Death Rider in the House of Vampires

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

One of my favorite genres other than horror(naturally) is Spaghetti westerns. If you don’t know what a Spaghetti western is, it is a subgenre of Western films produced in Europe (mostly Italy). It emerged in the mid-1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone's film's success. Leone is considered the father of the Spaghetti western. One of the reasons that made these films so popular especially in the US is the fact they had a smorgasbord of cowboy stars. The other was the gritty more adult-oriented stories and action. Some have suggested the name Spaghetti western is the equivalent of the grindhouse western. 


Enter Death Rider in the House of Vampires. Writer/director/singer/songwriter/musician/record producer  Glenn Danzig stated this is a Vampire Spaghetti Western. That is enough to draw my attention. 

Danzig himself appears in a supporting role as Bad Bathory alongside a cast including Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Kim Director (Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2), and Julian Sands (Gothic, Warlock, Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt). Danny Trejo and filmmaker Eli Roth also appear. 

Devon Sawa plays the title character, the Death Rider, with Director playing Carmilla Jo and Sands as Count Holliday who rules the Vampire Sanctuary. Danzig started a few months ago that everyone in the movie is a vampire. So I guess we won’t have to wait around to see actual vampires like most films.

They released the trailer recently. It gives me a From Dusk to Dawn vibe but in the old west. Is it too much to ask for a Cheech cameo? Anyway, Death Rider will open across the US at select theaters on August 27th.

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