By Jonathan Carroll
While a film-maker commits suicide, his legacy to his previous buddy is to unravel the riddle of his loss of life and to accomplish his ultimate, wrong horror motion picture. This mystery transcends truth into the realm of fable the place the residing and the lifeless intermingle.
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Pinsleepe didn't steal it. I believe that because when I told her about its disappearance, she got hysterical. Said that's why Matthew and the others died: The scene, once it was shot and came to life, was as fast and virulent as nerve gas. "It was okay when it was only on paper, but once it was filmed, something bad in it was born and started spreading the bad all over. The only way to stop it was destroy the scene or, I later thought, the person who created it. So I very gallantly and guiltily killed myself.
I noticed Pauline Kael didn't say anything about the last film, did she? You know who did? Fangoria magazine. Their review ran next to a full-color photo of someone in a pig mask covered with blood, carrying a chain saw. You know what they called my son's greatest creation, the being he wanted to instruct the people with? " His wife corrected him. "Excuse me. " Sasha sat at her kitchen table while I made lunch. She'd changed into a bathrobe and bedroom slippers. " I began peeling an apple. "Yes, I think to a degree.
But not this. Not a macabre joke at his own dead expense in the last minutes many of us would ever have for him. What else did his suicide note say? At a certain point, I loaded my boat with all the important possessions I thought I wanted to take with me on the final trip to the old days of my life, across an ocean thirty or forty years long. All the things that were important -- people, objects, ideas. ), I've had to toss one after another of these things overboard until now, when my ship is so light that, amazingly, it has begun to float above the waters, which means there is even less control, even less possibility of reaching my previously set destination.
A Child Across the Sky by Jonathan Carroll