They turned the phone off and watched the creepy movie together.
In the dark.
The house creaked in the night as they watched the creepy movie, alone, in the dark.
The wind rattled the naked trees in the yard, and an owl hooted to its mate as they watched the creepy movie, alone, in the dark.
The creepy movie became creepier by the frame as they watched it, alone, in the dark, and when the credits rolled, they were too creeped-out to go to bed, so they fired up another creepy movie and watched that, alone, in the dark.
And so they sat all through the night until they were totally creeped-out, alone and in the light of the new day.
The story of America.