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The Un-Door

It occurs to me now that M.R. James also wrote a story called The Haunted Doll’s House, though that was not in my mind when I wrote this. Like Offerings, it has something to do with the intensity of the
make-believe world of children.

The small spark that set off this story was probably a half-remembered scene in Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte, a Gothic horror film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Bette Davis. There is a fantasy sequence in that film in which there are faceless people dancing in a ballroom. I remember finding that very disturbing when I saw it.

The Un-Door

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