ABOUT PAUL NASCHY
the Spanish Lon Chaney, Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Alvarez
in 1934) had a long and enduring career in cinema since first
appearing as an extra in Nicolas Ray's KING OF KINGS (1960). His
work in the fantastique genre began in 1968 with LA MARCA DEL
HOMBRE LOBO (American title: FRANKENSTEIN'S BLOODY TERROR), a
film he not only starred in, but scripted. Thereafter, Naschy
portrayed several classic monsters of the screen--Count Dracula,
Mr. Hyde, a mummy, a hunchback--as well as a host of villains
real and imagined. His most popular characterization is the wolfman
Waldemar Daninsky. The Daninsky series comprises eleven completed
films. Some of Naschy's best films, EL CAMINANTE and EL HUERTO
DEL FRANCES, remain relatively unknown, even among his international
wrote the scripts for the films he appeared in, and with INQUISITION,
made in 1976, he added directing to his impressive curriculum
vitale. Later on, when the Spanish film industry was abandoning
the fantastique genre, Naschy became a producer, hoping to keep
the genre alive and viable. During this period, he branched out
to make documentaries for Japanese television. As a result of
his Japanese contacts, Naschy helmed several films that were the
first Spanish-Japanese co-productions, including the epic wolfman
film LA BESTIA Y LA ESPADA MAJICA.
In 1997, Naschy
finally penned an honest, heartfelt and richly poetic autobiography,
MEMORIAS DE UN HOMBRE LOBO (American edition, 2000: MEMOIRS OF
received numerous awards for his dedication and work in cinema.
In 2000, Fangoria Magazine entered Naschy into its "Hall
of Fame," an honor that is based on votes received from horror
fans worldwide. After decades of denying the value of its native
son, Spain finally acknowledged Naschy in 2001 with its most prestigious
award, the Gold Medal in Fine Arts.
30, 2009, Paul Naschy passed away from cancer, still enthused
with projects he was working on or planning.
is a resource for the appreciation and study of Paul Naschy's
work, and a homage to this remarkable, yet compellingly down-to-earth
OF NASCHY site also continues its mission to spread the good word
about Naschy and to assist Naschy projects worldwide. Thus far,
we have helped with the DVD releases of Naschy films in Germany,
England and America, and have played a central role in getting
Naschy's autobiography published in the United States. We have
helped magazines, conventions and film festivals regarding contacts
and material, and facilitated Naschy's involvement with Hollywood
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PAUL NASCHY FORUM
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gran amor de Conde Dracula/Dracula's Great Love (1972)
orgia de los muertes/The Hanging Woman (1973)
BORN SEPTEMBER 6,
Born September 6, 1934:
Spain's legendary man of horror, actor, writer, producer, director--Paul
Naschy. Once in a while, Naschy would send me copies of photos,
writing on the side or on the back what the photo was about. This
one he tagged as his first publicity photograph from 1967. He
is always missed.
Major Classic Spanish
Horror Film Festival in New York City to feature three Naschy
films in 35mm!!!
Anthology Film Archives
will be presenting The Golden Age of Spanish Horror Cinema, from
October 30 to November 10. On the schedule are showings of:
THE WEREWOLF VS.
THE VAMPIRE WOMAN (LA NOCHE DE WALPURGIS)
GREAT LOVE (EL GRAN AMOR DEL CONDE DRACULA)
THE CRAVING (EL
RETORNO DEL HOMBRE LOBO)
ALL IN 35mm!!!
This is an opportunity
of a lifetime for Naschy fans in the area (and even beyond) to
see these classic Naschy films on the big screen in 35mm.
here for a complete schedule.
BMW (BoPaul Media
Worldwide) is now the representative of the Victory Films catalog
of high-definition Naschy films. The list includes those films
which were released by BCI several years ago (NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF,
HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, HUMAN BEASTS, etc), as well as holdings
that didn't get to see any hi-def or blu-ray U.S. release: A DRAGONFLY
FOR EACH CORPSE, COUNT DRACULA'S GREAT LOVE, THE WEREWOLF AND
THE YETI, HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE, THE DEVIL'S POSSESSED. BMW
also has secured several films in the Jose Frade Productions catalog,
one of which is Naschy's DR. JEKYLL AND THE WOLFMAN. Contact info
can be found on the BMW
website. Obviously, it would be fantastic to see these Naschy
films released in blu-ray editions (only NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF
and VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES attained that honor when BCI was
releasing the Victory catalog), as well as high definition DVD
versions of releases either out of print or never released in
authoritative versions from original elements. According to a
BMW press release, HUMAN BEASTS and HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE have
already been sold to Medallion Media in Japan for hi-def releases
in that country.
was released, finally, in Spain in November. The stop-motion animated
feature marks the last movie work of Naschy, who supplied the
voice for the "archpriest" before he passed away in
2009. The poster above contains the image of Naschy's character.
Below, Paul's son
Sergio holds a figurine of the character at the premiere of the
features have difficulty in getting distribution in the United
States, but should the film receive awards (and, in particular,
an Academy Award or nomination), we may very well see it on our
shores, at least in art houses.
updated MUCHAS GRACIAS SENOR LOBO, greatly expanded with many
new graphics and in FULL COLOR is available now! This stunning
book is a must have for all Naschy fans, Spanish horror fans and
horror film fans in general! Order