He is sorely missed. We shall not see his like again.
It may seem incredible to some, but here, two years after the day I woke to discover that my icon and hero had succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 75, I still get tears in my eyes just thinking about it. At some point between that first giddy discovery of Naschy's work, through countless visits to his monster-choked realm, from the dizzying heights of his Waldemar Daninsky saga to the saddening lows of his bitter, fallow years, Naschy stopped being just an image on the screen, just an old man from a foreign land whose interests and passions neatly dovetailed with mine; he became, in a sense, one of my dearest friends. And his loss was hard to take. It still is.
Though I have delved deeply into the legacy Naschy left behind, I still have much to discover. Later today I will be posting one of these until-now-untapped discoveries. But in the meantime, as my tribute and monument to my much admired and even-more missed old friend, I collect here all the Naschyness of the blog for your reference and enjoyment.
Rest in peace, Paul. Gracias.
- Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (1968)
- Assignment Terror (1970)
- The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman (1971)
- Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf (1972)
- Fury of the Wolfman (1972)
- Horror Rises from the Tomb (1972)
- Crimson (1973)
- Curse of the Devil (1973)
- A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1973)
- The Hanging Woman (1973)
- The Hunchback of the Morgue (1973)
- The Mummy's Revenge (1973)
- Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
- Count Dracula's Great Love (1974)
- The Devil's Possessed (1974)
- Exorcismo (1975)
- Muerte De Un Quinqui (1975)
- Night of the Howling Beast (1975)
- Inquisición (1976)
- El Transexual (1977)
- The Frenchman's Garden (1978)
- El Caminante (1979)
- Los Cantabros (1980)
- Night of the Werewolf (1981)
- The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983)
- El Ultimo Kamikaze (1984)
- Rojo Sangre (2004)
EDIT: It appears I've jumped the gun with my grief, as Naschy's official date of death is November 30. :( I'm letting this stand, though--expect my review of my latest Naschy viewing tomorrow.