Glenn Danzig Shares the First Trailer for His "Vampire Spaghetti Western"
Sink your teeth into 'Death Rider in the House of Vampires'
Published Feb 08, 2021Glenn Danzig is finally giving us the first trailer for his long-promised "vampire Spaghetti Western" Death Rider in the House of Vampires.
The film marks the follow-up to Danzig's 2019 directorial debut Verotika, and the upcoming flick was both written and directed by Danzig, who also executive produced the project. Danzig also did the soundtrack for Death Rider in the House of Vampires.
The film stars Devon Sawa as the Death Rider, Julian Sands as Count Holliday and Kim Director as Carmilla Joe. There's also Eli Roth as Drac Cassidy, Ashley Wisdom as Mina Belle, Victor DiMattia as Kid Vlad and Danny Trejo as Bela Latigo. Plus Danzig himself will play the vampire gunslinger Bad Bathory.
During a recent Q&A [via Blabbermouth], Danzig shed some light on the upcoming film, saying, "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."
He 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."
As for the film's soundtrack, Danzig stated, "The soundtrack has been done [since 2017] and, of course, it sounds almost exactly like an Ennio Morricone soundtrack."
Watch the trailer for Death Rider in the House of Vampires via The Wrap below.
So far, the film has yet to be fit with a release date.