Final Curtain (1957) - The Hunt for Edward D. Wood, Jr.
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(1957)

Final Curtain

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Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Written by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Wood regulars
Duke Moore
Dudley Manlove
Jeannie Stevens

Additional cast
none

Plot
An actor (Moore), recently having completed his role as a vampire, walk the deserted halls of the theater and confronts the fearful things he finds there.
History
Ed came up with the idea of a television anthology series entitiled "Portraits of Terror" and created "Final Curtain" as a pilot for that series. When the project failed, Ed re-used some of the footage from "Curtain" in his film Revenge of the Dead (a.k.a. Night of the Ghouls).

Considered lost for many years, "Curtain" re-surfaced in 2011 and was screened at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.
'Wood'-ness
This one is just chock-full of Ed-ness. The over-the-top narration by Dudley Manlove, the camera work and the plot all have the definitive feeling of Ed about them. A must-have for Ed fans.
Best Line
"She is smiling! Her lips are drawn apart! Her white teeth shine like phosphorus! Her hand moves, beckoning me to return! Return! Return to what?" - narration by Dudley Manlove
File Under
Horror, Television

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As far as I can tell, this film never had a mass market release.

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