Down the stairs we go,
down to the dark basement.
What happened here 5 years ago?
A freak storm is what happened.
The innocent family disappeared
and were never heard from again.
Now we are locked in the End House basement.
Water reaching our knees.
We’ve already made it through
swinging traps and circular saws.
Three closed doors stand before us.
We’ve lived through the horrors
behind the first two doors.
Door number 3 is still waiting.
We walk in.
Wild animals pace back and forth
in metal cages on the walls.
Mike walks in first,
his eyes roaming the room.
He turns around.
The animals are free.
They are moving closer.
His heart beats faster.
He can feel the animals
breathing down his neck.
He hears David calling out that
he’s found another door.
We are running down the stairs to the beach.
Flying creatures swipe at us.
We stare down at the sharp rocks…
THE DEAD GAME has begun.
THE DEAD GAME