Paul Naschy AKA Jacinto Molina Alvarez (1934–2009)
Paul Naschy reigns supreme! He is without a doubt one of our Top 5 Cult Icons.
He was an amazing writer, actor, producer and director that brought so many Classic Cult Horror Films and Characters to life.
His real name was Jacinto Molina Alvarez and was born Sept 6, 1934, in Madrid, Spain.
Paul was raised modestly through the Spanish Civil Battle, and sought to get away from the real-life horrors around him by experiencing films and comics available at the time. He loved viewing movies like Frankenstein Matches the Wolf Guy (1943) at an early age (age 11) it was a true source of inspiration for him (his later films would be filled up with personal references to it).
He was a super talented athlete (performed soccer for the institution group) and was a weightlifter who became the light-weight champion of Spain in 1958.
Paul also wrote Traditional Western Pulp novels under the pseudonym Jack Port Mills and proved helpful as an illustrator who did album cover artwork for a Spanish record label.
In 1967 he wrote the script for Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror (1968). When he was ready to film, no actor was good enough to perform, so he was urged to ‘just do it himself’. The rest was history, as werewolf Waldermar Daninsky (He reprised this personality in over twelve following sequels) and other great characters came to life ( the Mummy, Jack the Ripper, Dracula, the Hunchback, the Frankenstein Monster, the Phantom from the Opera, as well as the Devil).
Naschy had a significant coronary attack in 1991, but completely recovered and kept soldiering on.
Paul was still performing when he passed away of pancreatic cancer at age 75 on November 30, 2009, in Madrid, Spain.
Unfortunately, his film and movie collection had been vaulted away and his family had many legal battles on their hands.
Paul Naschy’s Net Worth as of 2019 is only $2 million US Dollars.
With all that aside, here’s what we found!
Shout! Factory (A a multi-platform media company, international feature film sales agency and subsidiary of Studio 100 Media) has Unearthed from the Vault a series of rare – uncut – remastered Paul Nashy Films with English Subtitles and English Dubs.
These Blu-ray Box Sets includes films from his long and distinguished career.
VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES
HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB
BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL
NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF
HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE (EL JOROBADO DE LA MORGUE)
THE DEVIL’S POSSESSED (EL MARISCAL DEL INFIERNO)
THE WEREWOLF AND THE YETI (LA MALDICIÓN DE LA BESTIA)
A DRAGONFLY FOR EACH CORPSE (UNA LIBÉLULA PARA CADA MUERTO)
While we don’t know the full details of how this awesome Collection came about, we sure know who to look to for more information. The THE MARK OF NASCHY site also continues its mission to spread the good word about Naschy and to assist Naschy projects worldwide. Thus far, they 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. They help magazines, conventions and film festivals regarding contacts and material, and facilitate Naschy’s involvement with Hollywood productions.
If you are lucky enough to get your hands on this collection, you are well on your way to pure, diabolical cult horror entertainment for sure.
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