Julie rather sadistically tells her the story of Alaric, and then things go downhill again. From Naschy we see the evil that men do and the harsh retribution they that deserve and dish out. Paul de Marnac Paul Naschy is told that his wife Geneviève Julia Saly is suffering from a serious heart condition and needs relaxation if she is going to stay alive. If you havent discovered the wonderful Spainard horror movies starring Paul Naschy. This is the infamous Alaric de Marnac, last seen in , tracking down and killing his unfaithful wife. This episode is looser than our usual show.
Believe me these scenes alone deserve to be watched at night with candles or near Halloween. This house was built on its ashes. The soundtrack is very nice. Mabile is the receptacle of all the folklore associated with the Marnac family, especially the guy who opened the movie and whose sardonic portrait graces the wall: Good old Alaric, who in this version was not beheaded, but did turn to Satanism and got burned down with his castle. His plan is to scare the wife to death by convincing her that the ancestral home is haunted by the evil spirit of Amalric Naschy , a wife-murderer who occasionally returns from the grave to lay into unfaithful women with his trusty flail. Rest assured that there's plenty of blood and gore, topless babes, Eurobush, mace-wielding knights, double crosses, and excellent, unexpected jolts to satisfy any Eurotrash fan. Geneviève starts to see horrifying visions and her heart condition keeps getting worse.
I was once told that you had to endure the first hour and fifteen minutes of Evilspeak, the Clint Howard shower scenes and puppy killing, just to get to the cool ending. Was the American influence broader still? It´s, of course, practical fx. Right after Paul and Geneviève arrive, mysterious things begin to happen. Growing up in Franco's Spain, Jacinto Molina was steeped in American horror culture. This is the first of Molina's directorial efforts I've seen, and the opening impressed me. Another Euro horror that I've never managed to negotiate.
Nope, what we get here is Naschy who wrote, directed and stars satisfying his Hitchcockian leanings, but without abandoning the nuttiness and gore that makes his flicks such keepers. Nightmares, snakes and figures in armor appearing mysteriously in the night. It also enabled Naschy to play two roles: Alaric and a doomed 20th century descendant. Employing his usual modus operandi the mighty Naschy beds multiple women and plays more than one role which gives his fans even more to love. The best part is Lola Gaos as the housekeeper, really. Molina wisely opens with a stylish sequence establishing Amalric's viciousness. There are chokings, Bludgeoning , severed eyeballs, multiple face mutilations, an electrocution and even an axe to the gut with intestines coming out.
Finally the ending is where the films supernatural side really starts the shine. We slowly see the murder plots unfold and almost every character is plotting against one another. Panic Beats is written and directed by Paul Naschy. Those were studied models of speed and efficiency compared to the ones in Panic Beats. She can really turn on the scary when she needs to.
The estate is currently inhabited by Paul's aunt Maville Lola Gaos and cousin Julie Frances Ondiviela, billed as Pat Ondiviela. Dinner plates covered with blood and eyeballs. Molina's script and Aured's film borrowed from Mario Bava's Black Sunday the idea of an executed villain's curse coming to fruition centuries later. Το Gamato είναι το μεγαλύτερο σύστημα διαμοιρασμού συνδέσμων που έγινε ποτέ. Whether the femme fatale counts as the required unfaithful woman or not, who should show up to pay her a call but Amalric de Marnac in full armor, an embodiment of Paul's revenge from the freshest of graves? Paul Marnac Paul Naschy decides to kill his heiress wife with the help of the sexy and ambitious maid. There is a strong sense of atmosphere in this. After credits, cut to present day Paris, where Paul Marnac still Naschy is told he has to take his rich wife Genevieve Julia Saly away from the hectic life of a Paris socialite, or her heart condition will kill her.
This scenes bring back memories of late night creature features with horror hosts. This, of course, was not to be, but this film shows that he had the capacity to craft such tales and it is disheartening that he rarely got the chance to make more with this kind of creative control. But the strengths of this film is that though we dont get the true ghosts n ghouls till the very end. Much of what falls in between the bookending scenes of horror lacks the usual outrages that make me a Naschy fan -- though that bathtub scene is a typical showcase of the actor's sometimes misplaced vanity -- but the beginning and end should be enough to redeem Panic Beats for Euro horror fans. There is a legend that Alaric rises from the grave to continue his deeds. That is, Panic Beats is more a reprise than a continuation of the de Marnac character, an opportunity for Naschy to do again something that had proven cool before, with variations. There is enough to intrigue us throughout the rest of the film.
This tale gives Julie nightmares because we really needed something interesting to happen at this point. I highly suggest you seek them out now! In a nice change and for the first time Naschy plays a man called Paul, which allows Troy and I to talk about him as director, actor, writer and icon without flipping between different names and confusing each other. As the corpses pile up, the ghost story from earlier becomes true and the evil woman is then haunted and hunted down by the very ghosts whom she convinced the heiress were real. The acting is decent, the cinematography and editing is very good. Also peppered throughout the whole film are rather old-school, ghostly and rather fun dream sequences and scenes involving the husband and maid trying to scare and convince the heiress that the ghost legend is real. Panic Beats 1983 Review by My Naschyfication continues with this 1983 thriller that's a bit of an unofficial sequel to the triumphant , one of the first Paul Naschy flicks to place me under its spell.