Saturday, January 28, 2012

Horror Rises From Spain

For over a year and a half the lovely and talented Elena has hosted an English language internet radio show that focuses on Spanish horror. Titled 'Horror Rises From Spain' it has been hosted on the site Cult Radio-A-Go-Go since its inception but a few weeks ago Elena broke from from that carrier's restrictive broadcast policies. That means that you can now hear every single episode whenever you want by simply downloading the show as an MP3! No longer do you need to be in front of your computer at a specific time on Saturday to listen to Elena's interviews, reviews and often wild music choices. Now you can check them out as you wish.

I can recommend the entire run - not just the excellent BLIND DEAD episodes David Z and I guested on back last summer - for some great insight into Spanish Horror and a stunning amount of information on some of the classics of the genre. If nothing else, Elena should be up for some kind of award for her two part interview with the fine actor and Naschy co-star Antonio Mayans. Getting him on record about his career is a truly important addition to the history of European horror filmmaking.

But don't take my word for it. Follow the link below and grab the shows yourself. You'll get a kick out of hearing from a lady in Madrid who knows her stuff and loves what her native country has contributed to the world of fantastic cinema. Her enthusiasm and good humor will keep you entertained and coming back for more.



jbeeching said...

Agreed- Elena does a WONDERFUL job of covering all kinds of European films and the people behind them. I was lucky enough to have been asked to be on a few of her shows to give my perspective on some of the people involved in the genre (our shows covered Juan Piquer Smith & a two-part episode giving an overview of the "Coffin Joe" films)...

I'm very glad that she's decided to post those older shows & I'm looking forward to the time when she starts producing new shows again... her perspective is already missed!

Jeff Beeching
"Kitschen Sink Radio"

Brad said...

Just listened to your appearances concerning the last two Blind Dead films. You had some great ideas concerning future Blind Dead films. I would have liked to see them. Especially the every 7 years they claim 7 victims. That's good stuff.