On the final night, Kathy returns home to find George with an axe, apparently insane or possessed. She hides the children in the bathroom and confronts George, briefly taking on the appearance of an elderly woman. After calming George, the family begins to leave, but the stairs are slippery and difficult to descend because the walls have started to bleed. Once they get out of the house, they realize they forgot their dog, Harry. George runs back into the house to get him, and falls into a pit of black slime in the basement. Harry helps pull him out and they escape along with the rest of the family, never returning.