SUFFER A WITCH (aka The Mephisto Box) - Part 3: Drugs
SYNOPSIS A disgraced doctor attempts to redeem himself by treating a mental patient accused of murder. But as he delves deeper into the young woman's past, he uncovers family secrets and a supernatural threat that threaten his very existence.
BACKGROUND This started out as a screenplay called Lazy Susan. By our first table read, the title had changed to Paraphernalia. When shooting started, it was called The Mephisto Box. And by the time I edited it, I re-named it Suffer A Witch.
I was going to turn it into a series. So I shot new footage for a second season. I loved the new footage, but it didn't fit in with the storyline we had established. Much of that remains on the editing room floor.
I made a documentary about the creation of this new footage, the actress who inspired it, and the futility of trying to make it all fit together. You can watch the doc here: