Exorcist II: The Heretic [The Heretic]

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1976. Revised Draft script for the 1977 film, here under a working title, "The Heretic." Illegible name in holograph ink on one page.

Dr. Gene Tuskin (Fletcher) works with troubled children, perhaps none more troubled than Regan MacNeil (Blair), who suffers from bad dreams and repressed memories of demonic possession. Dr. Tuskin's hypnotism reveals that the demon, Pazuzu, still lurks within. Meanwhile, Father Philip (Burton) investigates the death of Father Merrin (Sydow), the priest who died during an exorcism on Regan. His investigation leads to Africa, where he locates another recipient of Merrin's exorcising, and learns something fascinating and terrible about locusts.

Sequel to William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" (1973), and set four years later. Second of five "Exorcist" films.

Set in Georgetown, Washington, DC, shot on location in Arizona and New York.

Red titled wrappers, noted as REVISED on the front wrapper, dated July 26, 1976. Title page present, dated July 26, 1976, with credits for screenwriters Goodhart and Pallenberg. 109 leaves, with last page of text numbered 11. Xerographically reproduced on pink stock, with blue and yellow revision pages throughout, datedvariously between 8/2/76 and 8/9/76, with six leaves at the rear noted as SHOOTING SCHEDULE, dated 8/4/76. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two gold brads.

Clover, Men, Women and Chainsaws.

[Book #143783]

Price: $850.00