By Ray Bradbury
May 2013 publication - retail epub
Halloween evening, 1954. a tender, film-obsessed scriptwriter has simply been employed at one of many nice studios. An nameless research leads from the large Maximus motion pictures backlot to an eerie graveyard separated from the studio by way of a unmarried wall. There he makes a terrifying discovery that thrusts him right into a maelstrom of intrigue and mystery--and into the dizzy pleasure of the motion picture on the top of its glittering strength.
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