Wednesday, August 03, 2011

El Hombre Lobo...

I had heard mention over the years of the films Paul Naschy (née Jacinto Molina Alvarez) whose most famous creation was the werewolf, Waldemar Daninsky. It was only within the age of DVD that I finally managed to see a few of them. Yes, they're a little stiff. Yes, the make-up effects are sometimes laughable. But they're trashy and fun, and have a dire earnestness about them that has understandably made them cult favorites amongst Euro-trash cinephiles. This sketch was from a still I grabbed from one of Naschy's non-werewolf numbers, El Caminante (1979), in which Naschy plays the devil who's taken human form to wreak a little havoc on the Middle Ages.

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