One has to wonder sometimes just what was in the wine that Spanish filmmakers were sipping during the 1970s. It’s easy to dismiss the horror films that poured forth from the Iberian Peninsula in the waning days of Franco’s Fascist rule as low-budget rip-offs of American and British horror shows, but the wackiness and off-kilter mood of these cinematic exports make for fascinating and frequently jaw-dropping viewing.
Tonight, Nashville’s own Spanish horror fans supremo, Rodney Barnett and Troy Guinn
, the voices behind the long-running Naschycast podcast
will be introducing and discussing another double feature of Spanish exploitation gems: Dr. Jekyll and the Werewolf
(Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo
, 1971) and The People Who Own The Dark
, 1976). Both are collaborations between Spain’s “Conquistador of Screams,” actor Paul Naschy, and his long-time collaborator, director Leon Klimovsky.
The fun and fake blood starts at 8 p.m. at the Cult Fiction Underground beneath Logue’s Black Raven Emporium.