The Device

Synopsis: Abby and Rebecca Powell haven't seen each other since a traumatic event in their youth ripped them apart. Reunited for the first time in over a decade, the sisters take a trip to spread their mother's ashes at a secluded lake. As the sisters reconnect and try to heal old wounds, something waits in the nearby woods. A strange object, not made by the hands of man, beckons them to it. As they begin to try and unlock its secrets, Abby is plagued by nightmares of an alien presence that seems all too real. Little do the sisters realize that this object is actually a device, one with a purpose too horrible to comprehend. As the events of the past and the present begin to merge, new discoveries will threaten to tear apart their newly reformed family, and the inhuman creators of the device will attempt to finish a terrible experiment begun years before.
90 min

Can you take a break

from your phone for a second?

Sorry. Vinny wanted me to show

a house this weekend.

Calvin, you can't.

We're going up to the cabin.

I know.

And that's what

I'm telling him.



Listen, honey.

I... I know you are nervous

about seeing her again

but you don't have to worry.

I'm here for you.

And I'm sure it'll be fine.

Just like old times.

That's what I'm afraid of.

So, tell me what she's like?

I don't really know. I don't

even talk to her that much.

I mean, when you were younger.

Well, we were both

kind of rebellious.

You? Rebellious?

- In my own way.

- Yeah, sure.

I will believe when I see it.

Oh, my God! That's her.

Rebecca, are you all right?

Yeah, it's just...

Not much has changed.

How old were you last time

you were here?

- I don't know. Maybe...

So, what's the plan?

Maybe we should get unpacked.

And settled.

No. I wanna do this first.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah.

You sure you want me here?

You can go first if you want.

No. It's okay.

You were closer to her.


I've never had to deal

with life without you.

Every memory I have,

you're there with me.

When dad died, you were the

one who rocked me to sleep.

I know how much this place

meant to you.

To us.

Here, you say something.


This is the closest

I've been to mom in 12 years.

Can you believe this is the

first time I've been up here?

After all this time.

It's a nice place.

I always wanted a cabin

growing up,

my family was poor as dirt.

I was lucky if I got

to go camping.

So, you're in real estate?


I'm, uh, still fairly

new at it.

But I... I think I've got

what it takes.

There's, uh...

It's good money in it.

And Abby?

She's in marketing

for a record company.


Indie bands, small label.

Very hip.

She's, uh...

She's good at it too.

So, what do you do?


Hey, how was your

shower, babe?

Amazing, as long as you don't

like water pressure.

- Ah, who does?

- What you got there?

It's my old knife.

From Girl Scouts.

I thought I had lost it.

So, what have you been telling

your fiance about me?

Why? What were you two

talking about?

We were just chatting.

Actually, Abby told me

you two were

a couple of hell raisers

back in the day.


I never said that.

Yes, you did.

You told me this morning.

Yeah, Abby was a real rebel.

Remember you got a B-

in Algebra?

- She cried for two days.

- That didn't happen.

Yes, it did.

You thought Mr. Zolinsky

was disappointed in you.

Okay, so I should have

punched him in the face

like you did

and punish him

for my bad grade.

- Okay, you remember that.

- Yeah.

You punched a teacher

in the face?

No, not exactly.

Yeah, it was more like,

just his right eye.

Wow, that's bad ass.

I never punched a teacher

in the face.

Don't worry.

There's still time.

Honey, you look a little

empty handed.

- How about some wine?

- Yes. Thank you.



How are things in Louisville?

How's Aunt Linda doing

these days?

She's okay.

Do you talk her much?

No, not in long time.

I was getting sick

of her lectures.

She's still a little off?


It's getting worse

as she gets older.

She was there for us though,

when mom got sick.

So, that's something.

Well, we're glad you're here.

Feels weird though.

Doesn't it?

Yeah. It's... I don't know.

I don't know what to think.

Are you doing okay?

You seem okay.

If you ever feel like

you wanna leave,

just let us know.

No, this is good.

I should be here.

My therapist in Louisville

told me I should come back

and face this place,

if I had any hope of putting

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