The Lottery

Shirley Jackson liked to tell people she was a secret witch. She wasn’t. What she was, among other things, was one of the last centuries best and most misunderstood writers. She was an Edgar Allan Poe for post war America, examining post war society’s neuroses in a gothic cloak.

Twenty-one years after it was first published, her most famous story, “The Lottery”, was turned into this equally unsettling short film by Larry Yust.