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Friday, February 21, 2014

Clawing! A Journey through the Spanish Horror: Naschy-ing of the Teeth!

Remember that time that I thought Naschy was in Horror Express and made a giant ass out of myself? I might as well have read the credits in Yiddish. I honestly loved Horror Express, and I adore Naschy, but I always wondered how I could be so confused as to think that it featured El Lobo himself. Do me a favor and check out the press release below about the new documentary, Clawing! A Journey through the Spanish Horror, and tell me that perhaps the confusion isn't a bit more justified. This looks fantastic, I can't wait to own it and I hope to be able to share with you my thoughts.

Let's get a release date on this sucker. We will keep you updated.

Thanks to Elena over at Horror Rises from Spain for shooting this info over to me. Her podcasts and site make horror a living breathing being.

Clawing! A Journey through the Spanish Horror

Víctor Matellano’s documentary: Clawing! A Journey through the Spanish Horror (Zarpazos! Un viaje por el Spanish Horror) has just arrived to the international market at Berlin International Film Festival and soon to Cannes. Meanwhile in Spain it is expected to be shown in different festivals in March. José Frade (Apocalypse Domani) is the associated producer of this documentary based on the book Spanish Horror, written by Víctor Matellano which includes a prologue by Christopher Lee.

Clawing reviews Spanish Horror cinema from the 60s, 70s, 80s with the help of international stars such as Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling), Caroline Munro (Maniac, Dr. Phibes) and Colin Arthur (2001, Alien) together with Spanish directors such as Paco Plaza (REC), Joseph Larraz (Vampyres), Jorge Grau (The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue) and Eugenio Martin (Horror Express).



In the documentary there are also Spanish Horror figures as: Jack Taylor (The Ninth Gate), Lone Fleming (Tombs of the Blind Dead), May Heatherly (Pieces), Antonio Mayans (Nighmare City) together with Paul Naschy (Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror) and Jess Franco (Count Dracula), who tell anecdotes and stories from those horror movies: censorship, sex, blood, violence….

Together with the interviews, the documentary contains a large amount of footage, 3D animations and scenesThe House that Screamed, Dr. Jeckyll vs. the Werewolf, Edge of the Axe, Panic Beats and Cannibal Apocalypse which make the documentary a must see.

-Doc Terror

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