Surgikill

Los Angeles: Media Arts Productions, circa 1980s. Draft script for the 1989 film. Director Andy Milligan's copy, with his annotations in holograph pencil and ink annotations throughout. Notations have to do with major dialogue and action changes, with stapled leaves and partial leaves from previous drafts laid in. Included is a vintage promotional film flyer and production photo with Andy Milligan behind the camera, with Douglas M. Earnes (Dr. Albert Schweitzer), Bouvier (Dr.Grace Goode), Peter Linari (Mr. Gross) with a seated Michael Lunsford (Dr. Harvey Harvey), along with crew members, in front of camera.

A masked killer is murdering doctors, nurses, and patients at a poorly run Los Angeles hospital. Milligan's final film.

Filmmaker, dressmaker, S&M enthusiast and Off Off Broadway performer/producer, Milligan is solidified in underground cinema history for having churned out quick, shoestring budget horror and sexploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s. His efforts included using locals as actors, shooting with a hand held news camera, and working as a one man crew (including, notably, his gift for creating and sewing costumes).

Distributor William Mishkin was attracted to Milligan's work and hired him, giving Milligan entrance to the 42nd Street grindhouse circuit in New York City. In 1989 the director was diagnosed with AIDS and worked to keep his illness a secret while continuing to write plays and screenplays. Unable to find financial backing for his theatre and production company, Troupe West in LA, he withdrew from the public light and quietly passed in 1991 at the age of 62.

Set in and shot on location in Los Angeles.

Green untitled wrappers. 118 leaves, with last page of text numbered 104. Photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound with three gold brads.


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