film director Tim Fattig has been arrested in Tombstone
(of course!), Arizona after police found the rotting
corpse of his mother, which he had kept in the house
for a year, undiscovered.
year old Fattig had been telling people that his 68
year old mother Jill was in hospital, but the truth
was discovered when authorities carried out a welfare
apparently told the police that his mother had died
of natural causes and that he had been so overcome
with grief that he failed to report her death, instead
keeping the corpse at home, Norman Bates style.
current under arrest for negligent homicide, but if
an autopsy reveals that her death was indeed a natural
one, the charges will be reduced to failure to report
a death, which is a misdemeanor - presumably meaning
that Fattig would soon be free to shoot the inevitable
low budget film based on his story.
Scream Productions - Fattig's company - seems to not
have a website, but his Myspace page (another example
of his devotion to the dead!) tells us that he is
the maker of Bring Down the Dead
and The Collector (presumably not
the film of the same title that played cinemas
a year or two ago!). Has anyone out there seen his
films? Do they suggest an Ed Gein in the making? Let
to Shawn Lewis of Rotten
Cotton for bringing this charming little news
story to our attention.