The Reaping (2007)
Katherine Winter: In 1400 B.C., a group of nervous Egyptians saw the Nile turn red. But what they thought was blood was actually an algae bloom which killed the fish, which prior to that had been living off the eggs of frogs. Those uneaten eggs turned into record numbers of baby frogs who subsequently fled to the land and died. Their little rotting frog bodies attracted lice and flies. The lice carried the bluetongue virus, which killed 70% of Egypt's livestock. The flies carried glanders, a bacterial infection which in humans causes boils. Soon afterwards, the Nile River Valley was hit with a three-day sandstorm otherwise known as the plague of darkness. During the sandstorm, intense heat can combine with an approaching cold front to create not only hail, but also electrical storms which would have looked to the ancient Egyptians like fire from the sky. The subsequent wind would have blown the Ethiopian locust population off course and right into downtown Cairo. Hail is wet, locusts leave droppings, spread both on grain, and you have got mycotoxins. Dinnertime in ancient Egypt meant the first-born child got the biggest portion, which in this case, meant he ate the most toxins, so he died. Ten plagues. Ten scientific explanations.
Maddie McConnell: Are you here for my girl? Are you gonna kill my baby girl?
Katherine Winter: What? No!
Maddie McConnell: Why not?
Katherine Winter: I'm just trying to help her.
Maddie McConnell: She doesn't need help. Can't you see that?
Doug Blackwell: Only a servant of God could kill His angel. You remember? What your God did to you in Sudan. What about your daughter, huh? Now that...
Doug Blackwell: that is your God.
[gives Katherine the knife]
Doug Blackwell: Katherine.
Katherine Winter: [she doesn't take the knife] That wasn't God. God didn't kill my family. A weak, godless man filled with fear and hatred... a man like you. There's still that last plague, Doug. Death of the firstborn. You come from a long line of only children.
[on killing Loren]
[Katherine throws the knife onto the ground]
Katherine Winter: You do it.
[Doug picks up the knife but doesn't use it]
Katherine Winter: You can't do it, can you? Because you already tried and she survived.
Doug Blackwell: No, that's not true.
Katherine Winter: [beginning to get upset] You deceived me so I would murder her. This... this innocent child.
[helps Loren to her feet and into her arms]
Doug Blackwell: She's not innocent, Katherine.
Doug Blackwell: Look what she's done already. You see it with your own eyes.
Katherine Winter: You killed Ben... so I would blame her.
[has a vision of Doug stabbing Ben]
Katherine Winter: [to Loren] Come on.
Loren McConnell: [gasping and shaking] I'm so lucky.
Katherine Winter: Why?
Loren McConnell: Because, silly.
[scene cuts to Katherine and her daughter, then back again]
Loren McConnell: God gave me to you.
Doug Blackwell: [about dead fish] When did this start?
Sheriff Cade: This morning. Bubbled up like farts in a bathtub.
Ben: [clears his throat] Weren't you getting me a beer?
Katherine Winter: I guess you didn't pray hard enough.
Katherine Winter: How do I know? How do I know what's real?
Loren McConnell: [reaches a shaking hand up to Katherine's face] Faith.
Loren McConnell: What about the boy?
Katherine Winter: What boy?
Loren McConnell: The baby. The one inside you. I can hear him. We've got to take care of him too.