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Glenn Danzig Vampire Western Wrapped

Last year Misfits frontman and goth metal star Glenn Danzig released Verotika, his debut film and an “instant cult classic” due to it being seen as hilariously bad. Shooting has recently wrapped on the Glenn Danzig Vampire Western – Death Rider in the House of Vampires. Danzig spoke at the Verotika premiere in Chicago earlier this year: “My next film, which I’m hopefully starting this summer, is a vampire-spaghetti western. The soundtrack has been done for two years and of course it sounds almost exactly like an Ennio Morricone soundtrack. I think I’m actually going to do a small part in it too. Everybody in the movie is a vampire. So, you won’t have to wait around to see the vampire. They’re all fucking vampires!”
And as far as casting goes we know we have the veteran Danny Trejo, Danzig himself in a cameo role as well as Julian Sands.
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“We just finished my vampire spaghetti western,” he told audiences in Philadelphia. 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.”
“The Italians loved American westerns so much, they started doing their own westerns,” he continued. “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.”
Apparently, Glenn also cameos in his own film, though he’s quick to note that it’s a brief appearance: “It’s such a small part, 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.” The Danzig Vampire Western has yet to have a release date.

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