APRIL MOVIE THON DAY 21: Final Curtain (1957)

Narrated by Dudley Manlove (Eros from Plan 9 from Outer Space) and intended for TV, Final Curtain would have been an episode of Portraits of Terror. If it seems familiar, well, that’s because some of the footage would be in Night of the Ghouls.

That said, a complete version of the episode was long thought lost until a copy was found by Jason Insalaco, great-nephew of one of Ed Wood’s returning players Paul Marco.

Duke Moore (Lt. Harper from Plan 9) is the actor — in a role intended for Bela Lugosi  wandering a theater, stalked by a vampire (Jeannie Stevens, whose only other role was in Night of the Ghouls, but that doesn’t really count because it’s just repurposed footage from this short).

Wood would recycle dialogue from this in his book Orgy of the Dead. Sadly, the world would never see a weekly series from Ed and we’re all the worse for it.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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