Glenn Danzig’s Vampire Spaghetti Western filmRodney
A new film written and directed by Glenn Danzig Death Rider In The House Of Vampires will open all over The United States at selected theatres on 27th August. Not sure where it will be shown in Australia, or if there will be a streaming service.
The movie is a follow-up to Glenn Danzig’s Verotika, his feature film directorial which premiered in June 2019. Danzig is writer, director and executive producer.
The film follows the Death Rider travel to the desert Vampire Sanctuary which is ruled by Count Holliday. The price of admission is one untouched virgin.
At the Philadelphia Film Centre in 2019 for the screening of “Verotika” Danzig Said “We just finished my vampire spaghetti western. It’s much different [from ‘Verotika‘], of course, because there’s no comic book to follow. So we had pretty free rein in the movie… All the characters have like a traditional vampire name and a traditional western name… A lot of guest cameos in it — some friends of mine came in and did some cameos in the movie. It’s, again, based on the European cinema.”
Glenn Allen Anzalone continued: “A spaghetti western is, basically… The Italians loved American westerns so much, they started doing their own westerns. And they got Clint Eastwood and Henry Fonda and a bunch of other actors — Charles Bronson — to come over and do these wild Italian westerns. And we eventually started calling them spaghetti westerns. In mine, everybody’s a vampire. So you don’t have to wait around to see the vampire — everybody’s a vampire. You don’t have to wait around to see blood — you’re gonna see lots of blood… It’s pretty crazy.”
He also confirmed that he has an acting role in his new movie. “It’s such a small part,” he said. “But it was a lot of fun. I get to get all bloody, which I love being bloody — it’s part of what I do.”
You’re tearing me apart, Danzig!
“If you do something you love, it’s difficult,” Danzig said at Cinepocalypse. “On a movie set, there are tons of problems that happen that you would never foresee. So, you have to hit the ground running… Right from the start, it was very clear we’re not making a Hollywood movie. A lot of my influences and the different films I like, especially European films, you can see them in here, and, lighting, colors, it’s much different from a movie you will see nowadays.”
Hope we get to see the movie sometime in Australia soon. In the meanwhile check out the trashy trailer below