Not An Exit

Not An Exit

In a haunted house, a serial killer is reunited with his victims 26 years later. With their bodies burned to ash, all that remained were their mummified heads. The victims want revenge!

In the Hasting Haunted House, a new room is built around twelve life-like heads discovered hidden in storage. The management is ready for the many guests to experience their world-famous attraction. One guest is not like all the rest. He hides a dark past of a serial killer and 26 years after his murders. Randy is still a free man. Unknown to him, when he enters the haunted house, his experience will be like no others. His sister and her two daughters are having a screaming good time as he gets more and more on edge.

At one point, they all enter a large room where the heads are mounted on a long table. There are these two actors who play a mad scientist and doctor discussing the heads and making jokes. But to Randy, he sees something totally different. Separated from his sister and her girls, his feet are stuck to the floor as the actors disappear. The heads come alive but only to him. He is engulfed in a nightmare of his own making. The heads feel him, and all turn with their eyes shut. One woman’s head on the corner with glowing red hair calls to him as her eyes flash open. She speaks to him. Telling him that it is good to see him again and welcomes Randy to the party.

She lifts off the table with a ghost-like body and floats around, revealing a large knife in her back, the tool used in her murder stuck there by Randy. Terror grips him, it is not a party of his liking, and he scrambles out of the room only to be returned to face the heads. Now aware, the heads are the head of his victims. He tries to find the way out several more times. Leaving the room only made matters worse. Images of the memories of how he killed each victim torment him. Then as matters were not bad enough, he experiences the wounds and pains of each himself. One last frantic attempt to find a way out, he locates a door outside the room in a foggy hallway.

He pulls and pushes at the door, but it will not move. He claws like a wild animal. He is followed by the knife-wielding ghoul with the red hair and sees the knife flash out. He feels the warm blood on his neck, but then he grabs his chest in the grip of a painful death. Was it all in his mind, his last thought, as he slips into blackness? But only the janitor knows for sure, walking away down a smoke-filled hallway carrying a freshly severed head. The janitor disappears into the thick mist, and he laughs—a long sinister laugh, totally capable of talking. Back at the crumpled body at the foot of the door, it is clear it has no head. A large pool of blood grows on the floor as the sign on the door above is revealed, NOT AN EXIT.

Written by Sid Kramer (USA)

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