Binghamton, NY: Whispers Press, Circa 1982. Revised original manuscript for the 1982 novel "Psycho II" by Robert Bloch. INSCRIBED on the title page by Bloch: "Final revision, with minor corrections, after editorial suggestions of a minor nature / Robert Bloch."
Sequel to his 1959 novel "Psycho," the source work for Alfred Hitchcock's legendary 1960 film, Bloch's novel is a sharp critique of Hollywood splatter films, killing off Norman Bates early and instead centering on the filmmakers who are creating a movie based on Bates' life. Unsurprisingly, the novel was strongly disliked by Universal Studios, who suggested that Bloch abandon the book. The studio ultimately chose to instead commission an entirely new story for the screenplay.
334 pages. Carbon typescript, with typescript revision pages, and holograph revisions throughout. Loose leaves, Near Fine or better. Housed in a manilla envelope with "MS. FOR: PSYCHO II CARBON" in holograph pencil and felt ink.