Chapter 8

The true villain of Season 6,  sociopathic reality TV producer Sydney James sits in the production trailer outside,  watching Matt and Dominic’s fistfight crowing about his ratings .

 However , he misses Rory’s death even though it’s right on the screen in front of him and thinks his camera man is joking especially as Rory’s body has disappeared  …….
 Hearing a scream from outside; Syd finds his female production assitant gushing  blood from a slashed throat but makes sure to get the camera guy to come out to get it on camera.

Because , this is obviously TV gold in Sydney s head – charmer that he is. 

Sudden movement shows he’s not alone.It’s the Butcher! Or rather, Crazy Agnes, who played the Butcher and got a little too deep into her method acting.

She slashes Sydney (not nearly hard enough imo) while the camera man keeps on filming before turning to slash him too

Back in the house Audrey Tindall can’t find Rory. The cast form a search party. Thinking he’s hiding …. even though creepy calm Matt has just announced that the murder scrabble has been finished with the letter R. 

Lee does not trust the cameras installed by Syd’s crew and is filming every single second on the phone given to her by the production. Her battery life is impressive

 Finding a mass of blood, Dominic announces this is no corn syrup special effects… However,  Audrey thinks Rory has departed in a less figurative way and delivers a genuinely affecting confessional about the age difference between them being like climbing Everest. 

“I guess he just ran out of oxygen,” she says sadly.

Meanwhile, Agnes is losing whats left of  her mind in the Butcher’s underground lair, in front of a camera, slipping in and out of that Butcher accent: 
“It was my destiny. They chose me. I was the fan favorite. All my life people have underestimated me. They only booked me for three episodes, but I got five, because the fans wanted me.”

“Something just don’t feel right about this,” Monet says, swigging liquor and staring at the word “MURDER” painted in blood on the wall. 

Dominic attempts to sell Shelby on having a real relationship with him, though she is not having it.

 “Sure, I care about Shelby, but Sydney paid me to come back for one reason, and one reason only: ratings.”

 Sydney has given Dominic a body cam and is paying him to effectively ruin these people’s lives . 

Later, Shelby’s trying to have a nice quiet breakdown when Agnes in full-on Butcher mode comes up behind her and manages to strike a nasty blow on Shelby’s back.

 Shelby, knowing she’s about to die, whips out her phone so the world will know who killed her.
Dominic is not a very good villain, because he totally saves Shelby by tackling Agnes just before she strikes her death blow, though she mysteriously disappears in the ensuing chaos.

 Luckily for Shelby, Audrey had some nurse training (at Her Majesty’s Theatre)  and knows how to wrap her up, at least.

Lee, Monet and Audrey make the decision to leave the house through a secret passage to find Sydney and try and force him to call an ambulance, leaving Dominic and Matt to care for Shelby.

 Lee brought a gun, because she’s no dummy (though she doesn’t take into account the fact that ghosts are impervious to bullets).

 The ghost of Edward appears in the passage and freaks the heck out of everyone. Lee tries to shoot it and fails, because it’s a ghost, but all three do emerge from the passage into the late afternoon sun.

Matt tells Shelby he hasn’t felt human since they moved in the house; their marriage ended the day they set foot on the property.

The ladies finally find Syd and the other two bodies, who are definitely dead, just as darkness falls and the Blood Moon rises. But there’s no phone anywhere on the bodies or in the car or the trailer. Agnes runs hollering out of the woods, and Lee shoots her in the chest.
So that’s one threat taken care of. But soon a troupe of torch-bearers come down the road so they flee into the woods…. 

and Rory is strung up in a tree with his entrails hung out and everything goes to heck as the three are taken by men with cattle prods.

Lee’s bullet to the chest did not kill Agnes, who made her way back to her underground lair and removed the bullet. Agnes is indestructible it seems.

“Only ashes will remain at the end of this night,” she rants.

Matt wakes next to Shelby, disturbed by something, seemingly in the state of a sleepwalker. Almost dazed.

Dominic follows him and sees Matt taken by Lady Gaga’s Witch. He decides in all his machievelian glory to show Shelby who runs to protect Matt from the fornication ..

 But see, he wants to be taken: 

“I’m in love with her!” he confesses 

 Shelby bashes Matt’s brains out with a crowbar .

 Bag Lady Gaga flees hissing and spitting

The men with cattle prods are pot growers, led by a snaggle toothed matriarch. Yes, it’s the Polks .
They strap Lee to a chair, rub her leg down with oil and spices, and then stab it with a carving fork.

Shelby is trying to cope with the fact that she just murdered the love of her life, and Dominic is not doing a great job of calming her down. He tells her to turn herself in, which she can’t fathom, even though the murder was caught from just about every camera angle.
The polks are snortinging coke and torturing the captured Audrey and Monet, feeding them parts of Lee’s leg whilst back at the house Agnes has appeared …

Agnes is about to burn down the house, joined by the colony spirits bearing torches — and the real Butcher.

 “I’m sorry, I just wanted to be on TV,” Agnes pleads before taking a cleaver right down the skull.
“Oh Shit” 

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