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.

By Daedalus Howell

I explore the creative life as a storyteller, artist, and entrepreneur. I’m the writer-director of Pill Head and the forthcoming feature film Wolf Story. I’m also the author, most recently, of the novel Quantum Deadline, and am active in media (Bohemian, Pacific Sun). Learn how I went from small-town newspaperman to a feature film director here.

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