It always starts the same way.
June 16, 2012 5:47 PM Subscribe
"You are in a spooky cave. Lying on the floor you can see a skull covered with cobwebs and there are rats scurrying through the shadows bent on who knows what acts of unhygiene. You shudder and clutch your terrapin to you for comfort. You review the poor life choices that led you to this unwholesome spot. On a walking holiday in the hinterlands, you foolishly walked off the designated walking path and struck out on your own. In a deep scary forest you saw the cave entrance and in a moment of rash curiosity ventured in. Little did you suspect what was about to befall... Now in your dismal predicament you deplore the neglect and slovenliness around you and prepare to leave. But just then there comes the faint sound of singing drifting out of the depths of the cavern. It seems... somehow familiar... Curiously, you venture in that direction, descending deeper and deeper into the bowels of the earth as sinister stalactites drip around you and evil bats wheel overhead and shriek like your ex-wife when you had suggested playing certain harmless dressing-up games with her. At the end of the tunnel you come to a rotting oak door with rusty iron hinges. The handle is in the shape of a skull! From behind it you hear a vaulting tenor voice singing forlornly...The Roy Orbison in Clingfilm Adventure Game, by Ulrich Haarbürste
Read the first Roy Orbison in Clingfilm story
Also, here's two recent interviews with Ulrich Haarbürste, by Brian Warfield at his website, and by A. Wolfe at Vice.
The conceit has been extended to YouTube, unsurprisingly. Here's an advanced and enlightening xtranormal animation of a Roy Orbison in Clingfilm story. And a musical adaptation of the first Roy Orbison in Clingfilm story.
Previously, Ulli's Novel of Roy in Clingfilm and, almost a decade ago, Roy Orbison in Clingfilm.
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