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  • Vincent Malloy is seven years old

  • He’s always polite and does what he’s told

  • For a boy his age, he’s considerate and nice

  • But he wants to be just like Vincent Price

  • [cat purrs]

  • [cat screams]

  • He doesn’t mind living with his sister, dog and cats

  • Though he’d rather share a home with spiders and bats

  • There he could reflect on the horrors he’s invented

  • And wander dark hallways, alone and tormented

  • Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him

  • But imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum

  • He likes to experiment on his dog Abercrombie

  • In the hopes of creating a horrible zombie

  • So he and his horrible zombie dog

  • Could go searching for victims in the London fog

  • His thoughts, though, aren’t only of ghoulish crime

  • He likes to paint and read to pass some of the time

  • While other kids read books like Go, Jane, Go!

  • Vincent’s favourite author is Edgar Allen Poe

  • One night, while reading a gruesome tale

  • He read a passage that made him turn pale

  • Such horrible news he could not survive

  • For his beautiful wife had been buried alive!

  • He dug out her grave to make sure she was dead

  • Unaware that her grave was his mother’s flower bed

  • His mother sent Vincent off to his room

  • He knew he’d been banished to the tower of doom

  • Where he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life

  • Alone with the portrait of his beautiful wife

  • While alone and insane encased in his tomb

  • Vincent’s mother burst suddenly into the room

  • She said: “If you want to, you can go out and play

  • It’s sunny outside, and a beautiful day

  • Vincent tried to talk, but he just couldn’t speak

  • The years of isolation had made him quite weak

  • So he took out some paper and scrawled with a pen:

  • “I am possessed by this house, and can never leave it again

  • His mother said: “Youre not possessed, and youre not almost dead

  • These games that you play are all in your head

  • Youre not Vincent Price, youre Vincent Malloy

  • Youre not tormented or insane, youre just a young boy

  • Youre seven years old and you are my son

  • I want you to get outside and have some real fun.”

  • Her anger now spent, she walked out through the hall

  • And while Vincent backed slowly against the wall

  • The room started to sway, to shiver and creak

  • His horrid insanity had reached its peak

  • He saw Abercrombie, his zombie slave

  • And heard his wife call from beyond the grave

  • She spoke from her coffin and made ghoulish demands

  • While, through cracking walls, reached skeleton hands

  • Every horror in his life that had crept through his dreams

  • Swept his mad laughter to terrified screams!

  • To escape the madness, he reached for the door

  • But fell limp and lifeless down on the floor

  • His voice was soft and very slow

  • As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe:

  • And my soul from out that shadow. That lies floating on the floor

  • Shall be lifted?

  • Nevermore…”

Vincent Malloy is seven years old

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