Welcome the Stranger

Synopsis: Alice arrives unannounced at her estranged brother Ethan's house in an attempt to reconcile, but bizarre visions, the return of his strange girlfriend and Alice's paranoia and suspicion ...
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Justin Kelly
Production: Yale Productions
 
IMDB:
4.8
R
Year:
2018
94 min
33 Views


1

(TURNS OFF ENGINE)

Alice?

What are you doing here?

I wanted to see you.

Put on some...

Put on some clothes.

(DOOR OPENS)

ETHAN:
I'm in here.

You moved.

Yep.

You didn't tell me.

(ETHAN SIGHS)

I haven't seen

you in years.

Well, I'm here now,

and that's what counts.

So, maybe, I could stay a little,

and we could chat, catch up.

(INHALES SHAKILY)

ETHAN:
Okay.

Yeah?

You can stay

just one night.

(PUTS CUP DOWN)

- ALICE:
It's beautiful.

- ETHAN:
What?

- The house, dummy.

- Thanks.

It's huge.

Yeah.

- Upkeep must be crazy.

- What?

The upkeep must be expensive.

- All the bills and stuff.

- Yeah.

I'm not sure

how you pay for it.

Yeah, so, hey, I'm actually

in the middle of something.

So, I need to

get back to work.

Help yourself to a snack,

or something.

(WIND WHOOSHING)

(RUSTLING)

ALICE:

I'm making tacos.

It's fake meat, though.

I don't eat dead things.

Okay.

So, what are you working on

that's so busy and important?

Drawings.

- What for?

- A book.

Whose book?

Mine.

Really? Your own?

Yes, and I have a deadline

that I'm way past,

so, I need to

get to work.

Alone.

What's it about?

It's a long story.

Ethan,

we used to tell

each other everything.

We need to become

siblings again.

Family.

Family? Really?

Family's complicated.

So, where do you live?

In the city.

With my boyfriend.

Does he take care of you?

Actually, I work.

Not everyone can just,

you know, fall into a mansion

without any explanation.

Besides, we broke up.

I thought

you said "boyfriend."

Was. It's recent. So, I'm

just not used to saying "ex."

Why'd you break up?

Because I caught him

fucking someone else.

- So?

- So, he was mine.

(SCOFFS)

It's just sex.

Besides, you've been

the other woman before.

Stop!

Don't be mean.

I'm already

really unhappy.

I don't know what to

believe with you anymore.

Why would I lie about

something like that?

People lie by saying they are

happy when they're not,

not the other way around.

Besides, it's over,

and I need to move on.

You're always moving on.

Well, I'll be moving on in the

morning, so, don't worry about it.

- I'm not worried.

- Great.

Great.

(GRUNTS)

Ethan?

ETHAN:

It's weird, right?

Some kind of sinkhole,

or something?

Right?

What?

Nothing.

This place is

fucking weird.

- What?

- What?

You said...

You said something?

Nothing.

That thing.

It's fucking weird, right?

(SNAPS FINGERS)

Hmm.

What made you

go out there?

I was...

(CLEARS THROAT)

I was just walking around,

and I stumbled upon it.

Right.

I don't know

what's happening,

but you'll be safe.

I'll keep you safe.

I don't know what's happening,

but you'll be safe.

I'll keep you safe.

Where did you go?

- Nowhere.

- But you did go somewhere.

Have you seen my pen?

What pen?

My special pen.

Why is it special?

Because I use

it to draw.

What's it look like?

Silver. I always keep it

in the same place.

Are you sure?

I'm positive.

Sometimes, things

are in plain sight,

and you just need someone

else to look for you.

(OBJECTS RUSTLING)

ETHAN:
Shit.

Hey, maybe it's

in a different room.

- Did you find it?

- ETHAN:
No!

Go!

(GRUNTS)

- ALICE:
No?

- No.

Yes? No.

- No.

- No.

(BOTH PANTING)

What are we looking for?

(BOTH LAUGHING)

- Oh, it was the pen.

- Oh, it was the pen.

- Did you find it?

- No.

No.

You didn't come.

You didn't come

to Mom's funeral.

She treated you

like everything.

She treated me

like a mistake.

She wasn't right

when we were kids.

You should stay

a little while.

You can borrow

some of my clothes.

(DOORS CREAKING)

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