In 1959, writer and director Richard C. Sarafian chose Scotland as the filming location for his western horror movie “Terror at Black Falls.” It will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the media room of the Van Buren County Library along with some historical discussion of the film’s local connections.
Mary Hall of Scotland has amassed a collection of memorabilia from the film and much of it is on exhibit in the Van Buren County Library.
There’s autographed studio photos of some of the actors, autographed copies of the script, a few movie posters, and a large, silver, film reel canister.
“It’s not every day that a movie gets filmed in Scotland,” Hall pointed out, while explaining the collection.
The film is a western with a revenge plot. A son is lynched by a bandit and the father swears revenge on the town sheriff. A hostage situation ensues at the saloon.
Sarafin directed several films including 1971’s “Vanishing Point” and “Man in the Wilderness.” “Terror at Black Falls” starred House Peters Jr., as Sheriff Cal, and Peter Mamakos, as Juan Avila.