House of the Black Death [The Widderburn Horror]

Los Angeles: Medallion Pictures, circa 1965. Draft script for the 1965 film "House of the Black Death," seen here under the title "The Widderburn Horror." Based on the novel "The Widderburn Horror" by Lora Crozetti.

A bizarre Poverty Row second feature (the only script we've ever seen from Medallion Pictures) starring Lon Chaney, Jr. and John Carradine as two warlock brothers who have opposing powers of good and evil (and thus, don't really get along very well). Like many other members of its genre the film has werewolves, bellydancers, sultry witches, psychiatrists, familial curses, and human sacrifice and yet somehow manages to remain infamously un-exciting. With input from three directors, including the uncredited Jerry Warren, whose other work will clue cult fans into the feel of this film as well. Set in the wooded seaside village of Widderburn.

Red titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Richard Mahoney. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 132. Mimeograph. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with three gold brads.

Weldon 1983, 1996.

[Book #140926]

Price: $1,250.00