Wait Till Helen Comes

Synopsis: When a reconstructed family moves to a converted church in the country, 14-year-old Molly soon realizes that she has a gift and must use it; she has to face her deepest fears, and save her troubled step-sister from a dangerous relationship with the ghost of a lonely little girl.
87 min

We came

back to Baltimore

to pick up the last few things.

I haven't slept in days.

Weird dreams are back.

I can't tell mom.

If I have to see one

more useless doctor

or take another stupid pill,

I'm really gonna go insane.

Come on, Molly!

I hate

leaving this place.

Well you hated living here.

At least in Hallowell you'll

have less people to fight with

and you won't have to

move schools every year

because there's only one.

These are the last bits.

Get the rest of

this stuff, please.

Okay, people, we have to get

Dave's daughter before 10:00

so let's go.

We're picking her up today?

You promised you would

welcome her, remember?




It's so good to see you.

You remember Michael and Molly?

I'm not

sure what's worse,

living in the middle of nowhere,

or starting a new life

with Dave and Heather.

I feel like I'm abandoning

dad, his spirit, in a way.

Michael, will he even

remember him at all?

Maybe mom's right.

Maybe leaving the past behind

is what everyone needs.

Here we are.

Everybody grab something.

Isn't it beautiful?

Careful, my

specimens are in that box.


Never moving again.

That's the idea.

Molly, you make

room for other stuff?

Yes, I did when you

asked me yesterday.

Heather, come on.

Do you want this bed?

I really don't care.


TV's not working.

Take Heather outside.

Do you wanna go outside?

We can tour a bit.

I'm going, so if you wanna

come, you can just...

Can you please fix it?




Where are you?

What are you doing?

Come on, let's go!

You're so weird.

I thought you'd

get an advance.

It doesn't work that way.

I've gotta turn in

a couple chapters.

What are we gonna do

if they decide it's not...

Mom, there's something

strange about this place.

Not what?

I don't know, not what

they're looking for.

Where's Heather?

I don't know, in the woods.

You don't leave a

child alone in the woods.

You were supposed

to look after her.

I told you.

I know.

Ramble on

When your ramblin'

Okay, you've

been in there long enough.

Time to come out.

Though I love you

With a love true

When your ramblin'


Days are gone

This way!

Ramblin' Rose

Come on, Molly!

Molly, come.

Ramblin' rose

Why I want you

Heaven knows

Though I love you

Come out and play.

We can play hide and seek.

There's a

ghost outside the house.

There's no one out there.

Okay, bedtime.

It's probably just the wind.

Here you go.


I'm gonna finally

start painting tomorrow.


Dave's gonna write his book.

We're gonna make some money

and renovate this place.

Maybe you'll even

have your own room.


I want you to

remember this, okay?

Heather's been through a lot

for a little girl her age.

You know what it's

like to lose a parent.

You know how much

you've struggled.

It hasn't been easy

for her either.

I just need you to be

the big sister, okay?


Where are you guys?


Birkin, my 1st grade teacher.

In memory of RM and MM, 1886.

Hey Molly, Mr. Simmonds

says the church

was built in the 1800s.


Some of these graves

are almost 200 years old.

We have a neighbor.

Susanna Berry, June 10th, 1832.

Why is there a lamb there?

For a child.

They didn't have

medicine back then.

Measles, chickenpox,

scarlet fever,

that's what killed the children.

Fires too.

Her mother died in a fire.

What are you doing?


you guys shouldn't be

messing with graves.

Molly, you gotta see this.

That's strange.

What's strange?

Impossible to

bury someone here.

Why is that?

Too many roots.


Just initials.

Those are my initials.

Your initials are H.E.H.?

Come on,

guys, let's go.

Come on,

you kids shouldn't be

playing around here anyway.

You're not alone.

You never told me there'd

be a bunch of dead people

buried in our backyard.



We found a graveyard

by the woods.

I'm writing.

Did you guys know?

Well did you?

A lot of old churches had

graveyards on the property.


dead people?

Imagine what quack

neighbors there'll be.


happens when people die?

Does a part of you live forever

or is it just like going to

sleep and never waking up?

Since dad, I think

a lot about death,

but it's strange when it's

the death of a little girl.

Where do you

think her body is?

Whose body?

The dead girl.

The one in the graveyard.

She has the same

initials as me, H.E.H.

Don't you think that's strange?

No, it's probably

just a coincidence.

I don't think you

should worry about it.

My heart was

pounding just at the thought.

What if they'd been my initials?

Hey, Molly.

Wanna go to the store with me?

Paper and pens are a

writer's best friend.



Good day.

Would you have

any carbon paper?

Sure thing, sir.

How many boxes would you like?

Three boxes, 100 sheets.


Thank you.

So far, living

here is worse than I imagined.

Mom and Dave aren't exactly

your typical parents.

As long as we turn up

for meals and bedtime,

they don't worry

too much about us.

Into the trees


You awake?

Do you not see me

sitting at my desk?

We need to talk.

It's possible, isn't it?

Maybe a crossed signal?

It could've been a

voice from the radio.


I'm not making this up.

Do you want a sip?

I'm not drinking that.

Is that Dave's?

What's wrong with you?

There was a newspaper article

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