not the guy that took us?


You're not the lady?

What are you, blind?

You don't know how they think?

No, they don't tell me much.

I just ate a hot dog.

Could you help us, Hedwig?

No, I'm not even supposed to be here.

I stole the light from Mr. Dennis,

but he'll be back real soon.

I can't steal the light for too

long or he'll know and get angry.


See you!


We heard something.

We didn't understand it,

but now we do.

Do you know what we heard?

What did you hear?

Come here.

I'll whisper it to you.


This guy...

is coming for you.

You're a big fibber.

I never lie, Hedwig.

But Mr. Dennis,

he said that he followed

those two girls for four days

and that he knew

that they were the ones that he would want.

When you're not around,

Dennis and the lady talk about it.

They talk about how he wants a boy this time.

They're going to give him you.

No, Miss Patricia, she said...

She said she's not mad at me anymore.

She sings to me sometimes.

I think Miss Patricia is

still a little mad at you.

Miss Patricia thinks I'm...

She thinks I'm stupid.

She thinks I make silly mistakes.

Look at me.

We're like your babysitters.

We'll let you watch TV

and make you a fun dinner.

We all need to get out of here.

You could show us the way out.

We could be gone before anybody gets back,

but we have to hurry, Hedwig.

We have to hurry and get out of here.

Wait a minute.

It took forever to get this place safe

without the nosey bodies

that work here finding out.

You can't get out of here!

I have to blow my nose.

No, wait! Please don't go!

Who's coming?

This is seriously scary.

No one's coming.

He said something.

He said something about making the room safe.

This is all new drywall.

What was unsafe?


Wait, are we sure about this?

Casey, you were right.

There's something here.

He was covering up a way out.

Tell me if you see him.

Casey, tell us what you see.

He's here.

You can't let him in! You can't let him in!

This is our one chance.

We're not gonna make it.

Yes, we are!


Hey, what are you guys doing?


Okay, quit it.

Okay, guys?

Let me in.

Give us a second. We're changing.

What are you guys doing?

Let me in.

Guys, you're not being funny.

You're being b*tches!

Now, I'm gonna slap you!

I'm gonna slap you in your face.

Just give me as much time as you can.

You're gonna get me into trouble.


All right, push up.




I thought I lost you.

Would you, uh...

Would you step outside, please?

You like to make fun of us.

But we're more powerful than you think.

Step outside.


You shouldn't trick children.

That shows who you are.

Look at your sweater. It's ruined.

It's dirty.

Remove it.

I'm trying to be good.

You will not see your friend again.

She will be kept separate.

You take off your skirt.

You take off your shirt.

Clothes you got all dirty from the dust.

One identity in an individual with

Dissociative Identity Disorder

can have high cholesterol.


There have been cases where one

identity is allergic to bee stings.

The others are not.

Are there moments where two identities

can coexist at the same time?

There are times when two identities

can take the "light" or "the spot"

or consciousness at the same time.

This happened with a student

that I was working with.

And her left and right hand were taking notes

in different hand-writings about

separate things at the same time.

The differences in the

identities can be dramatic.

As much as the difference between you and me

and every person in that auditorium.

The identities have different IQ's.

They have different physical strengths.

One personality is a Russian weightlifter

and can lift three times his body weight.

Their ability to hyper-focus

and have different experiences is astounding.

Have these individuals,

through their suffering,

unlocked the potential of the brain?

Is this the ultimate doorway

to all things we call unknown?

Is this where our sense of

the supernatural comes from?

It's about depth

and curves...

Hey, you see that one?

It's kind of like a chenille sweater-dress.

Who are you?


I don't think you are.

I've developed a nose for sensing

whom I'm talking to and whom I'm not.

Have I done something?

You've emailed for an unscheduled appointment

two days in a row.

We're just feeling overwhelmed.

Garden-variety issues.

I think Orwell or Jade or Samuel or Heinrich

had the light for a moment and emailed me.

And you're here to tell me everything's okay.

I emailed you.

May I talk to one of them, please?

That can't happen.


I told them that I wanted to spend

the session with you today.

I'm gonna ask again.

To whom am I speaking with now?

Dr. Fletcher, it's Barry.

It doesn't seem like Barry.

Barry is an extroverted leader.

Yes, I am.

I'm gonna take a professional guess

based on the description of all 23 identities

that live in Kevin's body,

that I've gotten from Barry.

I think I'm talking to Dennis.

But he's been banned from the light

because, among other reasons,

he has a proclivity to watch

young girls dance naked,

which he himself knows is wrong

and has fought against with little success.

I'm encouraged we can finally meet.

And I've guessed this

because you've adjusted the chocolate

dish twice since you came in here

and I understand you have OCD.

I see. Now, I see. That's clever.

That's clever, but I'm not Dennis.

And you and Patricia have

been banned from the light

for quite a while now.

Primarily, shall we say,

because of your beliefs.

Patricia and Dennis are very unstable.

I'm not Dennis.

Have you both taken charge now?

Please believe me, I'm Barry.

You must forgive me.

My job is to challenge you.

And, as you must know by now,

I have plenty of opinions about

how everyone should live their lives.

Ask me something about fashion.

I'll prove it.

Look, look, look. Lindt.

Yeah, look.

You see? I'm not Dennis.

You want me to do something else?

You got ice cream?

Oh, this shirt's a cotton blend anyway

and the collar is from three seasons ago.

Snood? I mean, come on.

Jai, what health-conscious

fast food purveyor

did you originally solicit

to buy these chicken wings

you've so lovingly reheated

in a minor suicidal gesture?

Hooters. And you can't just

throw them out, Dr. Fletcher.

Oh, this is wrong on so many levels.

We finished about 3:15,

so look around 3:18.

You're getting a little soft

around the middle, Jai.

The authors of Hooters play

on our incessant need for fat

and man's incessant need to be in

the proximity of augmented breasts.

It's like Henry V ran a fast food franchise.

It's a good place, Dr. Fletcher.


How'd you know the trash would be spilled?

How can I say this, Jai?

You're not the most meticulous of people.

This guy isn't very neat, is he?

He walked right through the trash.

No, Jai.

Any normal person

would have walked around it.

That was an act.

What are you up to, Dennis?

Or is it Patricia who's deciding things?

We're not gonna die.

Bad things happen.

But not like this.


Talk to me.

We need to get to a window

or a door, or something.

Don't you think?

The thrill, Casey, is about whether you can

or can't outsmart this animal.

See, you didn't used to

like to come out here.

This is like our family tradition, right?

Good shot, big brother.

Thank you, John.

I have your meal, sleepyhead.


It's good?

It's got paprika in it.

I'm sorry.

I think I'll put a pretty

flower in your hair.

There we are.

That's to show how important you are.

Come along.

We'll have a proper meal.

I understand.

This must all seem so unsatisfactory for you.

But we are doing the best we can.



Can Claire come eat with us?


No, I'm afraid that can't happen.

She almost ruined our big reception.


I've heard that Asian people's

music aids digestion.

I'll make you a second sandwich.

Do you know,

a family of lions can eat 35 pounds a day?

A buck can lose 30% of its

weight during mating season,

chasing does around.

They're crepuscular, right?

It means they travel around

during dusk and dawn.

Good for you.

It's crooked.

Forgive me.

I don't know if you know,

but tigers have only 30 teeth.

That's 12 less than a dog.

I thought that was a fun fact.



Marcia, listen to me.

Go to your room. Shut the door.

Do it now.

"In the sun, we will find our passion.

"In the sun, we will find our purpose."

You've always been protected.

You've never truly suffered.

And that's why we chose you.

You've always been asleep.

You never had a chance.

You never had a chance.

The dark-haired girl, she's gonna

be kept in another closet.

You might as well know at this point.

The Beast,

he's coming for you.

All three of you, you're

gonna be kept separate.

You've got...

You've got a crumb on your shirt.

Please take it off.


Just take it off.



It wasn't nice, what you

said about Miss Patricia.

You lied.

I'm sorry about that, Hedwig.

You guys lied to me,

made me scared, etcetera.

Mr. Dennis, he says

you wear a lot of shirts.

I like this shirt.

Thank you.

Do you know who Dennis and Miss Patricia are?


Every one of us has to wait in a chair,

and Barry, he decides

who stands in the light.

But Barry lost that power because of me.

I can wish myself into

the light anytime I want.

It's a special power.

Barry just has to keep sitting

in his chair if I want him to.

That's why Dennis and Miss Patricia

said I could be with them.

Dennis and Miss Patricia,

they believe in The Beast

and what he can do.

Have you seen him?

The Beast?

No. Can I kiss you?

I wanted to kiss the other girl with

the dark hair, but she's in trouble.

So, do you want to?

I mean, I don't know

much about kissing, though.




Okay, here we go.




You might be pregnant now.

Am I a good kisser?


I like dancing.

Do you like dancing?

I like dancing to my CD player in my room.

Kanye West is my main man.

We got my CD player set up in my room,

right next to my window.

I'm like...

We gots the moves.


Maybe I could watch you dance

and listen to music with you.

No, my music's in my room.

Oh. Right.


you could sneak me there.

Are you trying to trick me?


I'll tell on you.

I'm telling on you.

I'll tell you something.

And you can tell me

if I'm lying or not, okay?

- Mmm-hmm.

- Like a test. Okay?

I get into trouble at school, on purpose.

So I can get sent to detention.

To get away from everyone.

So that I can be alone.

Okay, I'll show you

something cool in my room.


But after Mr. Dennis has finished

his getting-ready ritual.

I have to go.

He's got an appointment.

When I fall asleep, one of the others

keeps trying to reach the doctor lady

to tell on us.

That pant, it's got a red lining.

You can see it in

the long slit down the side.

We have been talking about

silk-and-wool blend for 20 minutes.

Can I guess that you emailed

me in the middle of the night

for an emergency session

due to garden-variety issues?

I was down and I emailed you and

I woke up and I feel better.

I feel better.

I had a thought.


I want to talk about the incident at work.

It's okay, Barry.

You're safe.

I just want to bring the details back.

We'll just talk about the details.

A high school from Camden, New Jersey

was on a field trip at your place of work

and two young ladies came up to you.

And one took your hand

and put it under her shirt on her breast

and the second one did the same

and then they just ran off

laughing to their friends.

You surmised that it might be on a dare.

You said they were 17 or 18.

You said it upset you for days.

It was just a teenage prank.

I get that now.

And see, that's my mistake.

I believe that I went over this

incident with you too fast.

Although you said you were fine,

and the other identities

I met with said it was fine,

I believe that this brought up issues

from when you were a child and abused.

Sometimes another incident of abuse

can cause suppressed

personalities to take the light.

Dennis, if this is you,

I completely understand

why you felt the need to take

over and protect the others.


Doctor, not this again.

The others told me

that you and Patricia told

the group about this Beast.

And I told them that these

are just scary stories

that Dennis and Patricia tell

the others to scare them.

How this Beast can crawl on walls,

like the best rock climbers using

the slightest friction and imperfections

to hold his body close

to seemingly sheer surfaces.

How his skin is thick and tough

like the hide of a rhinoceros.

Do you really believe

the stories about The Beast?


If this is you, Dennis,

I understand why Kevin needs you.

You are strong and disciplined.

You are precise and you

will not be taken advantage of.

You can trust me.

For example,

I do have the ability to use Kevin's

full name and bring him forward

as he has in the past.

But I wouldn't do that.

I know that that would

be chaos for all of you.

Everyone would grab the light.

I don't want to hurt any of you that way.

You don't have to hide.

I know you are someone who cares for Kevin.

You are not evil to me.

You were necessary.


Is that you?

They keep calling us The Horde.

The others, you know?

Miss Patricia and I, we are ridiculed.

Now, we're not perfect, but we

don't deserve to be ridiculed.

We're all struggling.

They have to admit that.

I am pleased to meet you, Dennis.

You, too.

I assume you don't know who emailed

me for the emergency sessions?

One of the others.

Are you in charge?

Yeah, we've taken charge.

We're the only ones that can protect Kevin.

We're all here to protect Kevin.

He's very weak.

He doesn't know how powerful we can be.

Would you mind telling me when

you first came into existence?

And how you and Patricia, the other

undesirable identity, became aligned?

That's okay.

Do you still have strong beliefs?

That depends on what.

This story of The Beast.

One thing, Dennis, that may

comfort you if you are confused

is that you've met the other alters.

You're all in a room in chairs, right?


But you never met The Beast.

Because he doesn't reside

with the rest of you.

Because he resides in the

train yard, as the story goes,

because Kevin's dad left on a train.

But the fact is, you and Patricia

have never met The Beast.

Have you?


That's because he's not an alter.

He's not the 24th identity.

He's a fantasy.

Hurry up! Let's go!

Come on, it's time.


I know.

This is your CD player?


You don't like it?

- It's not new...

- No!

No, I'm just, uh...

I'm confused.

You said it was near a window.

Oh, that's here!


Now, it's closed.

Now, it's open.

Now, it's closed.

Now, it's open.

Did you think it was a real window?

So you could leave, etcetera?

Help me get out of here, Hedwig.

Just get me the keys and let me out the door.


Miss Patricia says that nobody will make fun

of me anymore when The Beast comes!

She says that everyone

will see how amazing I am

and then all of the silly mistakes,

they won't matter anymore.

I think you should go

back to your room. No!

Wait, please, I wanna hear

your Kanye West albums.

Show me your room.

Let's stay here.

I'm sorry I asked to leave.

I can't.

You said you wanted to show

me something cool, right?


- Show me something. Please!

- I don't want to.



It's nice.

It's not a toy.

This is real?


It's Mr. Dennis'.

He doesn't even know I stole it.

Pretty cool, right?

You can listen to people talking

and they don't even know you're listening.

Who does this talk to?

Don't touch that.

I just wanna see if it works.

Hey, what are you doing?

Don't touch those buttons.

You're gonna get us found out.

- Yeah, East gate here.

- What up?

Don't talk.

- What up?

- Don't talk.


I'm gonna slap you!

Who's this?

Hello. Hello, my name is Casey Cooke.

I'm being held in a basement.

I've been abducted with two other girls.

Who the hell is this?


Casey Cooke.

I've been abducted.

You need to find me.

Betty, is that you?

This isn't funny.

Call the police. I must be near you.

I'm being held in a basement or something.

Okay, Betty, listen.

Tell Larry and Fish I said hi.

Tell him I still got his orange headphones.

I don't know where I am.

There's a man here.

He abducted us and he's going to kill me.

I only have a few hours left.


I'm begging you.

Somebody save us.

Wait, who is this?

And how did you get one of our walkies?

Put your hands together in contrition.

"In the sun, we will find our passion.

"In the sun,

"we will find our purpose."

I read that on a sympathy

card in a supermarket.

It was for funerals, but

I thought it was beautiful.

Dennis will explain the

meaning of this evening.

The Beast is a sentient creature

who represents the highest

form of humans' evolution.

He believes the time of

ordinary humanity is over.

I hope this makes you feel calm.

You will be in the presence

of something greater.

I was gonna ask for your last shirt,

but I won't.

Because tonight is a sacred night.

It's almost over.

Casey. Come on.

Let's pretend we're animals again.

Come on.

Casey, come on. This is our game.

I'll tell your dad you're not being nice.

Come on, take off your stuff.

Animals don't wear clothes.

Come on.

Yeah, yeah.

Come on.

Hey, Casey bear.

This isn't funny.

Is it loaded?


I'm your uncle.

Stop it, Casey.

Put that gun down.

I'm getting upset.

I'm about to get very angry.

Give me the gun!

Could have killed me.

This place is closed. You can't get in.

No, it's okay.

Hello, Dennis.

One of the others emailed me just now.

Is everything okay?

We're fine.


Kevin is really lucky to have you.

You are quite extraordinary.

I just don't want you guys to get hurt.

You think we're extraordinary?

I like you, Dennis.

May I come in?

And can we talk?

I know you wanna tell me something.

Why don't you just tell me?

We're very similar, you and I.

Both on the outside, looking in.

Please, sit.

I don't get many visitors.

Uh, I'll get you some water.

They got a proper quarters for me

in a building on the south side,

but we prefer it here.

When they promoted me to head of

maintenance, they said I could have it.

Who are you going to meet?

I wanna talk about


and what his mother did to him.

I remember it all.

I'm happy you're suddenly so open.

Kevin's mother had rather malevolent ways

of punishing a three-year-old.

Is that when you arrived in the light?


The one way to avoid her attention

was to keep everything spotless,

everything perfect.

I know you're coming from

good intentions, Dennis,

but there are other ways to help Kevin now.

I've lost so many patients into the system.

I want you to know, Dennis,

I will never stop fighting for you.

My patients have become my family.

They are what I've chosen instead

of a more traditional path.

I hope you feel you can

be truly honest with me.

I actually wanna be honest with you.

I lied before.

When you asked if I'd ever met The Beast,

I said no.

That really isn't true.

You wrote about a woman in Germany

who'd been blind for 10 years.

And then, it was discovered that she had DID.

Then three of her identities developed sight.

And you speculated that her

optical nerves regenerated

because of her beliefs.

What are you trying to say?

There are things, Dr. Fletcher,

that all of us would find hard to believe.

Are you trying to tell me

there's a 24th identity?

You protect the broken.

When you said that you thought

this situation was extraordinary,

I knew you can maybe understand.

Understand what?

The Beast

is real.

He's just emerged.

You were right about everything.

What does he look like?

He's much bigger than I am

and I'm the biggest of all of us.

He's tall.

He's very muscular.

And he's got a long mane of hair

and his fingers are twice the length of ours.

He believes we are extraordinary.

That we don't represent

a mistake, but our potential.

You say the same things.

He's on the move.

What does that mean?

I don't understand.

He can't be real.

There must be limits to what

a human being can become.

And there's another whole part

of the story, isn't there?

About the eating of the impure young?

What does impure even mean?


We should discuss that

so that you can understand fully.

Understand what?


there's just no other way.

Who are you going to meet?


You know what?

I would love to take notes on all of this.

We should probably discuss this

in a proper session tomorrow.


You're okay with this?

This has been so wonderful,

you being so open.

I can see that you feel very empowered

by the philosophies of The Beast.

I'm going to go now.

I knew you would understand. I'll see you.

Would you mind

if I used your bathroom?


It's down the hall, near

the stairs, on your left.

How we doing?

I'm okay.

Are you real?

Who is it?

Help me.

Help me.

Is someone there?

Please help me.

They will never reach their potential.

They don't really matter.

Listen to me, Dennis.

I should've listened better.

I should've understood what you're

capable of, how powerful you are.

Patricia says your way isn't working.

The world will understand now.

Dennis, this is an egregious wrong.

These young women are suffering.

This is a crime.

I can't let you keep them here.

We've gotta stop this.

This identity is monstrous.

I'm really sad you feel this way.

Can't you see?

He is formed because of

your time in this place.

There's a lady.

Someone's here.

We need to get out of these rooms.

Is there anything in your room?

Anything that we could use?

There's nothing in here.

There's a hanger.

Thank you, Dennis.

Here you go, sir.

It sounded like there were slide

bolts on the outside of our doors.

See if you can move the lock

through the crack in the door.

Stay calm.

We're getting out of here.

We're gonna get Casey.

You can do this, Marcia.

With regard to Chahamana's defeat

and Muhammad of Ghor's conquests

between 1192 and 1200,

I would liken it to

Muhammad's brazen ultimatum

that Prithviraj either apostatize or fight.

Like Prithviraj's defiance,

we should stand up to The Horde's advances.

In the face of their scare

tactics, we should show...

I hate my insulin shots.

No one else around here has to take them.

Why do I have to have diabetes?

All the doctors, besides Dr. Fletcher,

say that we're the same person.

Just personalities, huh?

How do you explain I'm the only one

that needs these, you motherfuck...

I'm wearing cargo pants from the '90s.

And a scarf.

If it wasn't for the

Varvatos T-shirt underneath,

I'd be a mess.

I got no taste for things right now.

I'm worried sick.

I have a very bad feeling

that I'm losing time.

I decide who gets the light, right?

I think

someone is stealing the light

from me when I'm not aware.

The Horde keeps obsessing about

the ones who haven't suffered.

I don't know where they're going

with this, but it scares me.

Picture yourself in a couple hours at home.

On the couch,

in that ugly-ass sweatshirt that you love.

It's an animal!

He goes like this if there's

a coyote or something.

Kevin, Kevin.

Thank you

for helping us till now.

I guess I should tell

Dr. Fletcher about this...

but she'll worry.

She's such a sweet woman.

I believe I will go for a nice walk

and think this through organizationally.

Thus ends my journal for Monday.





Claire, let's go.

"Kevin Wendell Crumb."

Kevin Wendell Crumb?

Kevin Wendell Crumb.

Kevin Wendell Crumb!

Kevin Wendell Crumb.

Kevin Wendell Crumb.

You made a mess.

Come out here.

Kevin Wendell Crumb!

You made a mess!

Get out here!

Who are you?

What's happening?

Something horrible.

What'd I do?

Did I hurt you?

Dr. Fletcher.

Dr. Fletcher.

Who did that?

You did.

I swear, I was on a bus.

I don't remember anything after that. I...

This is still September 18, 2014, right?

There's a shotgun I bought.

It's in the bottom cabinet,

hidden behind things.

The shells are in my uniform

closet out in the service hall.

Kill me.

Then kill me.

Wait, no!

Don't do that!

He can't handle reality.

My name is Jade.

Has Dr. Fletcher been getting our emails?

This is what we have to do.

As in 1008,

when Anandapala suffered

the Shahis' most crushing defeat

and Mahmud overran the entirety

of the Punjab region,

taking the famed temple of Kangra,

we have been wronged by this alliance,

this horde of Patricia, Dennis and the boy.

Their actions do not represent us.

They are every...

Everybody, just take a minute!

Oh, baby girl.

They've been stealing control

of the light from me.

But the group are gonna work through this.

Honey, my name is Barry.

You shouldn't have used the walkie-talkie.

They almost caught us.

Stop it, Hedwig!

They were right. Look at you.

You're so frightened of us.

Dennis and Miss Patricia

are in charge because of me.

I'm gonna give the light to them now.

No one's allowed to make fun of me anymore.

Thank you, Hedwig.

Everything's fine now.

Kevin Wendell Crumb.

Kevin is asleep.

We've made him sleep far away.

You can call his name all you like,

dear, but he's not going to hear you.

The Beast has shared with us his dream

of a larger group to sustain him.


Ten to 12 unworthy young next time.

This is just

the start.

Let go!


No! No!



It runs in our family.

My daddy died, too.

Same way.

Heart attack.

But you don't need to worry.

I'm going to take care of you.


you won't be giving me any trouble, will you?

I know you won't, sweetie.

We are glorious!

We will no longer be afraid.

Only through pain

can you achieve your greatness!

The impure are the untouched,

the unburned, the unslain.

Those who have not been torn

have no value in themselves

and no place in this world!

They are asleep!


Your gun cannot hurt me.

Can't you see I am not human?

Kevin is a man. I am much more.

You are different from the rest.

Your heart is pure!


The broken are the more evolved.


What in the name of Mary and Joseph?

What are you doing in this area?

Just keep walking, honey.

They won't do nothing.

Vince, call the police.

She said some people got hurt

in the area below maintenance.


Now, I'm just gonna check you.

Third deceased name of Dr. Karen Fletcher.

Still trying to locate the family.

Casey Cooke's guardian's here.

Your uncle's here.

You ready to go?

It didn't go through.

We are what we believe we are.

Holy sh*t!

This is so cool!

They're gonna believe we exist now, right?

They're gonna have to.

So what do we do now?

We trust in him.

He'll protect us.

Look at what he can do.

Let him show the world

how powerful we can be.

The suspected murderer Kevin Crumb

suffers from the controversial

psychological disorder DID.

The rumors coming out of the scene

are almost unbelievable.

There are conflicting stories

if the suspect is alive or dead

after sustaining two point-blank gunshots.

Reports even indicate

one of his personalities

is an amalgam of the various animals

in the Philadelphia Zoo where he worked.

The press is already referring

to the alleged attacker

by a dark name leaked by

a source close to the case.

Because of his many personalities,

he is being called...

The Horde.

This is like that crazy guy in the

wheelchair that they put away 15 years ago.

And they gave him a funny name, too.

What was it?

Mr. Glass.

Oh, yeah.

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M. Night Shyamalan

Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American filmmaker, philanthropist and actor. He is known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and twist endings. He was born in Mahé, Pondicherry, India, and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. The cumulative gross of his films exceeds $3 billion globally. more…

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