Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael


A podcast where politics, history, and culture are examined from perspectives you may not have considered before. Call it a parallax view.

On this spooky season edition of Parallax Views, Troy Guinn and Rod Barnett of the Nashcycast joins us to discuss the overlooked cult movie career of Jacinto Molina, better known by his stage name Paul Naschy. For the uninitiated, Naschy has often been referred to as the Spanish Lon Chaney or Lon Chanery Jr. due to his playing such characters as the Mummy, Fu Manchu, Frankenstein’s monster, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and, most famously, the cursed werewolf Waldemar Daninsky. Naschy’s take on horror and the gothic harkened back to the classic Universal Studios monster but with a 70s twist vis-a-vis the inclusion of sex and violence. However, when one delves deeper into these films it becomes apparent Naschy’s films are more than just monster mashes, carrying with them their own distinct style and charms as well as highlighting Naschy’s thematic obsessions. Among his more well-know titles are Howl of the Devil, Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror, The Werewolf and the Yeti, Horror Rises from the Tomb, Dr. Jekyll and the Wolfman, The Werewolf and the Vampire Woman, The Beast and the Magic Sword, Night of the Werewolf, and many others. Over the years Naschy’s cult following has grown with such directors as Joe Dante, John Landis, and Guillermo del Torro singing his praises. In this conversation we’ll discuss the importance of Naschy, his bitter over the film industry in his latter years, Naschy’s growing up under the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco in Spain and the influence of that on his work, censorship and Paul Naschy movies, and much, much more!

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