|Born||Jacinto Molina Álvarez
September 6, 1934
|Died||November 30, 2009
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Screenwriter|
Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Álvarez, September 6, 1934 – November 30, 2009) was a Spanish movie actor, screenwriter, and director working primarily in horror films. His portrayals of numerous classic horror figures—the Wolfman, Frankenstein's Monster, Count Dracula, the Hunchback, and the Mummy —have earned him recognition as the Spanish Lon Chaney. He had one of the most recognizable faces in Spanish horror film. But Naschy also starred in dozens of action films, historical dramas, crime movies, TV shows and documentaries as well. In addition to acting, Naschy also wrote the screenplays for most of his films and directed a number of them as well. King Juan Carlos I presented Naschy with Spain's Gold Medal Award for Fine Arts in 2001 in honor of his work.
Naschy was born in Madrid, and grew up during the Spanish Civil War, a period of great turmoil in Spanish history. His father Enrique Molina was a successful furrier, and Naschy grew up in very comfortable surroundings. After college, Naschy started out as a professional weightlifter, but soon gravitated to filmmaking. His favorite film character from childhood was the Wolfman, dating back to when he saw the classic Universal film Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) as a child. At times, he tried his hand at writing pulp western novels and drawing comic book stories, but did not meet with much success. In his 20's, Naschy moved back and forth between weightlifting and acting, but wasn't able to secure important roles, usually obtaining bit parts. Naschy had an uncredited bit part in the classic 1961 Biblical epic King of Kings, and the experience drew him further into filmmaking. While appearing as an extra in an episode of the American TV show I Spy that was being filmed in Spain in 1966, Naschy met horror icon Boris Karloff on the set, a thrill he never forgot. (Karloff was in a very poor mood that day, apparently depressed and in poor health.)
In 1968, at age 34, he wrote a screenplay for a werewolf movie entitled La Marca del Hombre Lobo (about a Polish werewolf named Waldemar Daninsky) and managed to interest some German producers into financing it. Naschy never intended to play "el Hombre Lobo" (as the doomed lycanthrope came to be called in Spain), he just wound up with the part when the producers couldn't find a suitable actor. (They had tried to hire Lon Chaney Jr., but at age 62, the fabled Hollywood horror star was far too sickly to travel). Naschy later wrote and starred in eleven sequels featuring his Waldemar Daninsky character, and spun off a very successful acting and directing career in the process.
Naschy wrote the screenplays for most of the films he starred in, especially the horror movies. His most prolific year was 1972, during which time he wrote and starred in no less than seven movies. During the 1970s, Naschy worked for some of the best Euro-horror film directors in the business, including Leon Klimovsky, Carlos Aured, Javier Aguirre, Jose Luis Madrid, Juan Piquer Simon, Francisco Lara Polop and Jose Luis Merino. In 1976, he decided to try his hand at directing as well, choosing the costume drama Inquisition as his first project.
He did well initially, even producing and directing a number of successful Japanese/Spanish co-productions and made-for-TV documentaries, but by 1984, his films were no longer breaking even, and after losing a lot of money on his ill-conceived spy spoof Operation Mantis (1984), Naschy's production company, Aconito Films, wound up in bankruptcy. (Aconito is a scientific term for the herb wolfsbane).
On June 20, 1984, Naschy's father Enrique Molina died of a fatal heart attack while fishing on the shores of a lake. Some boys playing in the woods discovered his body, too late to revive him. The unexpected sudden loss of his father (with whom he had always been very close), coinciding with the bankruptcy of his production company, plunged Naschy into a lengthy period of depression, only returning to filmmaking in 1987 with his cult classic El Aullido del Diablo. Naschy's son Sergio starred in the film, along with famed horror icons Howard Vernon and Caroline Munro (the film was very poorly distributed unfortunately).
Naschy's career took a second downturn when he suffered a near-fatal heart attack himself on Aug. 27, 1991, while weightlifting in a local gym. He was hospitalized for more than a week, then had major heart surgery performed on Sept. 5th. A rumor circulated throughout horror film fandom that Naschy had died, since he disappeared from the film scene for a while after his operation. He had to contact a number of fanzine publishers in various countries to inform them that he was still very much alive.
In 1996, Naschy wrote and starred in his eleventh werewolf film Licantropo, which he thought would be his big comeback film, but the movie didn't do well at all, critically or financially. He continued to appear in a number of low budget horror films and crime dramas however during the following decade, during which time he won a number of fan awards and appeared as a celebrated guest at many horror film conventions (both in the United States and in Europe), although he was always doing poorly financially and complained bitterly in interviews over the state of the Spanish film industry. In 1997, Naschy wrote a detailed autobiography entitled "Memoirs of a Wolfman" (which included his complete filmography as well). Naschy even travelled to Hollywood briefly in 2004 to appear in two filmed-on-video horror flicks directed by Don Glut and Fred Olen Ray, two former horror fans-turned-directors who must have treated him like royalty on the set. Although he ended his life in poor financial straits, Naschy always received a tremendous outpouring of love from his many fans and died knowing he would always be regarded as a major horror film icon. Naschy died of pancreatic cancer on November 30, 2009. He was 75 years old.
Naschy's favorite director was Leon Klimovsky, with whom he made 8 horror & action films. Naschy praised Klimovsky's professional workmanlike attitude, but he always felt that Klimovsky rushed through the filming and never allowed for enough retakes that might have improved some of their films.
Naschy was married only once, on Oct. 24, 1969 to a woman named Elvira Primavera, the daughter of an Italian diplomat living in Spain. They were still happily married 40 years later at the time of his death. He was survived by his widow Elvira and his two sons, Bruno and Sergio Molina. An excellent hardcover book entitled "Muchas Gracias, Senor Lobo" was published in Germany after Naschy's death, collecting hundreds of rare photos, lobby cards, posters, etc. that had been used to promote Naschy's films over the decades in a number of different countries.
Most famous characters
The werewolf Waldemar Daninsky (known in Spain as "El Hombre Lobo") is without a doubt Paul Naschy's most famous horror character, since he played Daninsky in 12 different films. In fact, Naschy holds the record for playing a werewolf the most number of times, easily beating out the great Lon Chaney Jr. (who played a Wolf Man only seven times during his career).
Unlike the Chaney Universal films, however, which formed a somewhat chronological storyline from picture to picture, Naschy's Daninsky films were not connected to each other plotwise. Each film was more or less a free-standing story that wasn't meant to relate to the other films in the series the way the old Universal films did. Daninsky's lycanthropy had a different origin in each film (which many Naschy fans find confusing). This was probably for the best however, since in the 1970s, Euro-horror films were often theatrically distributed in the USA several years after they were completed, and they probably would've all been released out of order anyway.
Naschy's only other recurring character was the villainous medieval warlock Alaric de Marnac (who appeared in Naschy's El Espanto Surge de la Tumba (1972) and returned to life again in Latidos de Panicos (1982)). Naschy claims he based this character on a real-life medieval nobleman named Gilles de Rais, a bizarre serial killer on whose life story Naschy also based the lead character in his 1974 film El Mariscal del Infierno.
The Hombre Lobo series (featuring the Waldemar Daninsky character)
Naschy's twelve "Hombre Lobo" movies are not a series in the strictest sense. They seem to be a collection of unrelated plotlines, but all of which involve a werewolf named Waldemar Daninsky. Both La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1970) and La Maldicion de la Bestia (1975) refer to an origin involving Waldemar's being bitten by a Yeti (and there is a brief Yeti reference in La Noche de Walpurgis (1970) as well), but the other films presented him with entirely different origin stories. The fact that these films have also been retitled by the various film distributors many times over the years only adds to the confusion. Despite the numerous plot inconsistencies and convoluted flashbacks, however, Naschy's Wolf Man series as a whole is still considered his most famous work by most of his many fans.
Only eleven of the 12 "Hombre Lobo" films actually exist today. All traces of Las Noches del Hombre Lobo (1968) apparently vanished before the film was ever shown anywhere (not even Naschy has seen it!), and it remains a mystery to this day whether or not the film ever really existed at all in completed form. (The French producer of the film (Rene Govar) is said to have died in a car accident in Paris a week after the film was completed, and no one ever picked up the lab bill that was outstanding. Hence it is thought that the lab may have confiscated the film negative and years later they probably just discarded it. Naschy claimed he only became aware decades later that the film had never been released anywhere.) Some Naschy fans think the film was scrapped in 1968 and the script may have been later rewritten to become the 4th film in the series, La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1970). This is possible since Naschy himself vaguely remembered both films as having virtually the same plot!
In order of production, the "Hombre Lobo" films are as follows:
- 1. La Marca del Hombre Lobo / Mark of the Wolf Man (1968) aka Frankenstein's Bloody Terror (U.S.), aka The Vampires of Dr. Dracula (Germany), aka Hell's Creatures (U.K.), aka The Nights of Satan (Italy); directed by Enrique Eguiluz; originally filmed in 3-D and 70mm, but it was very rarely shown that way; first released theatrically in Spain in July, 1968 (and in the U.S. in an edited version as Frankenstein's Bloody Terror in 1971); later released on DVD (unedited / letterboxed) as Frankenstein's Bloody Terror.
- 2. Las Noches del Hombre Lobo / The Nights of the Wolf Man (1968) directed in Paris allegedly by a Rene Govar (This is apparently a lost film today, but Naschy insisted that he went to Paris to star in this film; perhaps it was filmed but never completed, because no one (including Paul Naschy) has ever seen it!)
- 3. Los Monstruos del Terror / The Monsters of Terror (1969) aka Dracula vs Frankenstein (U.K./ Germany); film's original shooting title was The Man Who Came From Ummo; co-directed by Tulio Demichelli & Hugo Fregonese; first released theatrically in Germany in Feb., 1970; later shown in U.S. (on late night TV only) as either Assignment Terror or Dracula vs Frankenstein; eventually released on U.S. video (in edited pan-and-scan format) as Dracula vs Frankenstein; still officially unreleased on DVD.
- 4. La Furia del Hombre Lobo / The Fury of the Wolf Man (1970) referred to as The Wolf Man Never Sleeps in some reference guides; directed by Jose Maria Zabalza; first released theatrically in Spain in 1975; later shown in U.S. (on late night TV only) as Fury of the Wolf Man; released on video/ DVD as Fury of the Wolf Man (slightly edited).
- 5. La Noche de Walpurgis / Walpurgis Night (1970) aka The Werewolf vs the Vampire Woman (U.S.), aka Night of the Vampire (Germany), aka The Black Mass of Countess Dracula (Italy), aka Shadow of the Werewolf (U.K.); directed by Leon Klimovsky; This was Naschy's most famous & highest-grossing horror film; first released theatrically in Spain in May, 1971; released theatrically in U.S. as The Werewolf vs the Vampire Woman; later released on U.S. video as both Blood Moon and The Werewolf vs the Vampire Woman; released on DVD uncut as Werewolf Shadow.
- 6. Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo / Dr. Jekyll and the Wolf Man (1971) aka Dr. Jekyll and the Werewolf (U.K.), aka Night of the Bloody Wolf (Germany); directed by Leon Klimovsky, co-starring Jack Taylor; first released theatrically in Spain in Nov., 1972; available on DVD uncut as Dr. Jekyll and the Wolf Man.
- 7. El Retorno de Walpurgis / The Return of Walpurgis (1972) aka Curse of the Devil (U.S./ U.K.), aka Night of the Devil's Orgy (Germany); directed by Carlos Aured; first released theatrically in Spain in Sept., 1973; released on DVD uncut as Curse of the Devil.
- 8. La Maldicion de la Bestia / Curse of the Beast (1975); directed by Miguel Iglesias Bonns; first released theatrically in Spain in Jan., 1975; released on U.S. video as The Werewolf and the Yeti, Hall of the Mountain King and Night of the Howling Beast; still officially unreleased on DVD.
- 9. El Retorno del Hombre Lobo / Return of the Wolf Man (1980) aka The Craving (U.S.), aka The Werewolf (Germany); directed by Paul Naschy; this was Naschy's all-time favorite Hombre Lobo film; first released theatrically in Spain in 1981; released on U.S. video as The Craving; later released on DVD as Night of the Werewolf.
- 10. La Bestia y la Espada Magica / The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983); a Spanish/ Japanese co-production, directed by Paul Naschy; released theatrically only in Spain in Nov.,1983; never dubbed into English or shown in U.S.
- 11. Licántropo (1996) aka Licantropo: the Full Moon Killer, aka Lycantropus: the Moonlight Murders; directed by Francisco Gordillo; film was only shown theatrically in Spain in 1996; available on DVD dubbed into English as Licantropo.
- 12. Tomb of the Werewolf (2004) directed in Hollywood by Fred Olen Ray, co-starred Michelle Bauer; filmed on video in English; no theatrical release, distributed directly to DVD.
There were three other Paul Naschy werewolf films that were not part of the Waldemar Daninsky series, as follows:
- Buenas Noches, Señor Monstruo / Good Night, Mr. Monster (1982) Naschy played a generic werewolf in this children's musical/ comedy; never shown outside of Spain; never dubbed into English.
- El Aullido del Diablo / The Howl of the Devil (1987) directed by Paul Naschy, co-starring Caroline Munro, Howard Vernon & Naschy's real-life son Sergio Molina in a major role; Naschy plays an insane ex-actor who dresses up as various famous monsters in this film, in one scene specifically playing the werewolf Waldemar Daninsky (Sergio addresses the werewolf as "Waldemar" in the scene), but it is only a very brief cameo appearance; no theatrical release; shown only on Spanish TV in 1988; never dubbed into English.
- Um Lobisomem na Amazônia / A Werewolf in The Amazon (2005) aka Amazonia Misteriosa; Naschy plays a mad doctor who transforms into a werewolf-type creature in this remake of H. G. Wells' Island of Dr. Moreau; never dubbed into English or shown outside of Spain.
The Paul Naschy Filmography
Paul Naschy starred in many other horror films that did not feature el Hombre Lobo, as well as a number of crime films, costume dramas, action thrillers, etc. Below is a list of his major movies, in strict chronological order of production. Dates shown are when the films were made, not when they were theatrically released in various foreign markets. This information was taken from Naschy's own autobiography ("Memoirs of a Wolfman") and the release date information is much more accurate than that found on any other websites.
- I Spy (American television series) 1966, Naschy played a very small part in the episode titled "Mainly on the Plains", which starred Boris Karloff, Robert Culp & Bill Cosby. (He plays one of a group of teenagers having a picnic in one very brief sequence.)
- Agonizando en el Crimen (Agonizing Over Crime) 1967, directed by Enrique Eguiluz (crime drama); (not dubbed in English or shown in U.S.).
- La Furia de Johnny Kidd (The Fury of Johnny Kidd) 1968, Naschy had a very small role in this spaghetti western; aka Ultimate Gunfighter; (not shown in U.S.)
- La Marca del Hombre Lobo (Mark of the Wolf Man) 1968, directed by Enrique Eguiluz (aka Frankenstein's Bloody Terror)
- Las Noches del Hombre Lobo (Nights of the Wolf Man) 1968, directed by Rene Govar (a lost film)
- Los Monstruos del Terror (The Monsters of Terror) 1969, directed by Hugo Fregonese & Tulio Demichelli (aka Assignment Terror, aka Dracula vs Frankenstein)
- El Vertigo del Crimen (The Vertigo of Crime) 1970, directed by Pascual Cervera (crime drama); (not shown in U.S.).
- La Furia del Hombre Lobo (Fury of the Wolf Man) 1970, directed by Jose Maria Zabalza
- La Noche de Walpurgis (Walpurgis Night) 1970, directed by Leon Klimovsky (aka Werewolf Shadow, aka The Werewolf vs the Vampire Woman)
- Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (Dr. Jekyll and the Wolf Man) 1971, directed by Leon Klimovsky
- Jack el Destripador de Londres (Jack The Ripper of London) 1971 (aka Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (U.S.), aka Seven Corpses for Scotland Yard (Italy)); giallo directed by Jose Luis Madrid; (first released in Italy in 1971, and in Spain in July, 1972).
- El Espanto Surge de la Tumba (Horror Rises From the Tomb) 1972 (aka Blood Mass for the Devil (Germany), aka Blood Mass of the Zombies (Germany)); released directly to US television as Horror Rises From the Tomb (edited); released to video & DVD as Horror Rises From the Tomb (unedited); directed by Carlos Aured, this film introduced the medieval warlock Alaric de Marnac, who returned later in Naschy's 1982 sequel Latidos De Panicos. Technically, the Spanish title translates as either "Fright Rises from the Grave" or "The Spook Rises from the Grave"; (first released in Spain in April, 1973).
- El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (Count Dracula's Great Love) 1972 (aka Dracula's Great Love (U.S.), aka Cemetery Girls (U.S.), aka Dracula's Virgin Lovers (U.K.), aka The Diabolical Loves of Nosferatu (Italy); released on DVD as both Cemetery Girls and Vampire Playgirls; directed by Javier Aguirre (first released in Spain in May. 1973).
- El Jorobado de la Morgue (The Hunchback of the Morgue) 1972 (released on video as The Rue Morgue Massacre; released on DVD as The Hunchback of the Morgue) directed by Javier Aguirre, this film is considered one of Naschy's all-time greatest horror films (it won 2 different film awards); (first released in Spain in July, 1973).
- Los Crimenes de Petiot (The Crimes of Petiot) 1972, directed by Jose Luis Madrid (crime drama); (not shown in U.S.).
- La Orgia de los Muertos (Orgy of the Dead) 1972 (aka The Hanging Woman (U.S.), aka Beyond the Living Dead (U.S.), aka Bracula, Terror of the Living Dead (Australia), aka Zombies - Terror of the Living Dead (U.K.); released on video & DVD as both Return of the Zombies and The Hanging Woman; directed by Jose Luis Merino; (first released in Spain in 1974).
- La rebelión de las muertas (The Rebellion of the Dead/ The Rebellion of the Dead Women) 1972 (aka Vengeance of the Zombies (U.S.), aka Walk of the Dead (U.S.), aka Blood Revenge of the Zombies (Germany), aka Revenge of the Living Dead (Italy); released on video as Vengeance of the Zombies; directed by Leon Klimovsky; (first released in Spain in June, 1973).
- El Retorno de Walpurgis (The Return of Walpurgis) 1972, directed by Carlos Aured (aka Curse of the Devil)
- Los Ojos Azules de la Muneca Rota (The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll) 1973 (aka House of Psychotic Women (U.S.); released on video as House of Psychotic Women, released on DVD as Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll); directed by Carlos Aured; (first released in Spain in 1974).
- La Venganza de la Momia (The Mummy's Revenge) 1973 (aka Revenge of the Mummy) directed by Carlos Aured, this film was released on video in both a cut & an uncut version; released edited in U.S. (on television only) as The Mummy's Revenge; theatrically released only in Spain in Oct., 1975).
- Una Libelula Para Cada Muerto (A Dragonfly For Each Corpse) 1973, (aka The Vigiliante Challenges the Police (Italy)); giallo directed by Leon Klimovsky; not shown in U.S. (theatrically released only in Spain in Nov., 1975)
- El Asesino Esta Entre Los Trece (The Killer is One of the Thirteen) 1973, giallo directed by Javier Aguirre; not shown in U.S. (first released in Spain in 1973).
- Las Ratas no Duermen de Noche (Rats Don't Sleep At Night) 1973, directed by Juan Fortuny (first released slightly censored in Spain in June, 1976; later released on video and DVD in an adult version entitled Crimson).
- Tarzan in King Solomon's Mines 1973; directed by Jose Luis Merino, this film was unauthorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate; (released only in Spain).
- Todos los Gritos del Silencio (All the Screams of Silence) 1974, slasher film directed by Ramon Barco; (released only in Spain).
- La Diosa Salvaje (The Savage Goddess) 1974 (aka Kilma, Queen of the Jungle, aka Tanrica) directed by Miguel Iglesias Bonns; (not released in U.S.).
- El Mariscal del Infierno (The Marshal From Hell) 1974 (Released in U.S. direct to video only as The Devil's Possessed), directed by Leon Klimovsky; Story was based on the real-life medieval activities of Gilles de Rais, who was also Naschy's inspiration for his Alaric de Marnac character; (first released in Spain in 1974).
- La Cruz del Diablo (The Devil's Cross) 1974, directed by John Gilling; Naschy wrote the original screenplay for this movie, but lost creative control of the project & later wished his name had been removed from the credits; Naschy did not act in the film; (not shown in U.S.; theatrically released only in Spain in March, 1975)
- Exorcismo (Exorcism) 1974, (aka The Nights of Satan (Italy), aka Night of the Exorcist (Argentina)); directed by Juan Bosch; Naschy claimed he wrote this film several years before The Exorcist was released; released direct to video & later DVD in U.S. as Exorcism; (first released in Spain in March, 1975).
- Los Pasajeros (The Passengers) 1975, directed by Jose Barrero (crime/ horror); (not shown in U.S.).
- Muerte de un Quinqui (Death of a Hoodlum) 1975, directed by Leon Klimovsky (crime drama); (not shown in U.S.).
- Ambicion Fallida (Failed Ambition) 1975, (aka Dr. Justice); directed by Christian Jaque (crime drama based on a French comic book called "Dr. Justice"); (not shown in U.S.).
- La Maldicion de la Bestia (Curse of the Beast) 1975, directed by Miguel Iglesias Bonns (aka The Werewolf and the Yeti)
- Inquisicion (Inquisition) 1976, 1st film ever directed by Paul Naschy; (released direct to video in U.S. as Inquisition; first released in Spain in 1978).
- Secuestro (Kidnapped) 1976, directed by Leon Klimovsky (crime drama); (not shown in U.S.)
- Ultimo Deseo (The Last Desire) 1977, (aka The People Who Own the Dark (U.S.); film's original working title was Blind Planet); sci-fi film directed by Leon Klimovsky; (first released in Spain in Nov., 1977).
- El Transexual (The Transexual) 1977, controversial crime drama directed by Jose Jara; (not shown in U.S.).
- El Francotirador (The Franco Killer) 1977, directed by Carlos Puerto (not shown in U.S.).
- El Huerto del Francés (The Frenchman's Garden) 1977, crime drama based on a true story, directed by Paul Naschy; (not shown in U.S.; first released in Spain in Dec., 1977).
- El Caminante (The Traveler) 1979, directed by Paul Naschy who plays the Devil in this highly acclaimed fantasy film; (not shown in U.S.; first released in Spain in April, 1980).
- El Carnaval de las Bestias (The Carnival of the Beasts) 1980 (Alternate Spanish title was Bestias Humanas/ Human Beasts); directed by Paul Naschy, this film was a Spanish/Japanese co-production dealing with cannibalism; (released direct to DVD in U.S. as Human Beasts; first released in Spain in Dec., 1980).
- Misterio en la Isla de los Monstruos (Mystery on Monster Island) 1980, directed by Juan Piquer Simon, said to be based on a Jules Verne story; Paul Naschy and Peter Cushing each play a small role in this action adventure, but do not share any scenes; (released direct to video in U.S.; first released in Spain in 1980).
- El Retorno del Hombre Lobo (Return of the Wolf Man) 1980, directed by Paul Naschy (aka The Craving)
- Buenas Noches, Señor Monstruo (Good Night, Mr. Monster) 1982, directed by Antonio Mercero; Naschy played a generic werewolf in this children's musical comedy; (not shown in U.S.).
- Latidos de Panicos (Panic Beats) 1982; directed by Paul Naschy, this film featured the return of Naschy's medieval warlock Alaric de Marnac; (released direct to video in U.S.; first released in Spain in May, 1983).
- La Bestia y la Espada Magica (The Beast and the Magic Sword) 1983; directed by Paul Naschy, this was a Spanish/ Japanese co-production; (not shown in U.S.).
- El Ultimo Kamikaze (The Last Kamikaze) 1984; directed by Paul Naschy, this was a Spanish/ Japanese co-production; (not shown in U.S.).
- Operation Mantis (1984) spy spoof directed by Paul Naschy; this was the film that resulted in Naschy's production company going bankrupt; Naschy's father Enrique Molina died during this time period; (not shown in U.S.).
- El Aullido del Diablo (Howl of the Devil) 1987, directed by Paul Naschy (starring Caroline Munro and Howard Vernon); features a brief cameo of Naschy made up as El Hombre Lobo, and Naschy's son Sergio Molina in a major role; (not shown in U.S.; released direct to TV in Spain in 1988).
- Horror en el Musea de Cera (Horror in the Wax Museum) 1990; directed by Paul Naschy, this film was apparently never released; Soon after, Naschy suffered a near-fatal heart attack on Aug. 27, 1991.
- State of Mind (1992) directed by Reginald Adamson, this was a violent prison film co-starring Fred Williamson; (not shown in U.S.).
- La Noche del Ejecutor (Night of the Executioner) 1993; violent vigilante movie directed by Paul Naschy; (not shown in U.S.).
- Hambre Mortal (Mortal Hunger) 1996; a satirical homage directed by Toni Escalonilla; (not shown in U.S.).
- Cientificament Perfectes (Scientifically Perfect) 1996; sci-fi special effects film directed by F. X. Capell; (not shown in U.S.).
- Licántropo (Lycantropus: The Moonlight Murders) 1996, aka The Full Moon Killer; directed by Francisco Gordillo
- El Ojo de la Medusa (Eye of the Medusa) 1997, crime drama directed by Jose Cabanach; (not shown in U.S.).
- Erase Otra Vez (Once Upon A Time Again) 2000; drama directed by Juan Pinzas; (not shown in U.S.).
- Mucha Sangre (Lots of Blood) 2000; crime/sci-fi/comedy directed by Pepe de las Heras; (not shown in U.S.).
- School Killer, The (2001) crime drama directed by Carlos Gil
- El Lado Oscuro (The Dark Side) (2002) directed by Luciano Berriatua
- El Corazon Delator (The Tell-Tale Heart) (2003) 10-minute horror short directed by Alfonso Suarez, based on the famous Edgar Allan Poe story
- Tomb of the Werewolf (2004) directed in Hollywood by Fred Olen Ray, filmed on video, no theatrical release.
- Countess Dracula's Orgy of Blood (2004) directed in Hollywood by Don Glut, filmed direct to video; this film was shot back-to-back with Fred Olen Ray's Tomb of the Werewolf in 2004; no theatrical release.
- Rojo Sangre (Blood Red) (2004) directed by Christian Molina (Naschy plays an aging ex-horror film actor in this horror thriller)
- Rottweiler (2004) directed by Brian Yuzna in Spain (sci-fi/ horror)
- Um Lobisomem na Amazonia (A Werewolf in the Amazon) (2005) aka Amazonia Misteriosa; directed in Brazil by Ivan Cardoso; story based on H. G. Wells' novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau"; (not shown in U.S.).
- La duodécima hora (The Twelfth Hour) (2007) directed by Juanma Ruiz and Rodrigo Plaza; faux-documentary about a hidden mystery within the copies of Murnau's "Nosferatu". Limited theatrical screenings in Spain. Publicly available in the Internet.
Posthumously released projects
Naschy died on November 30, 2009 in Madrid, Spain.
- La Herencia Valdemar (The Valdemar Legacy) (2010) directed in Spain by Jose Luis Aleman; filmed in 2008 in all likelihood.
- La Herencia Valdemar 2: La Sombra Prohibida (The Valdemar Legacy 2: The Forbidden Shadow) (2010) directed in Spain by Jose Luis Aleman; filmed in 2009 in all likelihood.
- Empusa (2012) vampire film directed in Spain by Paul Naschy in 2009. Film was co-written by Paul Naschy and Carlos Aured, co-starring Paul Naschy & Antonio Mayans
The only horror film actor who ever portrayed Dracula, The Mummy, The Frankenstein Monster, Fu Manchu, the Hunchback, Rasputin, a Warlock, a Zombie, a medieval Inquisitor and a Serial Killer and a Werewolf in 15 different films, died on November 30, 2009 from pancreatic cancer in Madrid.
- Publisher of the "Muchas Gracias, Senor Lobo" hardcover
- Naschy, Paul. Paul Naschy: Memoirs of a Wolfman. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 1-887664-38-6.
- Paul Naschy at the Internet Movie Database
- The Mark of Naschy
- Santo And Friends (filmography of Mexican horror films)
- Biography on (re)Search my Trash