From Beyond the Grave [Tales From Beyond the Grave]

London: Amicus Productions, 1974. Draft script for the 1974 British horror anthology film. Copy belonging to actor Ian Carmichael, with his holograph ink and pencil annotations throughout. Laid in with the screenplay is a signed photograph of Carmichael and a manuscript note signed by the actor, dated 18/8/73, giving the script to a Mrs. Mugford for her "celebrity sale."

Based on short stories written by noted British horror author R. Chetwynd-Hayes. Four customers purchase or steal items from an antiques emporium, unaware that those who have displeased the proprietor face an unpleasant fate. The last in a long series of low-budget horror anthology (or "portmanteau") films produced by Amicus, preceded by "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors" (1965), "Torture Garden" (1967), "The House That Dripped Blood" (1970), "Asylum" (1972), "Tales from the Crypt" (1972), and "The Vault of Horror" (1973).

Maroon untitled wrappers with a die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, undated, with credits for screenwriters Robin Clarke and Raymond Christodoulou and story credits to R. Chetwynd-Hayes. 101 leaves, with last page of text numbered 86. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10.4.73 and 18.5.73. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with two silver brads.


[Book #151777]

Price: $2,850.00