American Nightmare: Essays on the Horror Film by Andrew Britton, Robin Wood, Richard Lippe

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Money was in evidence wherever he looked; in the carpeting and drapes, the period furniture, the accessories. Greg pulled in a tight, exultant breath and tried to keep from grinning like an eager kid; this was it all right. Dropping onto the sofa, he stretched luxuriously, leaned back and crossed his legs, glancing at the name on a magazine lying on the end table beside him. In the kitchen, he could hear the woman saying, 'He's in Room Fourteen; Mrs. ' A sudden clicking sound made Carrie gasp. Greg turned his head and saw, through the back drapes, a collie scratching at the sliding glass door; beyond, he noted, with renewed pleasure, the glint of swimming pool water.

He gritted his teeth. He couldn't leave the wallet there. It might get sucked into the whirring fan and be destroyed and destroy him as well. Two minutes was time enough. He fumbled at the waist and chest straps, pulled them open and picked up the wallet. As he started to re-buckle the straps, he squinted once more at the clock. One and a half minutes. Or – Suddenly the sphere began to vibrate. Wade felt his muscles contract. The slack waist band snapped open and whipped against the bulkhead. A sudden pain filled his chest and stomach.

Mary asked me to say hello to Buck Rogers. ' 'Just be back in an hour,' growled Randall. He reached in and shook hands with Wade. ' 'All strapped,' Wade answered. 'Good. We'll bounce you out of here in, uh -' Randall looked up at the large red-dialled clock on the firebrick wall. 'In eight minutes. ' 'Check,' Wade said. ' 'Will do. ' Wade watched his friend walk back across the floor to the control room. Then, taking a deep breath, he pulled the thick circular door shut and turned the wheel locking it.

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