Here follow several tangy morsels from Samson in the Wax Museum, a Santos masked Mexican classic to [rival] in cultural import the complete works of one George ("No, I don't live in Victoria") Eliot. [The last four quotes are attributable to one Dr. Karoll, an evil concentration camp survivor whose torture in Dachau drove him insane and cinched his ambition to become the next big mass murderer. Hey, a fella could drown in all that Masterpiece-Theater-ready plotting.]
"I know it's absurd, Samson, but I want your aid against an enemy that's invisible, anonymous!"
"Your smile is beautiful! I shall transform it into a constant, hideous grimace!"
"I have a wrassling match now; I'll call you later!"
"I think I explained it quite well; I'm going to turn you into a panther girl!"
"I detest loveliness, and I'm about to make yours disappear, Susan!"
"I think you should learn how to suffer, my dear! You know nothing about it! You never experienced those long sessions of interrogation in the concentration camp that the Nazis called Dachau! You don't know how far sadistic men can go when they're torturing humans! They invent all sorts of sadistic devices! Oh, yes, I went through it all! I was partially destroyed, and I learned what war can do! Such ruthlessness! A complete study in inhumanity! You're quite young, and you just hear others talk about it, but you didn't go through it and you don't know what it felt like! And I suffered such horrible things! One night, I thought my veins had totally disintegrated! The only peace I know is watching other people suffer and writhe in agony! That's the only reason you three are still living! Oh, how I enjoy it when I torment others, and see their terror and hear their desperation!"
"I want fear penetrating your souls to the last minute! All other humans should go through this! All humans are monsters, you know! I found that to be true the nights I was tortured! Since it is true, why not show what your soul and your conscience really are using your face! Well now, I intend to create a world in which all humans are deformed! I'll go on, and sooner or later I'll turn humanity into a planet of monsters! Like plagues and war and hunger and mass killing!"