After the final performance of its run, the Actor who played the vampire in the play, still dressed in his tuxedo, slowly walks around the theatre that has gone "dark," long after everyone has left. It is night, which permits a new world to appear, that of the spirit and the unseen. The unseen things that come from their hiding places, to frolic in the massive expanse of the auditorium when it is dark and they are alone. He knows that some unseen object is beckoning him. The Actor then enters the costume, scenery and make-up rooms, searching for this object. Ten rooms, each with a different setting of costumes, wigs and scenery. As he opens one door, the Actor sees a motionless female mannequin, who had been used as a vampire in the play. He examines it closely, runs his hand over the mannequin's cheek, and then he walks away. Only then does the mannequin come to life, and smile at him -- her hand moves, beckoning him to return. Scared, he leaves the room and slams the door. Will he ...
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And yet another example that Ed Wood recycled his writings. In this film "Final Curtain" (1957), starting at 6 minutes, 3 seconds, the Narrator says: "I had heard that after the witching hour had struck, these unseen spirits would return to die and re-die, live and re-live their experiences that they had witnessed during the time of their mortal existence." And in his book "Orgy of the Dead" (1966, Greenleaf Classics), Ed wrote (page 17): "It has been said that after the witching hour has struck, these unseen spirits would return to die and re-die, live and re-live the experiences which they had gained during the time of their mortal existence." See more
The theatre is supposed to be totally deserted, except for the Actor. But at 1 minute, 48 seconds, in the reflection of the glass on a machine, you can clearly see a crewman walking along. See more
I cannot tell where space ends, and the auditorium walls begin. But, do I really want to know? Something deep from within my very being draws me from this stage... I must see the floors above, to enter into the costume rooms, the scenery rooms, the make-up rooms, all those rooms where one may change his appearance to any character nameable.
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