The Presence

Synopsis: A woman travels to an isolated cabin where she finds herself stalked by an apparition who has come to inhabit her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman's boyfriend, the dark spirit's haunting grows more obsessive. Soon the woman begins to exhibit weirdly irrational behavior as the thin line between sanity and possession begins to unravel.
Director(s): Tom Provost
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
  1 win.
87 min

Would you like to come in for

a cup of coffee of something?

I can't, dear.

The Missus is alone in the store.

I should get back by sundown anyways.

All right, well, I do so appreciate your coming so soon.

Are you sure you're okay out here?

Not gettin' too lonely?

Oh! No, no. I needed can't imagine.

'cause it'd scare me a little bit.

Oh, no, honestly, I'll be fine.

It's kinda creepy.

I'll be fine.

All right, then.

I brought you a coupla fresh chickens.

They oughta roast up right

nice in that old stove of yours.

Just keep 'em in the shed

out back 'til you're ready.

Weather like this,

works like a refrigerator.

Thank you very much, it's very sweet.

Hello, is Mr. Brownan there, please.

Do you know when he'll be back?


Yeah... yeah.

No, no, no, there's no need for you to do that.

No thank you, that's fine.'s...don't trouble yourself.

I think there's a storm coming anyway.

No, no, just tell Mr. Browman

I was just checking in. Okay? Thank you.

It's okay. It's okay.

Hi. It's me.


Oh, hey. Nice

I thought you might be angry.

Okay. Let me get my bag,

it's gonna get soaked.

How did you get here?

The old man, what's his name? Browman?

Poor guy, it's gonna be a wet trip gettin' back.

He said the same thing happened

when he brought you over, huh?

- That's kinda weird.

- Yeah.

So, this is the place. this is the place where

you spent your summers as a kid, huh?

- Nice.

- I always liked it...

Yeah, I like it, too.

I think.

Wanna show me around?

That's pretty cool.

Oh, that's an old Victrola,

nothing special.

Well, wait, don't you wanna listen to it sometime?

- Why don't we get you unpacked.

- Whoa! Slow down, slow's okay.

Show me around first, we can unpack later.

You okay?

Come here.

Oh, my god.

I missed you.

Yeah, it's true, I did.

You know what else?



Living room?

Come here, you!

How many people would come out here at one time?

Gosh! Sometimes as many as 20,

but, we'd sleep anywhere,

and in the summertime we'd like to sleep outside.

Oh, yeah, I'll bet.

And this is the master suite.

Do I get to stay in here, too?

Where should I put my stuff?

Anywhere. The closet...the chest of drawers.

Just make yourself at home.


So...what did you do when you came out here?

Gosh, we'd play and play.

I used to love this game where

I was the fairy queen.

and I had all these magical powers

but chief among them was the ability to

disappear and make other people disappear.

Came in very handy

when we were playing hide and seek

because everyone thought

I had actually disappeared

when I just happened to have

the best hiding place on the entire island.

- I'll show it to you sometime, if you want.

- Yeah! I wanna see it.

Look what I brought.

- You remembered!

- I did!

- Should we have this tonight?

- Ah huh.

- Thanks.

- Sure.

- Look, is that your grandparents?

- Yeah.

She's beautiful.

-Yeah. She meant the world to me.

-I know.

Your grandfather was the one

who bought this place, right?

Yeah, but he only bought it

because she wanted him to.

He hardly ever came out here. I think...

I think it made it easier on him.

You never really talk about him.

No need. He wasn't a good guy.

Like your dad?

Sort of.

I mean, he was laid out!

I guess with a raise and

a move, he deserved it.

But it was a really good party.

l wish you'd been there.

I needed to be here.

It was important.

-l know, yeah, l didn't...

l didn't mean it like that. l just...

I just like having you around.

I guess I'm greedy about it.

Well, you'll get a lot of me around here.

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