Shorts Block 3 and From Beyond
The Greater Evil
Lilith Delaney sits in a bleak interrogation room, recounting the tale of her short-lived run as Communications Director for Victor Balch, a rising Republican candidate for the Presidency once written off as a caricature for his brash, confrontational style. Despite his glaring flaws, Balch is rising rapidly in the polls, trouncing a more established opponent and gaining a fiercely loyal following. Though Lilith initially considers her role as just another job, she gradually finds herself subject to Balch's ineffable spell... until her gradual disillusionment allows her to catch a fleeting glimpse of his horrific true nature, and to understand his ultimate intent.
Beast in The Cave
An adaptation of one of H.P. Lovecrafts earliest stories which finds a man hopelessly lost while exploring the Mammoth Cave system. Darkness brings a unknown fear.
The main characters of the From Beyond are Crawford Tillinghast and his friend, who tells the story in the first person, what horrible changes prof. Tillinghast suffered. The prof. builds an eclectic machine, with the help of which he makes our feeble or primitive senses work, enabling us to look into the deepness of Creation, ignoring time, space and dimensions. He madly builds his machinery, isolating himself from the world outside, keeping in touch with no-one, even his servants leave him. His friend feels he must help him.
"We see things only as we are constructed to see them, and can gain no idea of their absolute nature. With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings with a wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds of matter, energy, and life which lie close at hand yet can never be detected with the senses we have." – Crawford Tillinghast