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The Dead Hand Loves You – Jack Dace is very angry over a contract he signed when he was twenty-two and in college in the 1960s. Short on cash, into drugs, and behind three months on rent money, Jack signed a contract with three roommates in lieu of rent money. The contract stipulates that a quarter of proceeds from the novel he was then working on would go to each of them. The novel, “The Dead Hand Loves You”, became a timeless international horror classic, twice made into films and still selling phenomenally. The other roommates (Jaffrey and Rod), led by Irena, have all lawyered up to see that the contract remains in effect. Jack knows he would have never signed the contract if he wasn’t desperate and hungover.

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