Voila! Finally, the Darkness Falls
script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the movie about the
Tooth Fairy starring young Emily Browning This script is a transcript that was painstakingly
transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Darkness Falls. I know, I know, I still need to get the cast names in there and I'll be eternally
tweaking it, so if you have any corrections, feel free to
drop me a line. You won't
hurt my feelings. Honest.
It is said that over 150 years ago
in the town of Darkness Falls
Matilda Dickson was adored by all the children.
Whenever one of them lost a tooth, they would bring it to her
in exchange for a gold coin
earning her the name ''The Tooth Fairy. ''
But fate was not kind to Matilda.
One night, fire tore through her home on Lighthouse Point
leaving her face horribly scarred.
Matilda's burned flesh was so sensitive to light, she could only go out at night
always wearing a porcelain mask
so no one could ever look upon her face.
One day, two children didn't come home.
The townspeople blamed Matilda. They hanged her
tearing off her mask, exposing her hideous face to the light.
And with her dying breath
Matilda laid a curse upon Darkness Falls.
The next morning, the two children were found, safe and sound.
The town buried their secret along with Matilda's body.
Since then, there are some who believe that Matilda visits
the children of Darkness Falls on the night they lose their last tooth
seeking her vengeance on any who lay their eyes upon her face
fulfilling her curse:
''What I took before in kindness
I will take forever in revenge. ''
You're going to ask Caitlin to the dance tomorrow, right?
You'll do great. l love you.
Now, you get some sleep.
-That was stupid, Cat. -Wuss.
You hear Amber said ''asshole'' to Miss Alison in third period?
She got detention for a week.
-What are you doing? -Nothing.
A bunch of us are going swimming at the quarry. You want to come?
No. l've gotta get up early for practice.
-l can't believe you still have this. -Of course.
-Kindergarten, right? -Right.
Are you sure you don't want to come?
You're bleeding. Here.
lt's just my tooth.
-ls this the last one? -Yeah.
This one's special.
Your last baby tooth.
Means you're not a baby anymore.
Okay. Well, l gotta go.
There's this school dance on Saturday night
and it's, like, one of those boy-girl dances.
And boys ask girls, so--
l already told my mom you'd be by at .
And she can drive us.
-So Saturday at right? -Okay.
First time shouldn't taste like blood. lt should be sweet.
Remember, when the tooth fairy comes, don't peek.
-l saw her. l saw her. -Kyle! What are you talking about?
Kyle, look at me.
-There is no one in this house but us. -You're wrong.
-l'll go take a look. Okay, Kyle? -You can't go. Please, Mom.
Please stay in the light, Mom.
Please stay in the light. Please stay in the light.
Please stay in the light. Oh, please, God.
See, Kyle? There's nothing to be afraid of.
There's no next of kin. The state will look after him.
-Larry! -Caitlin! What happened?
She was already dead when we got here.
l heard he was having some problems, but Jesus Christ.
Looks like his mom put up a bit of a struggle.
Kyle, this is Dr. Jenkins.
l want you to go with her.
As l was saying, noctiphobia is very common among his age group.
Now, we've run one CAT scan and two MRls at your behest
and the conclusions all say the same thing.
There's nothing wrong with your brother.
My brother hasn't slept more than minutes at a time
for the last three weeks. You go tell him there's nothing wrong with him.
We've run every test possible. There's nothing more we can do.
He was asleep. l just closed the blinds. l didn't think that .
l saw her. l saw her. lt can't be dark.
lt's okay, Michael.
l won't let them shut off the lights, okay? l promise.
lt'll be okay. lt's okay, Michael.
Hi. ls this Kyle Walsh's number? This is Caitlin Greene.
That's not funny.
Kyle. Hey, it's Cat.
You asked me to the dance but never took me.
-Caitlin? -"Yeah. Hey, you are "
hard to track down.
l know it's been forever.
l'm sorry. Where are my manners? How are you?
-What do you want? -Right. Right.
lt's my brother, Michael.
He's in the hospital, and he .
He's really scaring me. He won't sleep, not even minutes at a time
and now he won't let us shut off any of the lights.
Doctors say he has something called noctiphobia or .
l remembered that's what they said you had when your--
When your mother was killed.
Anyway, l just thought maybe you could tell me how you got over it.
You must be Michael.
lt's okay, man. l'm not gonna hurt you.
l just wanna talk a little. My name's Kyle.
Your sister says you're afraid of the dark. Makes it tough to sleep.
You get a lot of sleep?
Well, this was a bad idea.
Caitlin says that when you grow up, you're not afraid of the dark anymore.
-ls that true? -Yes.
Because you grow up and you realize that there's nothing to be afraid of.
Then why are you still afraid?
Well, sometimes old habits die hard.
You wanna see something? This flashlight, it's my peace of mind.
She won't come in the light.
-Who? -You know who.
No. l don't know who.
Yes, you do.
You've seen her too.
Why would you say something like that, Michael?
Because it's the truth.
Sometimes l think of turning off all the lights
and letting her come and take me.
Sometimes l think that would be easier than being so scared.
Did you ever think that?
She's gonna kill me, you know.
No one's gonna kill you, Michael. Nothing's gonna happen to you.
Your sister won't let it.
My sister can't stop her.
No one can stop her.
-l can't believe you came. -That makes two of us.
-So, what do you think? ls he--? -What do the doctors say?
That he's a kid, he's just afraid of the dark, he's confused.
Growing up here will do that to you.
l hate to ask you this, but
when your mother died, what really happened to you?
-Because it seems like it's the same-- -No.
-But the things he says-- -They're just things.
But these .
-Kyle? -Did Michael just lose a tooth?
Yes, his last one.
Come on, Kyle. You don't still believe that, do you?
l mean, we all grew up with it, but it was just a story to scare us.
l'm sorry, Caitlin.
This was a mistake.
Look, will you just--? Wait a minute, please.
l don't think l know how to help Michael.
You came. That's terrific.
lt's great to see you, buddy. All right.
l came straight from work.
So is there any reason for us to panic, or what?
Good. Good. Well, that's what l keep telling Catey.
We have some of the best doctors in the state in this hospital.
How about l take you two guys out to dinner tonight?
What do you say? We can celebrate the prodigal's return.
l think l'm just gonna stay here with Michael.
Okay. Yeah. Well, good night, honey.
Well, Kyle, what do you feel like doing?
l feel like l've been here too long already.
-Wait. We could go to The lnn, right? -l don't drink.
Come on, Kyle. l haven't seen you in years, man.
One drink's not gonna kill anybody, right?
ls he coming back?
l don't know.
-Walsh, what's going on, man? -Relax, buddy.
You'll survive one drink, right? Beer okay?
-Can't. -Oh, Jesus.
-Long time no see, Walsh. -Hey, Dave. Two drafts.
-Fleishman, who's your date? -Remember Kyle? Thank you.
-Kyle, as in Kyle Walsh. -That's right, Ray.
That's him in the flesh. Thank you, Dave.
Where you going, man? Sit down. l bought you a beer.
l figured you'd like this one. lt's a light.
You should have told me you were coming back.
-l didn't know you'd still be here. -You left a lot of shit behind.
-What's wrong? -That's the freak who killed his mother.
So come on, man. What you been doing with yourself?
-l'm in the gaming industry. -Larry Fleishman, attorney at law.
You're an attorney?
You stole more candy than anyone in the history of stealing.
That's why l'm a defense attorney.
So come on, Kyle, give. What are you really doing back here?
l came to see if l could help Michael.
You don't look like you can help anybody.
Wanna tell me how you got over it? You did get over it, right?
She's got a whole new life now.
This whole thing with Mikey .
What the hell are you doing back here, freak?
l thought they locked you up for killing your mama.
l don't want any trouble, all right?
Oh, yeah? Well, trouble.
That's tough! Come on, you chickenshit.
-Hey, come on. -Kick his ass, Ray.
You want a piece?
-Come on. Take a shot. -Leave him alone, man.
Oh, yeah, keep walking. You guys see that?
Keep running, you freak!
l'll find you!
Walsh, l'm gonna kick your ass! l'll find you.
These are my woods. Nobody messes with me!
There's no way they could have come this far, Matty.
What the hell was that?
Ray! Kyle Walsh!
What are those guys doing? Batten, get back there. Spread them out.
l'm just gonna stay right here with you. Okay, Matt?
Okay, now that came from over there.
-You wait there, Larry. -You got it.
Hey, buddy, this . This whole splitting up thing's kind of stupid.
You're a grown man, completely safe.
You're a grown man. You're completely safe.
Get him off! Get him off!
''Light will spell her doom and death.
Brightest flame engulfed her whole, setting free her wicked soul.''
What happened to you?
Come here. Sit down. You're bleeding.
Sit down. Come on, sit down.
Okay, l need to try to get this gravel out of your scalp.
So how did this happen?
How about telling me about the last years of your life in words or less?
l went to a foster home
and we moved out west to Las Vegas
and now l work in a casino. ls that words yet?
Are you and Larry going out?
-Why do you ask? -l don't know, l just--
l don't know what l'm doing wrong.
-Don't give him any more tests. -What?
They stuck me with every needle
gave me more Rorschachs than l could count, and it didn't do a thing.
Don't let that happen to Michael.
You're gonna have to come with us.
You ever see anything like this, Dad?
ln this town, you'd be surprised.
What's with all the flashlights?
-Are you afraid of the dark? -Yes, sir.
lf you knew why, you'd think l was crazy.
Shit, this one l can't even pronounce.
Doc says half of these are antipsychotics.
Now, l don't know much about medicine, but it occurs to me
that if a man is taking antipsychotics, he might have a tendency to become
l think you had something to do with it.
l didn't kill him. l didn't do this.
No, it must have been .
l don't know.
He hasn't been the same since his mom's murder.
He's not a killer.
How do you know? You haven't seen him in years.
Because l know. He's a good man.
-He's been a ward of the state. -But he came to help Michael.
He was in a mental hospital for nine years.
Caitlin, he's a dangerous guy.
l had a file sent over from State Hospital about you. Ten feet long.
You spent a lot of time there. Major disassociative syndrome, night terrors
sociopathic tendencies, three suicide attempts.
l didn't do this.
You did it, Kyle. Don't turn away.
You killed your mother and you killed Ray. Didn't you?
l need to call my lawyer.
-l don't believe this. l'm going. -Caitlin, l'll be in touch.
l have to get back to Michael at the hospital.
Keep working on your crap story.
Hope you got a good lawyer.
l can handle this.
l can handle this.
l can handle this.
Michael, open the door! Michael!
-l'll call security. -Michael? Can you hear me?
-She's gonna get me. -lt's okay.
Your brother is suffering from a form of Pavor Nocturnus, or night terrors.
Because of his lack of sleep, he's suffered a psychotic break.
Once that occurs, the subject can't discern what is real and what is not.
-They begin to manifest a response. -How do you mean?
A patient may hurt themselves because they believe what they dream is real.
Michael feels that something is after him, wanting to kill him.
And his self-inflicted wounds are consistent with this fantasy.
The good news is that there is a procedure we can perform
right here, which has had an overwhelming success rate.
-ls it surgical? -No, not at all.
Michael is placed in a sensory deprivation chamber.
He faces his fears and realizes there's nothing to fear.
-Michael hates the dark. -Yeah.
That's the point.
ls there any other alternative?
Aggressive medication coupled with counseling.
There are no guarantees. Meanwhile, Michael might hurt himself again.
Ray and l were just sitting there, having drinks
and Walsh starts fighting with Ray .
-Where are my flashlights? -Lab's not done with them.
That's all you remember?
The words you're looking for are ''thank you.''
Hey, Kyle! Kyle, wait up!
l'm having a bad day, Kyle. l had a dead guy fall on me.
You want to tell me where you're going, huh? Kyle?
-How about a pistola? Huh? -No.
Wait here a minute.
-Okay, now what? -Where's your car?
-Why? -l need a ride. Now!
Yeah. Car's over here. Hey, man, you've been released into my custody.
-Kyle! -lt's : Larry.
The sun sets in minutes. You've got minutes to get me to the hospital.
We're almost set up. lt'll just be another minutes.
-Where's the other doctor? -He had to get back upstate.
So you'll be doing this?
Why did you come back?
Do you know how long l've tried to get through to her?
Her brother's always there and then the ghost.
Nobody in this town had a chance with her.
All she could think about was you.
-l need you to sign these. -What are they?
Standard consent and release of liability forms. He'll be fine.
Where are you taking me? This isn't the way.
l'm not taking you to the hospital.
Lay low for the judge.
-l just want to help Michael. -Michael's gonna be fine.
They're putting him in a sensory dep tank. Gonna shut the lights out.
-They're putting him in the dark? -Gonna fix him
stop him from becoming the next Kyle Walsh.
lt's gonna be okay. l'm gonna be watching you from the other room.
lf you put me in the dark, she'll get me.
lt'll all be over soon, okay?
Turn this car around now.
Take me to Michael.
What if l don't?
Larry, don't look at her!
-Help! Help! Kyle! -Larry!
Help! Help me!
Oh, God! Help!
Come on, Larry. l know it's in here.
-Saint Francis Hospital. -"I need Caitlin Greene."
One moment, please.
-Miss Greene is unavailable. -"This is Kyle Walsh."
-l need to talk to her now. -"Sorry. Miss Greene is not available."
Don't let her put Michael in the dark. l'm almost there.
Now, Michael, l'm going to need you to hold still. Okay?
There might be just a little sting.
-What's he doing? -Hold him.
-There might be a burning sensation. -Hold him down.
lt's all in.
lt's all right. lt's almost over.
Dim the lights.
Take him out of there!
Please, just do it.
Okay. The three of us are leaving.
-Michael, it'll be okay. -l got a car waiting.
Stop resisting, Walsh.
Don't put him in the dark.
-Come on. -Michael was right.
You have to believe me.
-Let's see your lawyer get you out. -That'll be tough
since my lawyer's in pieces on Ponus Avenue.
ls that a confession?
Okay, l'll give this a shot.
l saw something when l was . You heard the stories as a kid. We all did.
l saw her kill my mother. And once you've seen her, she doesn't stop.
l've stayed in the light since. lt's the only way to be safe.
Michael has seen her too, and she's coming for us.
l thought you'd say something like that.
How many unsolved murders have you had?
Not just this year, but in the last ?
How many of them involved children?
You're crazy, Walsh.
Crazy isn't what it used to be.
Yeah, Dad? We got him.
-What the hell's going on? -No, no.
We're all gonna die.
Roy, you cover the docks, all right? Get going.
-What the hell is going on tonight? -l don't know, Dad.
-Matt, take care of this. -Yeah, all right.
-Batten, see what that was. -No, you go see.
-l outrank you. -Lead by example and see what it was.
-Take a flashlight. -Walsh, shut up.
Andy, give me your flashlight.
Stay in the light.
-What's going on here? -Come on!
-Jimmy, stay with me! -l'm staying with you!
-Go tell Batten l shot his dog. -You shot Rocky?
No, Phil. l shot at him.
lt was quick.
ls she gonna get me?
Man. What the--?
-Stay in the light. -Shut up.
-Get in the light. Batten. -Shut up!
-Get your flashlights! -Over here.
-Walsh. -Don't shoot.
She's in the building. You have to believe me.
Marnie, offices. Roy, check Andy.
Phil and Mark, squad room.
You come with me.
Oh, my God.
-Andy. -lnterrogation room.
-Get the flashlights. -He's pretty bad.
Please, get me a flashlight!
Stay in the light! Don't shoot the lights!
She can't hurt you in the light!
She's making you shoot the lights.
Let's go! Let's go!
Don't look at her!
-Don't look at her! -Key !
Stay in the light!
Give me the flashlights.
She's gonna go for Michael. Take this.
-lt's okay, Michael. lt's okay. -Caitlin, come on. lt's safe.
Get out from under the bed. Come on, this is ridiculous.
-No, you get under here. -Come on, Michael.
There's nothing to worry about.
Okay, let's stay under the bed.
What the hell is that?
-Caitlin. Caitlin. -Okay.
-Get behind me, Michael. -Caitlin.
l knew you'd come back.
How do we stop it?
lt's all right. Come on.
-The hospital's losing power. -Great.
We need to get out of here now.
What the hell is that?
Go! Go! Go! Go!
Go! Go! Go!
Get out now!
-What? -The bag of flashlights.
-Anybody grab it? -No.
Damn. We need to get to the lobby.
How long do we have the emergency lights?
-A couple of minutes. -That's all we need to get out.
What is wrong with you people? What's he doing here?
-l'm calling the police. -They're dead.
-All of them? -Pretty much.
-Where are the stairs? -What is going on?
When this hospital goes dark, we're all dead.
-Through to the old wing. -l should evacuate patients.
lt's not after them. lt's after us. We saw it. They didn't.
What about us?
lf we stay in the light, we stay alive.
This just keeps getting better and better.
-Come on. -Go. Go. Go.
All right, stay in the light, keep tight to the wall, single file.
Stay in the light!
-Jesus Christ. -ls she okay?
Keep going, Michael.
Just stay in the light.
Wait, wait. Caitlin?
-We have to jump it. -Are you crazy?
-Yeah, a bit. -ls there any way she can get us?
We're gonna jump all at once.
We'll give her multiple targets. Okay?
-Kyle. -Go on three.
One. Two. Three!
-We got one more to go. You ready? -No, l'm not.
-Kyle, hurry up. -We go on three.
-She missed me. -You okay?
-Run! -l'm getting the hell out of here!
-Caitlin! No! -Get up!
-Everyone in the car. -Hurry!
-Go! Go! -Hurry up. Get in the car.
What the hell was that thing?
-Did you get them? -Yeah.
-What are you talking about? -Gas cans.
We're going to the lighthouse. lt's got a gasoline-powered backup system.
lt's not far.
Why don't we keep driving?
We're safe in the car.
-She's taking out the sirens! -Keep going!
-Everybody put your heads down! -Michael!
lt's gone. lt's gone. lt's gone. lt's gone.
Got any lights back here?
There's two kerosene lanterns in the back.
This must be it.
-l hope this works. -lt has to.
Kyle, there's the tank.
Get all the gas in there.
There's enough there to last us a week. Let's go.
Let's go. Come on.
Let's go, Michael.
Get up there, Michael.
lf that thing hates bright light, she's not gonna come here.
Damn it. Come on.
-What happened? -l don't know.
Must be a fuel line blockage. lt's not getting to the generator.
-That's encouraging. -Lanterns aren't gonna last that long.
-We're gonna have to go fix it. -What do you mean ''we''?
-You and me. -No.
lt's the only way to do it. We'll be right back, okay?
-l promise. -Kyle.
lf anything happens to me, just keep that thing off them.
All right, same goes for me.
This thing's gonna kill us, isn't it?
All this over a fucking tooth.
-Do you smell that? -Yeah, gas everywhere.
Don't drop that lantern, will you?
She comes at you fast, so be ready.
''She''? You sound like you know her.
She's been in my life a long time.
-Hold up. -Did you see that?
Wait up for me. Stay in the light.
Oh, man. lt doesn't look good.
-There's gas all over the place. -Yeah.
l've gotta tighten this rag around this leak.
Hurry up. This lamp's not gonna last long.
-Caitlin, quickly. Here. -What, this? Okay.
l need more light.
Get back. Get back in the light.
The kerosene's almost gone.
Come on. Okay. Oh, God. Okay.
Michael, get out of the dark!
We're losing the light fast.
l gotta move you. l gotta flip the switch before the flame runs out.
Come on. Come on.
Hit that switch, Michael.
Go on, Michael.
-Get it, Michael. -l can't. l'm stuck.
This light's almost going out!
All right. Wait here, okay?
lt's all over.
-lt's okay. Okay. -Come on.
l see you, bitch!
lt's okay. lt's okay, Michael. lt's okay.
Just leave this here, Billy.
You're gonna go to sleep now?
Just remember, don't peek.
lt's just Mommy, honey. Go back to sleep.