28 July, 2010
Episode two will be available to watch online in a few days.
See the ghastly goings on at Howard Vernon's lair!
Follow robot Andros as he goes on a rampage through the woods!
Feel the innocent victim's agony as she is being sacrificed and turned into a green-eyed demon!
17 July, 2010
See Episode 1 of the new experimental web series.
Inspired by the infamous OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES, it's both a homage to and a critique of the Jess Franco - Eurocine epic.
Music by the Brazilian jazz band BIU headlined by Alex "FLE" Zhemchuzhnikov.
Episode 2 coming to Youtube in a couple of weeks.
12 July, 2010
Spanish actor Aldo Sambrell [rn: Alfred Sanchez Brell] died on July 10, 2010 at 5pm local time, in a Madrid hospital after suffering three strokes.
He was a prolific and memorable character actor in dozens of Eurowesterns, action films, horror films and was cast in a number of high profile USA European-lensed productions as well. He also appeared in Jess Franco's KILLER BABRYS, TENDER FLESH and KILLER BARBYS VS DRACULA.
He will probably be best remembered for a variety of Spaghetti Western villains in such titles as THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY, NAVAJO JOE, REQUIEM FOR A GRINGO, to name but a few.
There's an excellent obituary on Tom Bett's WESTERNS ALL'ITALIANA* blog. As I wrote on the comment section there, I considered him the presence which held the Eurowestern genre together. In his numerous roles for all the major directors in many of the key titles he became one of the genre's most recognized icons and seemed ubiquitous. He had a "look" and always gave each role all he had. A personal favorite Aldo Sambrell performance was a rare leading role in Manuel Cano's 1972 VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST. He will be missed. RIP
Here's a partial list of his Eurowestern appearances:
Magnificent Three (1963)
Gunfight at Red Sands (1963)
Massacre at Fort Grant (1963)
Two Gunmen (1964)
Finger on the Trigger (1965)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Gunfighters of Casa Grande (1965)
In a Colt's Shadow (1965)
Place Called Glory (1965)
Bullet for the General (1966)
Dynamite Jim (1966)
Navajo Joe (1966)
Savage Gringo (1966)
Son of a Gunfighter (1966)
Duel in the Eclipse (1967)
Face to Face (1967)
Minute to Pray ... a Second to Die (1967)
Train for Durango (1967)
Awkward Hands (1968)
Dollars for a Fast Gun (1968)
Fifteen Scaffolds for a Killer (1968)
Long Ride From Hell (1968)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Bad Man's River (1971)
Kill Django ... Kill First (1971)
Town Called Hell (1971)
Charley One-Eye (1972)
Pistol Packin' Preacher (1972)
Man Called Noon (1974)
Silver Saddle (1978)
Tex and the Lord of the Deep (1985)
09 July, 2010
05 July, 2010
The first episode of the new no-budget web series is here.
Iconic villains such as Dr.Mabuse and Dr.Orloff get a new lease of life with this experimental homage to the infamous EUROCINE zombie film.
Alex "FLE" Zhemchuzhnikov in action. Alex and his Brazilian experimental jazz band, BUI, based in Rio, created the unique musical score for the new Web Series which I created, RETURN OF THE BLOODSUCKING NAZI ZOMBIES, a kind of science fiction homage to Jess Franco's LA TUMBA DES LOS MUERTOS VIVIENTES (1981) and the Nazi zombie genre.
Stay tuned for the video of Episode 1.
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04 July, 2010
An original new science fiction/horror web series which I created, wrote and am presenting is debuting here soon. It all started out with a viewing of Jess Franco's LA TUMBA DE LOS MUERTOS VIVIENTES (1981), actually an alternate version retitled BLOODSUCKING NAZI ZOMBIES.
The series was actually filmed in Belgorod, Russia, by a talented filmmaker, Mathis Vogel. Several pilot episodes were shot in the winter and spring of 2010. The budget was VERY low and the results are surprisingly good, or at least should interest regular blog readers.
There is already at least one web review up, on an Italian language blog
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