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This one comes from Tales from the Crypt #46.

Gunner Grunwald uses the allotments that are supposed to be for the blind people for his own personal luxuries. He believes that the blind people don't need anything if they can't see it. Gunner also turns out to be quite a sadistic bully, often tormenting the blind tenants of the home. He would remove the bannisters from the stairs so that they would fall, or he would add stuff in the halls for the blind people to bump into. He also has a vicious dog as a companion named Brutus who he uses to defend himself but in reality just likes to sic him on whoever is unfortunate enough to get in his way.

One day, the blind people decide they have had enough, and lure Brutus away with some meat. Then they gang up on Gunner and imprison him into a small cubicle in the cellar. The blind tenants get to work on building some sort of contraption.

Date: 2017-10-12 05:14 pm (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
Again, I think that last line of narration worked *much* better in the original context of Ray Bradbury's "October Game"...

Date: 2017-10-12 07:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mister_terrific
Except in THAT story some idiot turned ON the lights....

Never forgot that one....

Date: 2017-10-12 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] full_metal_ox
Part of the beauty of the whole scenario is that the period's ableist prejudices will be working in the residents' favor: who'd suspect a bunch of poor helpless blind people of the murder, especially if they dismantle their haunted attraction before law enforcement shows up? Gunner kept this vicious dog, and it turned on him.

Or perhaps "Gunner" will continue to accept government funds and charitable donations via phone (courtesy of a gifted impressionist) and via the residents he employs as staff, and the blind people (who have demonstrated the resource, orneriness, and vocational skills necessary to construct the deathtrap) will thus run the place to their own liking.

Date: 2017-10-12 09:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
I remember this was rather brilliantly adapted for the 1972 Tales from the Crypt movie.


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