My Guardian Angel (2016)

[indistinct whispering]
[whispering stops]
What are you doing just
standing there, staring?
God, she gives me the creeps.
Here, make yourself useful.
Come on, then.
Now go to your room.
[sighs] Not until breakfast.
Eating snacks ruins your teeth.
And I will be inspecting
your teeth,
just to make sure you're not
snacking behind our backs.
[indistinct whispers resume
and then fade]
[distorted, ominous whispering]
[Mother] This wine's nice.
Are you deaf as well as dumb?
Bed. Now.
Thought I could sense something.
[air rushing]
[indistinct whispering]
[moans loudly]
- [glass shatters]
- [screams]
[Mother] What the hell
was that?!
[girl yelps]
What have you been doing?!
Look at me! I said what...
What have you been doing?
What have you been doing?
[screams, then whimpers]
What have you been doing?
Look at me!
[continued whimpers
and short screams]
If you carry on misbehaving,
I'll bring Mother up.
- [exhales deeply]
- Okay?
- [quiet whimpers]
- Have you calmed down?
And you know what she
likes to do, don't you?
[soft whimpering]
So be a good girl.
[whimpers loudly, screams]
- [child giggles]
- [door opens]
- [Father] Ah!
- [gasps]
- You little...
- [screams] No!
- [Father] Here comes Mother.
- [screams]
What's the little bitch
been up to now?
She threw that picture at me.
I warned you never
to put her photo up again!
See? I warned you, Hannah.
I warned you.
- Right. Come here!
- [screams]
- [sobs]
- [Mother] Shut up!
Hold still, Hannah.
That's it. That will teach you
a lesson, Hannah.
[Hannah sobs, muffled]
Won't it?
You were warned, Hannah.
- You were warned.
- [Mother] Exactly.
How dare you disobey us.
Hands! Got to stick your arm in!
Arms at the back. That's it.
- [Mother] Huh!
- [moans]
Darling, darling.
We don't want
to leave any marks.
Be good, Hannah, or next time
I'll tape up your eyes
and nose as well.
[door closes]
[indistinct whispering]
Get in there! Get in there!
Is that what you think
we deserve, Angel?
A curse?!
Nice idea!
I'll keep them as a souvenir!
No, no, no.
Enough. Enough. Enough.
Fine, but we'll keep her
locked up
so she can think about what
she tried to do to us.
I'll kill you both.
Well, she's got more spirit
than Hannah.
[Mother laughs] She'll never
betray us again.
Give me the key.
I'll lock her up.
[Father] Okay.
[lock turning]
[footsteps retreating]
[birds singing]
[Mother] Hannah!
You better be awake up there!
Do you want to be late
on your first day?
[footsteps approaching]
[Hannah moans]
You're lucky this is the first
day of your new school
or I'd tie you up again...
God's sake, hurry up.
Eat faster.
[disgusted groan] Go hungry!
[Mother] I'll just be through
that window, okay?
Speaking with your teacher,
Miss Palmer.
Growing up so fast.
This time next year, you'll be
in second school already.
She must be new.
She's sitting with her mummy.
[girl] Aww, poor little baby
still needs her mummy.
- [laughter]
- [girl 2] Loner.
[Mother] Look, I'm not gonna
deny it,
but it has been very difficult.
No, I can imagine.
But we never give up.
Well, she's continuing
to see her speech therapist.
Anything I can do
to help her to speak.
That's really all we want.
She's just too high-functioning
for other schools
to take her on.
Elena sounds perfect.
What's her background?
Well, she was born
in the Czech Republic.
Um... she's wonderful
with the children.
She's very perceptive.
Hannah's going to be
in good hands.
Hi. I'm Katie.
Don't have to be so rude,
I was only trying to be nice.
Yeah. Trying to be nice.
What's the matter,
cat got your tongue?
You think I didn't see?
See what? I was only
trying to be nice.
It's important I make you
aware of something.
Not everyone in life
sees and feels things
exactly the same as others.
You see, Hannah has a condition,
something called autism.
Something you will learn more
about when you get older.
But for now,
you need to treat her
exactly the same as you would
treat your friends.
You called her a weirdo,
didn't you?
Didn't you?
Do you understand?
Yes, Miss. Sorry.
Now you know why,
try to be nicer next time.
Otherwise, I will speak to Miss
Palmer about your behaviour.
[footsteps approaching]
You'll be fine here, sweetie.
Had a nice chat,
told them all about you.
It'll just take you
a little time
to get used to your new school.
Be careful.
You tell, I'll make it
so miserable for you,
you'll end up like your sister.
Now, come on.
Time to dazzle your new heads.
[footsteps approaching]
She had it tough with bullies
in her previous school.
That's why her parents
moved her here.
Watch out for her, just in case.
I will.
So, how high-functioning
is Hannah?
Um... very, actually.
She was diagnosed with
non-verbal autism
at the age of four, but
she hasn't spoken since birth.
Wow. Well, I'm so very
fascinated with autism.
It's, you know, one of
the reasons why I love my job.
I know that autistic people
can be super intelligent.
Yeah. Just be aware that her
mother brought to my attention
- some other issues.
- Like what exactly?
Well, she doesn't cope very well
with loud noises
or too many people
speaking at once.
Her writing needs some work.
And, um, she understands well,
but she prefers communicating
with drawings and expressions.
And her social skills
can come across
as slightly inappropriate.
So... it's important to
communicate that problem
with the other children.
[chuckles] I'm sorry.
Can I just, uh,
correct you there?
Could we just refer to condition
instead of a problem?
Because it is not a problem.
Well, you know what I mean.
Her mother gave me
some pet cards.
Oh. Hmm. Okay, thanks.
Hi, Hannah. This is your new
assistant teacher, Elena.
We'll have a lot of fun,
I promise.
Do you like to draw, Hannah?
Good, good. [chuckles]
So, for example, "she swims
like a fish" is a good simile.
You're almost comparing words
to other things.
- Do you understand?
- [children] Yes, miss.
Using similes
makes it far easier
for people to understand
what we're saying.
As using words of imagery
makes it stronger.
People use them often.
We all do.
Probably without even realizing
we're doing it.
Now what I'd like you to do
is take out your notebooks
and write down two similes
that you might use every day.
- And she has a face like a pig.
- [chuckles]
[Miss Palmer] Katie,
pay attention, please.
[indistinct whispering]
Hey, what's outside?
[whispering continue]
[whispering stops]
We can't play a game right now.
I'm sorry.
[indistinct whispering]
[Elena] "E".
Can I get a clue, please?
An angel?
You can see an angel outside?
[school bell rings]
[softly] It's okay.
[Elena] You can have them all.
[Miss Palmer] So, how was she?
I think there is more to Hannah
than we've been told.
What do you mean?
Well... look at this.
What on earth is she doing
playing Hangman in my class?
I know, I know.
But I just needed to see
what she was trying to say.
It was just to get
an answer out of her.
She drew a little girl hanging.
Well, has she had any
problems at home?
[scoffs] I don't know, Elena.
Just focus on the job, please.
[footsteps retreating]
Now make me a tea!
[woman on TV] Your best mate is
locked up because of this.
Does that mean nothing to you?
[man on TV] Until next week...
[man 2 on TV] I got caught.
[man 3 on TV] You didn't.
- [man 4 on TV] I'm a free man!
- [woman whooping on TV]
[water boiling]
[indistinct whispering]
[man on TV] We've been waiting
patiently for you two to...
Ouch! You filled it up too much!
- [screams, moans]
- Oh, shut up!
Go and make me another one
before I throw the rest
in your face!
- [disgusted grunt]
- [Hannah whimpering]
- [ragged breathing]
- What's going on here?
Make your dad one,
while you're at it.
Come on then, let's go.
Do it properly, come on.
[whimpers and gasps]
- Time for a check-up.
- [panicked breathing]
[Hannah sobs]
[Hannah sobs and screams]
She's making a lot of noise.
[Hannah continues
to sob and scream]
[Mother] There, there.
Daddy's going to
sort your teeth out.
- [groans]
- Hannah?
- [moans]
- Open your mouth.
[Mother] Open your mouth
for Daddy.
- [moaning]
- [Mother] Shh!
[Hannah screams, then coughs]
Mouth out wide again, please.
- Good girl, Hannah.
- There, there.
Good girl, good girl.
There we go...
I'm going to make you
look beautiful.
[drill whirs]
[Hannah screams]
[moans softly]
[alarm sounds]
- [neck snaps]
- [grunts]
[Miss Palmer]
So the definition is:
"The use of words
whose sound imitates
an actual noise."
So sorry, Miss Palmer.
We had to fit Hannah in
for an emergency session
at the dental surgery.
[Miss Palmer] Oh, I hope
everything's all right.
She's fine.
[Miss Palmer] Hannah, come in.
Have a seat.
Good job her father's a dentist,
otherwise we'd
be waiting for days.
Come on.
- You'll have to excuse me.
- [Miss Palmer] Yes, of course.
- [door closes]
- [Miss Palmer] Right.
[laughs] Looks like she's been
beaten like a pig.
- [laughter]
- Katie, I heard that!
[indistinct whispering]
- But...
- How dare you!
[Miss Palmer] I won't tolerate
something like that in my class!
Sit down! I'll be speaking
to your parents.
[door closes]
Right. Examples...
[door closes]
[Elena] Hannah?
- [whimpering]
- Hannah?
Hannah? Oh...
Would you like me
to get your mum?
- [short screams]
- [shushing]
Hannah, it's okay.
It's okay, Hannah.
- It's okay. Okay.
- [whimpering subsides]
What's wrong, sweetie?
What's wrong?
Can you...
Can you show me?
You are so good at drawing.
[Hannah continues
whimpering softly]
Maybe you can draw for me.
And you can show me
what's upsetting you.
Is everything okay at home?
[exhales sharply,
resumes whimpering]
Aw, I have to admit, I don't
like dentists either, Hannah.
Try to look at me... please?
Would you like to go back?
You can trust me.
You can trust me.
You can trust me.
[breathing heavily]
Are you ready to go back now?
[Miss Palmer] She's just come
back from the dentist,
so, of course she's gonna
have a tantrum.
I don't want her parents
to be concerned.
But did you see
her lip this morning?
No, I didn't see anything.
Well, dentists shouldn't
scratch her lip like that.
You know, I just found it
strange that her mother
just turned up in the morning,
without calling us first.
Well, she was probably
just moving around too much
in the dentist's chair
or something.
I'm sure it's nothing.
Look, the Hunts are new parents.
We have to be accommodating.
Isn't it our job to follow up
any concerns?
Look, it's just been a few days.
We have to wait before we jump
to any conclusions.
I just want you to be aware
of my thoughts.
Look, Parents' Evening
is coming up.
I'll talk to them.
If anything stands out,
we can iron it out then.
- Okay?
- Okay. Thanks.
[school bell rings]
[telephone rings]
[clears throat]
- Hello, Julie speaking.
- Hello, Mrs. Hunt.
This is Miss, uh, Palmer
from the school.
Is it convenient to talk?
Yes, absolutely.
Great. Sorry to bother you.
I just wanted to have a brief
chat with you about Hannah.
- Is everything okay?
- Yes, nothing serious.
But, uh, you see,
Hannah had a meltdown
after you dropped her off.
I know she's been
to the dentist, and, uh,
we also noticed
a slight cut on her lip.
Please, you should have
called me if she was
becoming difficult.
Oh, no, no.
She's a real pleasure.
I just wanted to make sure
that everything is okay.
Well, I appreciate your concern,
but everything is fine.
Apart from a little tantrum at
the dental surgery this morning.
It's always difficult
with things like that.
Hannah wouldn't stop moving.
Sadly, one of the tools
clipped her lip.
Next time, if you could inform
us if you're going to be late,
that would be
greatly appreciated.
I do apologise.
When you have a screaming child
with toothache,
one does tend to forget.
Oh, don't worry, Mrs. Hunt.
Miss Palmer and I will be
keeping a close eye on her.
Miss Palmer?
I thought you were Miss Palmer.
Yes, absolutely.
Now you have to excuse me,
I've got to get dinner ready.
Let's review this
at Parents' Evening, okay?
Okay, great. Thank you.
Have a lovely evening.
[phone beeps off]
[indistinct chatter]
[laughter grows louder]
[pressing heavily on marker]
[indistinct whispering]
[whispering stops]
[whispering resumes]
[Father] What's going on?
Behave. I'll get Mother.
[indistinct chatter]
Miss Palmer,
lovely to see you again.
Oh, you too. Good evening.
- Pleasure.
- Please, have a seat.
- I baked them myself.
- Oh, you shouldn't have.
Oh, no, I should.
We really appreciate
everything you're doing.
Oh, but this is so lovely.
And with your job, cakes.
Oh, yes, not the best choice,
but my wife does love to bake.
And it's always left for me
to remind Hannah
not to eat too many.
- So where's Hannah?
- Oh, she's with her grandmother.
Where's Elena?
She's just with some
of the other parents
in the other hall. I'll make
sure I get her in a minute.
Oh, it's no bother at all,
I just really appreciated
your call the other day.
- My call?
- Yeah, about Hannah.
Oh, it must've been Elena.
She's so conscientious.
You didn't know she'd called?
Well, I did tell Elena to take
special care of Hannah,
so she was probably
just following that.
Right, so... Hannah,
such an intelligent girl.
Bless her. Anything I could do
to help her condition
and enable her to speak...
Well that's really all I want.
We're trying speech
and music therapy.
I hear it's starting to work
for some children.
There needs to be more things
like that in place.
Simply aren't enough options
for children like Hannah.
Tell me, Miss Palmer,
how's Hannah getting along
with the other children?
Absolutely fine. No one's
causing her any problems.
Oh, that's lovely to hear.
The other school did nothing
about the bullying.
- So glad that we've moved.
- [Father] Mm.
How's she getting along
with Elena?
It's still early days,
but, uh...
they're definitely communicating
in other ways though.
Hannah draws a lot.
Some rather interesting images,
Really? Like what?
Like, um...
This one.
Have you seen this sort
of drawing before?
- [inhales deeply]
- Um...
- Is everything all right?
- Darling.
I think we should tell you.
It might explain why Hannah
is drawing these images.
The thing is,
Hannah had a sister.
Her name was Angel and she, uh,
passed away very recently.
Oh, I'm so, so sorry.
That explains everything.
I feel terrible for showing
you this drawing.
[Father] It's fine, you...
You had no idea.
They were so close. They always
had some sort of connection.
But Angel wasn't autistic.
Look, it's our fault
for not telling you.
Well, we're still coming
to terms with it ourselves.
You see, we made these changes
for Hannah.
New life, new place.
More importantly,
away from those bullies.
It was the main reason
that we moved.
- May I ask how she...
- How did she what?
- No, no. Sorry. I didn't mean...
- How she died?
Is that what you mean?
- Look...
- Come on, darling.
- Let's get going.
- Listen...
We could do this another time.
Whenever is convenient.
I can come over to your house.
It's not normal procedure,
but I'm happy to do it.
[car engine starts]
[car engine starts]
Did you see her face?
So sad. [chuckles]
She battened right up.
Told you. Once you bring
a death into the equation,
especially a child,
no one fucks with you.
But we still have
that Elena to deal with.
I'll plant a seed when
Miss Palmer comes round.
If my instincts are right,
she'll be trouble.
She thinks she's a match for me?
[scoffs] Please.
No one's a match for you,
my dear.
It will do
Miss Fancy Pants Palmer good
to see what good parents we are
in our own home.
And then, when she's on board,
we'll take down Miss Do-gooder.
How dare they think they can
parent someone else's child?
You all right, love?
Yeah, sorry.
Just looking for my keys.
[whispers to self]
Oh, God, what's wrong with you?
What are you doing, Elena?
- [rips tape off]
- [groans]
[Mother] Well,
it's your own fault.
But never mind, Dad'll put
a stop to your tooth decay.
And stop you from being friends
and taking Elena's sweets
in future.
[Hannah breathing heavily]
[disgusted groan]
[doorbell rings]
[softly] Showtime.
- Hello.
- Miss Palmer.
Lovely to see you.
Please come in.
Thank you.
- Please, go through.
- [muffled moans]
- Please, take a seat.
- Thank you.
I've made some coffee,
but would you prefer tea?
Oh, no.
Coffee would be lovely.
- Thank you.
- Help yourself.
- There we go.
- Lovely.
You didn't have to go
to so much trouble.
Oh no, it's no trouble at all.
This cake is
my Hannah's favourite.
We bake it together sometimes.
[Miss Palmer] Oh.
So where's Hannah?
[Mother] Oh, she's out shopping
with her father.
Look, Miss Palmer,
about the other night,
I'm really sorry I overreacted.
But you understand, right?
Of course, of course.
[clears throat]
Sorry, I didn't realise
that they were twins.
Yes, they were.
So, how is my little
Hannah doing,
and what can we do
to help her to grow?
Oh, well, Hannah's doing
very well.
Elena started working
on her handwriting.
Wonderful. I do try
to help her with that too.
And, well, I read to her a lot.
Oh, that's excellent.
So how involved is Elena
with Hannah's lessons?
Well, I lead the class,
but Elena sits by her side,
and reports to me every day.
She's highly trained.
Would you like to see
her credentials?
I trust you completely.
- You're the experts.
- Thank you.
But if you have any concerns,
please let me know.
Well, actually,
there is something
that I wanted to flag up.
Well, Elena gave her sweets.
And I'm not too sure it helps
a child like Hannah.
You know what I mean?
It's not the sugar we mind.
But, apart from
the dental problems,
I thought it was preferable
to build up trust
without bribes like sweets.
Yes, I see what you mean.
I'll have a word.
Oh, thank you.
It's put my mind at rest.
Feel free to ring me any time.
I will.
It's been a pleasure.
Thank you so much for the cake.
No problem.
- Goodbye.
- Goodbye.
Well, I suppose
you were quiet enough.
But, young lady,
if your teachers ever
have to come round again,
I'll cut your tongue,
you disgusting little girl.
No dinner tonight.
I'm too upset to cook.
- Go to sleep. Think of me.
- [gasps]
[wind rushing]
[birds chirping]
[indistinct whispering]
Please... [gasps]
Why did you leave me?
I want to be with you.
I don't want to be here anymore.
Hey, over here.
- Angel!
- [giggles]
You can't go yet.
They need to pay for
what they have done to us.
[stammers] I can't.
I can't kill.
But I can.
So let me in.
There's only so much
I can do from this side.
You need to trust me.
Let me enter your body
and I will finish this.
[stammers] But...
I'm scared of how it will feel.
I can't promise you
it won't hurt.
But you must let me try,
before it's too late.
I was scared.
But I never
should have left you.
They should be the ones to die.
Not you. I love you.
- [Hannah] I can't.
- Let me in.
Then you'll have to
do it the hard way.
Try to do what I did again.
[Mother] Hannah!
I haven't got much time.
Look in the cupboard
in Mum and Dad's room.
- What?
- The dolls.
[Mother] Hannah?
There's a key under your pillow.
The magical shop
near your school,
there's a lady there,
she can help you.
- [Mother] Hannah, wake up.
- Now go!
[Mother] What's gotten into you,
you sleepy girl?
You have five minutes.
[indistinct whispering]
[whispering continues]
What are you doing in my room?
How do you
even know about this?!
How do you know?!
Don't you ever come into our
room again and touch our things!
- [slap lands heavily]
- [Hannah cries out]
You do not miss Angel.
She doesn't exist
in this family anymore.
She chose to kill herself.
It's just you.
Same ugly face though.
So it really doesn't make
a difference to us anyway.
How many times do I
have to tell you this?
[scoffs] Now get to school.
I'm late for work.
[Mother] Get out.
Hurry up. You're late.
[car drives away]
[Della] Hello there.
It's good to see you again.
[indistinct whispering]
Do you want to return them?
Ah, that's right. They're for
a school project, aren't they?
Well, come with me. We'll go
over everything again, okay?
[Della] Ah, here it is.
This will explain everything
and help you with your project.
Now, just to recap.
You must make sure that the hair
is from the person
that you're
casting the spell on.
You must make sure
you use the right coloured pins.
So, red for power.
Green for money.
Blue for love.
Black for...
And most importantly,
you must leave the doll in the
place where the person sleeps.
That way, over time,
it will fill with their energy.
Finally, you must believe in
this 100 percent.
In your heart and in your mind.
Anyway, it's all in the book.
Good luck with your project.
Before you go...
give me your hand.
Sit down.
[distorted whirring sounds]
- [sounds crescendo]
- [gasps]
[sounds fade]
You see and feel the world
I know you understand
what I'm talking about.
Your sister doesn't
mean to scare you.
But she will only rest
when you're at peace.
And for that,
you must both be free.
The only way out...
is to let her in.
So, um, let's take one minute.
Write down a few more sentences,
and we can carry on to the next.
[children whispering]
[Miss Palmer] Did you
have a question?
Pay attention, please.
Very good, Maisie.
Hey, what's this?
Is everything
all right over there?
Yes, we're just making notes.
Actually, if you could help
some of the other children
today, Elena.
I trust everybody else
is taking notes?
- [Elena] Sure.
- [Miss Palmer] Right.
[whispers] Meet me after class
in room seven.
[Miss Palmer] On to
revision of metaphors.
[door squeaks loudly]
Hi, Hannah.
It's okay.
I want to help you.
Is, uh, that your book?
Does the book mean
something special to you?
I want to be your friend.
Will you let me, please?
Can I see the book?
What are you planning
to do with it?
It's okay, it's okay.
[Miss Palmer] Hannah,
is everything all right?
- Elena, what's going on?
- Hi. We were just, uh...
Um... Hannah was about
to show me her new book.
[Miss Palmer] What sort of book?
No, it's okay. It's just, uh...
Hell, there's nothing
okay about it.
[door slams]
What were you showing her?
Elena, this sort of thing
is not suitable.
I think I might assign
someone else to her.
No, please!
You don't understand.
Look, I think she's really
starting to connect with me.
Not if this is the result.
Elena, I'm very concerned.
I had a chat with her mother
the other day,
and she's very concerned too.
She asked me about
the phone call that we made.
Oh, I've been meaning
to speak to you about that.
You used my name.
Well, not exactly.
It was a little
Elena, I'm not stupid.
Okay, look, I did speak to
Hannah's mother on the phone,
but I just had
a couple of questions.
But, you know, the minute
I started speaking, I just...
I knew it was a stupid idea.
Of course
I sound nothing like you.
I appreciate your concern
about Hannah,
but phoning the family without
even speaking to me,
that's just unacceptable.
I'm really sorry if I've put you
in a difficult position.
Yes! Yes, you have!
And I have to say, I'm beginning
to share her concern.
No more favouritism,
and no more sweets.
You don't understand,
there is...
There's what?!
- Signs.
- Signs of what?!
I think Hannah is showing
signs of psychological
and physical abuse.
How would you know?
Because I've been through it.
[sobs] It first started
when I was back home.
But I had no one to talk to.
It's good the body forgets pain.
But the mental scars run deep.
Even now.
As soon as I was old enough,
I ran away
and started my career abroad.
Elena, I didn't realise.
But. what's worse
in Hannah's case
is that she can't even talk.
She can't tell anybody,
so even if there was
something happening...
we wouldn't know.
But I want to help her.
You know, I recognise
all the signs and emotions.
I had nobody to talk to.
I'm sorry, Elena, I...
Why didn't you tell me?
Working with Hannah
brought it all back.
I'm sure something's not right.
But I just...
I just need to work it out.
Elena, look, by your own
admission then,
you're biased, emotional.
Look, I can tell you that
there's nothing to worry about.
Because I actually know
what the problem is.
You do?
You see, Hannah had
a twin sister, Angel.
- She died recently.
- Oh...
And Hannah's found it
very hard to handle.
And her parents are still coming
to terms with it, too.
I guess it makes sense.
That's terrible.
But why didn't you
tell me sooner?
Well, I only found out
about it the other day
when I went to their house.
You went to their house?
Yes, I know. It's not
completely professional,
but... Well, I wanted
to find out for myself.
And I told them that it
wasn't normal procedure,
but they were fine.
- So just, don't interfere.
- But I really think...
No, Elena, I understand.
And I sympathize greatly
with your own problems.
But you're not being objective.
And I'm afraid it's led you
to the wrong assessment.
Now, listen. I'm only
going to ask you once,
stay away from Hannah
and her family,
or it is your job on the line.
[whimpers] But...
[breathing heavily]
[door creaks]
I thought I heard something.
[mumbles] What?
[breathing heavily]
[floorboards creak]
- You all right?
- You made me jump.
I thought I heard something.
- [breathing heavily]
- [Father] I'll check it out.
She's probably just
creeping around again.
Yeah, her being slow is useful,
but it does give me the creeps.
[door creaks]
She's definitely asleep.
[Mother] All's well
for a change then.
[Father] All we need to do
is get rid of those dolls.
What did you
keep them for anyway?
[Mother] Souvenirs.
[Father] Do you believe
they even work?
[Mother] Don't know. Some people
think it's just superstition.
[Father] Think we'll get any
more trouble from that Elena,
the assistant teacher?
[Mother] Are you kidding?
After what I said
about the sweets?
Keep this up and they'll
treat us like royalty.
[Father] You're so sexy
when you're being a bitch.
- You know that?
- [Mother giggles]
[Father] What would I be
without you?
[Mother] Remember, I'm the only
one you have sex with.
[Father] Remember how jealous
you got with Angel and me?
[birds singing]
[Angel sings] I sit here
waiting for you
I sit here for so long
[boy breathing heavily]
What you up to, Hannah?
[boy grunts]
[Angel laughs]
I can't believe they're giving
us homework already.
You just wait. You'll get given
so much homework in high school,
it's unbelievable.
[boy] Hey.
How did you manage to do that?
You know me, um...
I'm sorry. Um, come on Hannah,
we... We have to go.
[indistinct voices]
[door opens]
I thought I heard something.
What have you got there?
How on earth did you
get hold of those?
You really are just like Angel.
What's going on?
How'd she get our keys?
Seems this little bitch
wants us dead too.
You really think
they can harm us?
I'll get the tape.
We're going on a little trip.
Come here.
[Mother] Get her
down the stairs!
[Hannah's screams muffled]
Trying to hurt us
like your sister did?
We'll show you this bullshit
doesn't work.
- We've had enough!
- [Father] Agreed!
[muffled screaming continues]
[Father] Shut up.
[Hannah whimpering]
Get in.
[car engine starts]
I've been expecting you.
I'm sorry, do I know you?
No, but Hannah and Angel do.
And they need your help.
Angel's dead.
Who exactly are you?
My name is Della.
Come with me,
I'll explain everything.
[birds singing]
All that driving
for that little brat.
At least no one can hear
her scream out here.
Get her out.
- Come on. Come on.
- We'll teach you a lesson.
You're so annoying.
- [grunts]
- Julie, what are you doing?!
Look, no marks, okay?
[groans] What's the school
going to say?
Oh, I'll make it easier
for you to tie her up.
She'll wake up soon.
If she dies, fuck her.
Ungrateful little snipe!
How dare you think you can harm
us with this voodoo crap?
This is where
you'll stay for a few days.
[body thuds]
[Mother sighs]
You know, I'm so glad
you didn't sell this place.
I'd like to retire here.
So pretty.
[car engine starts]
Hannah, I'm here.
I'm gonna get you out of here.
Let me in.
Why didn't the dolls work?
I should've been clearer.
The dolls, they don't work
straight away.
You need to believe in it
from your heart.
I could tell
that you weren't sure.
I tried the dolls too, but...
they caught me before they
had time to take effect.
I was hoping
they'd work for you.
But now,
we only have one option.
I warned you,
they are not going to stop.
Don't make the same mistake
that I did.
If you don't kill them first,
they will kill you!
Why can't you kill them for me?
I'm scared.
I had a chance.
Like I said, there is only
so much power I can have
from this side.
I need a real body to survive.
My strength will help you.
Perhaps this was meant to be.
[indistinct whispering]
You'll get to love me
being here.
Just wait here for a day
until they come back.
I'll take it from there.
[Mother] Wake up.
Wake up!
Where's your tape gone?
Lucky you haven't bruised.
Better get you home.
You've got to get ready
for school tomorrow.
I hope you've learned
your lesson out here.
You see, the novel shows a dream
of a small group of people
and however, even though the
dream never becomes a reality,
it will thrive there.
You see, the writer's leaving us
with an optimistic message.
Can anyone tell me what
"optimistic" means?
Hannah, is anything wrong?
It means positive thinking.
Yes, that's correct.
Well done, Hannah.
Wow, the weirdo speaks.
Katie! I'll be speaking
to your parents again.
You stupid fucking bitch!
I hope,
when your parents find out,
they burn you to death!
Miss, she can't
speak to me like that.
[Miss Palmer] Katie, shh!
[school bell rings]
Hannah, please stay here
a second.
Miss Palmer and I
would like a word.
Hannah, I'm so pleased you've
started speaking,
but why were you
so offensive to Katie?
It's not what I expected.
Do your parents
speak like that at home?
And have they
heard you speak today?
Can I go now, please?
I've got a lot to do tonight.
I'll phone your parents.
They'll be pleased, I think.
- I doubt it.
- Hannah, please wait.
Talk to us.
Tell us what's going on.
- [mutters]
- What did she say?
- [Elena] Hannah, please wait.
- Elena, stop!
[Elena] Hannah...
[Miss Palmer]
Whatever's going on,
you'll make it worse. Elena...
Oh, someone's in a strop.
- [Elena panting]
- [Miss Palmer] Just leave her.
Are you still telling me
I shouldn't get involved?
You're unbelievable!
I'll report it immediately.
Let her go!
[telephone rings]
- Hello.
- Hello, Mr. Hunt.
This is Miss Palmer from school.
Ah, Miss Palmer.
Is everything all right?
Um, I have what I think will be
some good news for you.
First, may I ask,
has Hannah ever spoken?
No, she's never spoken.
Well, she started speaking
at school this morning.
What did she say?
What's she told?
Well, she said she had a lot
of things to do tonight.
And... then she ran off.
Um, that's why I'm calling,
to make sure everything's okay.
Um, it all happened so fast,
and we couldn't
catch up with her.
So she left alone.
I'm so sorry.
What have you done to make her
run out like that?
Have you called the police?
No, she started speaking
and then she was offensive to
one of the other children,
but I'm sure it was just
the frustration coming out.
I don't know.
Well, whatever you've done,
we've got it under control here.
Her father's already gone out
to look for her.
Well, whatever you've done,
we've got it under control here.
- [phone beeps]
- Why'd you put the phone down?
Well, there's no point
in talking more
until we find out
what's going on.
I'll wring it out of her.
Little bitch
will be dead this time.
[slams phone on table]
Everything you've said so far
has happened.
She really has possessed her.
How is this even possible?
Angel is now within Hannah.
Everything happens for a reason,
and you are here to help Hannah.
But remember,
be careful of the police
because you...
You may be in trouble.
Now go.
Hannah needs you.
But, can't you see
what my fate is?
You'll be fine.
Thank you.
Now go.
Where the fuck is she?
Evil child's
gonna spill the beans.
Told you we should've
locked her up, or killed her.
I know, but the authorities
might have gotten suspicious
if two children had died
so close together.
Besides, I wanted
my mileage out of her.
[clattering upstairs]
[scoffs] She's upstairs.
She sneaked by us.
Two can play at that game!
[music box tune plays]
[tune continues]
[Father] Come on, Hannah.
We know you're in here.
Come on.
It's only making things worse
for yourself.
Come on.
It's not funny anymore.
You've been a very,
very bad girl.
- [gasping]
- [panting]
- [moans]
- [whimpers]
I told you I would
get you both back.
- [gasping] It's Angel.
- [whimpers]
Oh! No...
[Father groans upstairs]
[gasps, then gags]
[Della] Be careful
of the police because you...
You may be in trouble.
[phone beeps]
[birds chirping]
- [groans]
- [gasps]
[pants, then moans]
[whispers] I'm sorry.
[inhales sharply]
- [screams]
- [Elena gasps]
- [Mother choking]
- [Angel] You're fine.
Thank you for helping us.
We're sorry.
[stammers] Angel?
Yes. Both of us.
Della... she...
She lied to me.
No... No.
You'll be fine.
You'll be fine.
Just like she said.
Just like she said.
- [ragged breathing]
- I'm fine.
I'm fine.
[indistinct whispering]
You're gonna be fine.
You'll be fine.
It! [laughs]
You're new here.
Why are you here?
Because I was
protecting my sister...
What's your name?
My parents were hurting Hannah.
Why were they hurting Hannah?
Because they could.
Hannah, you have a visitor.
Did you see all of this coming?
Do the police think that
Elena killed my parents?
The investigation is
still ongoing,
they don't have enough evidence.
But they'll never
know the truth.
It will remain a mystery.
[indistinct whispering]
my guardian...