Ashley: Don't worry, Daddy. I'll make you famous again.
Tracy: What the hell are you doing?
Ellison Oswalt: We have to leave here.
Tracy: What's the matter? What's happened?
Ellison Oswalt: You were right. I made a mistake, and we should have never come to this house. We have to leave now!
Tracy: You are freaking me out here!
Ellison Oswalt: Get the kids! Pack the car! We have to leave! GO!
Ellison Oswalt: Before the Stevensons moved here, they lived where the Miller family murders happened. Holy shit.
Ashley: I like that you made the movies longer, they are better this way.
Professor Jonas: Once I saw the photos that you sent, I knew exactly what cases that you were studying.
Ellison Oswalt: Wait, how would you know what cases I was looking at?
Professor Jonas: The symbol that you sent me isn't a pentagram. No, it's not something that you would see teenagers or a Norwegian black metal band paint on the
wall in goats blood to be edgy.
Ellison Oswalt: [chuckling] Right.
Professor Jonas: Or to piss of the Christians. No, this is a little bit more obscure that that.
Deputy: Okay, look, clearly something happened and you want to talk to somebody about it, right?
Ellison Oswalt: Yeah.
Deputy: Okay, well, does your wife know about it?
[Ellison shakes his head]
Deputy: Wait. Does she know whose house this is... was?
[Ellison shakes his head again]
Deputy: [laughs humorlessly] Oh, man! Oh, that is a conversation that I would not want to be around for.
Ellison Oswalt: No, me neither.
Ellison Oswalt: Do you know what time it is?
Deputy: Yeah, I know, I've been trying to call you all day.
Ellison Oswalt: What's the problem?
Deputy: The problem is that you moved.
Ellison Oswalt: How is that a problem?
Deputy: I was compiling all the case in
chronological order and I've figured out the connection. The dates. Each family who murdered lived in one of the houses where the previous murders took place.
Ellison Oswalt: Each family. All five of them?
Deputy: Yes! And when you look back you can actually draw a line from murder to murder. We knew that the Stephensons lived in the same house where
the Millers took place. But I found out that the Millers previously lived in the house where the DeLuzio lawn massacre occurred. Guess where the DeLuzios lived before then?
Ellison Oswalt: Sacramento, California
Ellison Oswalt: Exactly! the pattern goes back to the 1960 Oregon drownings. Mr Oswalt, if you've moved and this guy is still out there,
you've not only sped up his timeline. You've put yourself in it
Ellison Oswalt: [numbly] Thanks, Deputy
[he terminates the call]
Tracy: Just one box?
Ellison Oswalt: It's for my office. It's fragile.
Ellison Oswalt: So, you don't believe in any of that otherworldly stuff, right?
Deputy: [panicked] Are you kidding? I believe in all that stuff, I... I wouldn't sleep one night in this place, are you nuts? Four people were hung by their necks in the tree in your backyard and that little girl is probably god-knows wherever!
Ashley: Are you gonna write a really good book this time so we can go home?
Ellison Oswalt: I'm gonna write the best book that anyone's ever read.
Deputy: Mr Oswalt, listen! You know there's a page in your books where you always say nice things about all the people that helped you out?
Ellison Oswalt: The acknowledgments?
Deputy: Yeah... and in each one there's always, like a line that says, you know... "I couldn't have done this without the tireless efforts of Deputy So And So
from the local police department."?
Ellison Oswalt: Right?
Deputy: Well, you know, I could be like, you know, your Deputy So And So, you know, if you don't already have one.
Ellison Oswalt: Tracy, nobody died here! It's not like we're sleeping where somebody was killed or they had to wipe blood off the walls for the open house!
Tracy: So you're saying it didn't happen here?
Ellison Oswalt: No! Uh, it happened in the backyard...
Tracy: Oh! Oh, that is so fucked up! God, you think
that makes any difference?
Ellison Oswalt: It does!
Tracy: No, Ellison, it doesn't! You have done some crazy shit in the past, but this definitely takes the cake! My God. what on earth possessed you to move here?
Tracy: Sheriff's here.
Ellison Oswalt: Already?
Tracy: Play nice this time.
Ellison Oswalt: I'm always nice.
Tracy: I'm not kidding. I'm tired of driving five miles under the speed limit only to get ticketed anyway. Be nice.
Ellison Oswalt: We only gave you one rule. It was a really big deal to let you paint on your wall. What was that rule?
Ashley: Paint only goes in the bedroom.
Ellison Oswalt: So what makes you think you can paint out here?
Ashley: I wanted to paint her picture, but she didn't want me painting in there because
that used to be her brother's room.
[Ellison is shocked to see that Ashley has painted Stephanie on the wall]
Tracy: Who are you talking about, Ashley?
Tracy: Who's Stephanie?
Ashley: She used to live here. She's the one Daddy's writing his book about.
Tracy: Ashley, go to your room and shut the door!
Ellison Oswalt: [Ellison sees a large black dog outside in the backyard] I don't wanna hurt you. I just wanna get my bat. So if you come at me, I can bash your head in, okay?
Ellison Oswalt: That's okay, you keep it.
[the dog runs away and several children - rotten corpses but alive - are seen standing behind Ellison. He heads
Ashley: Maybe one day I'll paint something really good, then I'll be famous like you.
Ellison Oswalt: [Ellison finds the 'Extended Cut' super 8 reels and watches them] It's the missing kids!
Deputy: It's my home, Mr Oswalt... What happened here happened to all of us.
Deputy: [matter-of-factly] Snakes don't have feet.
[nods his head at Ellison, who in turn looks really confused]
Deputy: Scorpions do, but you wouldn't hear them like you would squirrels.
Tracy: Why was he pointing at the house? Ellison, we didn't move in a few houses down from a crime scene again. did we?
Ellison Oswalt: Tracy...
Tracy: No, just don't say anything. If we did, I don't wanna know about it.
Ellison Oswalt: We didn't.
Tracy: You promise?
Ellison Oswalt: I promise.