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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Lottery (Tale Blazers) - Shirley Jackson



Description: Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is a memorable and terrifying masterpiece, fueled by a tension that creeps up on you slowly without any clear indication of why. This is just a townful of people, after all, choosing their numbers for the annual lottery. What's there to be scared of?

Read the short story a few years ago; wonder how they could make a thirty page chiller into a full film

A riff on the pagan summer solstice