Thursday, September 6, 2007

Naschy Celebrates 73

Paul Naschy was born this day in 1934. Amazing to think that his dedication, will and strength continue on with screenwriting, acting and directing, and his latest project, EMPUSA. Surely the hardest working man in fantastique.

¡Feliz cumpleaƱos, Paul Naschy! And the greatest success in all your future endeavors.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Fangoria on EMPUSA

Mike Hodges reports about EMPUSA for Fangoria online:

Hodges' article covers the dismissal of original director, Carlos Aured, Naschy's disappointment over this and his stepping in to finish the project. (Apparently, Aured's contributions have been jettisoned in large part, if not totally, so the film is Naschy's own.) Though Naschy admits that the project was "one of the hardest and most unpleasant shoots I’ve ever experienced,” he is "very grateful to everybody for the way they all knuckled down and for their wholehearted commitment once the initial problems were sorted out, and I’m pleased with the final result.”

Much more at the above link.