And MORE on the Devil
Ol’ hornhead is in the news a lot this week. First somebody revealed that Celine Dion is one of his secret acolytes. (Not so secret anymore, is she, hornhead!) Now I can report that his royal horniness has settled his lawsuit against Netflix and their show THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA after they used his likeness without his permission. (Actually it was his statue they cribbed without approval, but there’s no reason to nitpick.) Netflix had to pay the Unholy One a $hit-ton of filthy lucre for its little legal faux pas. Satan scores!
Okay, I’ll get serious for a moment. If I *have* to.
I don’t know, man. I was a little disappointed to see the Satanic Temple, which is ironically fighting the good fight these days by taking a stand for separation of Church and State, engaged in such legal wrangling. It seems, or seemed, that they ought to be above such pettiness. The lawsuit made them look *common.* Just like everybody else. Petty and greedy. But giving it some thought, if I’d created the statue and then somebody used it without my permission, and in a way other than I would have wanted, I might feel the same way. I’d probably have sued them, too. I would hope that they’d use all that cash they scored to continue to fight for the freedom of the individual. But it’s really none of my business.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!