Redrum!

Finally, someone found a justification for film school. What seems to be an attempt at Valentine?s Day marketing in Petaluma, CA, reads surprisingly like an entreaty to homicide. ?Redrum? occupies a special place in our culture thanks to Stanley Kubrick?s take on ?The Shining? and the crooked index finger of a child actor Danny Lloyd. Had the sign letterer known the provenance of the term, vis-?-vis ?History of American Cinema 101,? I bet they would have found ?Come play with us forever? more apt for eternal love.


Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and the writer-director of the recently released feature film "Pill Head." He is the editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun.

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