London: Hammer Films, 1971. Revised Draft script for the 1972 British horror film, here under the working title "Blood Will Have Blood." With holograph annotations throughout that include additions to description and changes in dialogue.
A classic from the Hammer canon, and the last film Hammer made in conjunction with Anglo-EMI, about a widowed aristocrat who keeps his two teenage children captive, fearing that they may have inherited a curse from their mother who recently killed herself. Complete with blood letting, incest, demonic possession, and a series of mysterious murders in the nearby woods.
Shot on location in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and East Sussex, England.
Red untitled wrappers with a die cut title window. Title page present, noted as Copy No. 47 in black holograph ink, dated "Revised 12th July 1971," with a credit for screenwriter Christopher Wicking. 101 leaves, with last page of text numbered 99. Mechanical duplication, rectos only, with pink revision pages throughout (some with a type font different from the standard Roneograph style), dated variously between 21.7.71 and 23.8.71. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.