- Dec 23, 2011
The Phantom Carriage was on last night, I watched it this morning, I thought the guy was dead, since the carriage had come for him, & its driver was telling him that he, having been the last to die on New Years' Eve, would be the driver for the current year, but--
at the end, it seemed more like the Ghost of Xmas yet to come & his visit to Scrooge! When the driver took the guy to the apartment where his estranged wife lived, they saw that she was preparing for murder/suicide; to poison their 2 daughters, then take her own life. The man who had lived a life of drunkenness and debauchery quickly fell to his knees & begged the driver to stop his wife. But the response was that he had no power over the living. The poor guy freaked-out! He went bonkers trying to convince the driver (of Death's carriage) to help him, crying out to God, that he himself be condemned to damnation, but that his family (whom he had not even thought about for a year) should be spared. All this time, the man and the driver, being spirits, were semi-transparent. Then, the driver said he now knew the guy had truly repented, and the scene changed to the place where the guy had apparently died. He then revived, hurried to the apartment, etc. Up to that point, the film was rather creepy, but then it became tame; though I did find it rather enjoyable.