The Venus Flytrap Dionaea House
Here's a good link for Halloween
. It's the final email correspondence of Mark Condry, as posted by his friend Eric. It takes about 15 or 20 minutes to read through in its entirety, but it's a good story if you've got the time. And no, it isn't real, though it tries its best to seem real (but if you believe in the supernatural, maybe it could be real). It was written (or posted to the web, if you believe the site) by Eric Heisserer
, a Hollywood screenwriter. I won't ruin the story by giving it all away. I'll just say that it describes a house that lures people to their doom by leaving them strange clues that eventually lead to the mysterious room on the second floor.
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Unless, of course, the whole thing is an elaborate setup made by the house to lure more people in . . .
Reminds me of reading Silence of the Lambs when it first came out, and knowing it would make a fantastic movie......
Other than that, it was an entertaining story. Haunted house stories never fail to be amusing.
"TH DOR S OPN"
People can get big bucks from product placement in movies & books...maybe he's just testing the waters.
Absolutely brilliant idea. I was reading the website and it freaked the hell out of me, and the idea of it still does. Quite awesome.
Which makes me wonder, are the other news stories real?
And in this response "from: "Condry, Mark"
date: Saturday, September 18, 2004 7:59 AM
subject: re: update"
There is no mention of priceline, it just says he got on standby. There are no other times in the correspondence when he mentions that he "got on standby".
Is it just me or is it that anyone that wants to refute whether or not the story is legitimate are nitpicking at technical terms like capitalization and typos, which could be all attributed to human error? Does it really bother people so much to believe that there are others out there who might be curious and would like to see if it is real or not?
Also, what is wrong with just enjoying the story, for the sake that if it is just a story, for the fact that someone went through the effort of fabricating it and writing it all down so you could read it? I see no crime in that, do you?