Portrait of Spanish actor Paul Naschy, his wife Elvira Primavera, and their son, Bruno Molina, Madrid, Spain, 1975. Photo by Gianni Ferrari
Portrait of Spanish actor Paul Naschy, Madrid, Spain, 1997. Photo by Gianni Ferrari
Spanish actor Paul Naschy (1934-2009), Madrid, Spain, 1997. Photo by Gianni Ferrari
Paul Naschy. Photo by Albert L. Ortega
Spanish actor and director Paul Naschy. Photo by Eric Catarina
(There has never been a filmmaker like Paul Naschy. Naschy...)
There has never been a filmmaker like Paul Naschy. Naschy’s involvement in cinema spans 40 years and counting, with work as an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He has molded his own vision under these assignments and provided an unheard-of spectrum of clues to his personality, passions, and ethos. If we just speak of the horror genre, Paul Naschy is a distinctive talent. Perhaps one shouldn’t step on the carefully protected toes of the familiar horror "kings" of the past and present, but Naschy is their equal, and in terms of involvement in the genre - as a screenwriter, director, and producer - he outdistances every one of them. This is not a man who simply sits by the phone waiting for an agent to call. This autobiography is Naschy’s manifesto of will and dedication. It is also a great read, filled with engaging anecdotes, earthy asides, written with ease and intelligence, brimming with soul and a heart sometimes suffering, all the time passionate.
(Portraying the birth, life, and death of Jesus, this film...)
Portraying the birth, life, and death of Jesus, this film tells one of the greatest stories in the history of mankind, a life and teaching that form the basis of the Christian faith.
(Rennie is an alien mad scientist whose race is out to con...)
Rennie is an alien mad scientist whose race is out to conquer Earth. From a castle in Transylvania he revives legendary monsters to help him carry out this insane scheme. Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Mummy all star.
Paul Naschy attended the Barcelona School of Architecture.
Paul Naschy was an actor in films, including (as uncredited extra) King of Kings, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1960; El principe encadeno (also known as The Enchanted Prince), 1960; (as an uncredited extra) Fifty-five Days at Peking, 1963; (as an uncredited extra) L'ultimo gladiatore (also known as Empress Messalina Meets the Son of Hercules and Messalina versus the Son of Hercules), 1964; (uncredited) Operación plus ultra, Filmayer, 1966; Las viduas (also known as The Widows), 1966; Agonizando en el Crimen (also known as Agonizing the Crime), 1967; (under name Jacinto Molina) Plan Jack cero tres, 1967; Dove si spara di pin (also known as Fury of Johnny Kid and Ultimate Gunfighter), Columbus, 1967; (as Count Waldemar Daninsky) La marca del hombre Loco (also known as Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror, Hell's Creatures, The Mark of the Wolfman, The Vampire of Dr. Dracula, The Werewolf's Mark, and The Wolfman of Count Dracula), Independent International Pictures, 1968, etc.
He was the director of documentaries for television, including El museo del Prado (1980); El palacio real de Madrid (1981); Las cuevas de Altanara (1982); La espada del samurai (1982); Infierno en Camboya (1982); La mascara del Juyo (1982); El monasterio de el Escorial (1982); and La tercera mujer (1984). He wrote screenplays for Assignment Terror, Shadow of the Werewolf, Jack the Ripper of London, Fury of the Wolfman, etc.
His most recent films as an actor include School Killer (2001), Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood (2004), and Rottweiler (2004). As Jack Mills, author of numerous novels, mostly westerns, including Dale la mano al diable, La muerte acompana, and Se que ganaras.
(There has never been a filmmaker like Paul Naschy. Naschy...)1997
(Portraying the birth, life, and death of Jesus, this film...)1961
(Rennie is an alien mad scientist whose race is out to con...)1969
On October 4, 1969, Paul Naschy married Elvira Primavera. They had two children: Sergio Molina and Bruno Molina.