Sunday, July 08, 2018

RIP Santiago Moncada (1928-2018)

RIP to Spanish screenwriter and producer Santiago Moncada, who was credited with writing Mario Bava's HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON (pictured), Claudio Guerin's A BELL FROM HELL, Jess Franco's SUICIDE GAMES IN CASABLANCA and ALONE AGAINST THE TERROR, Juan Antonio Bardém's THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER, Joaquin Luis Romero Marchent's CUT THROATS NINE, the Spanish version of Sergio Martino's ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, Manuel Cano's THE SWAMP OF THE RAVENS and much more.

Moncada was virtually alone among Spanish screenwriters specializing in the macabre who produced work that was unmistakably his own, regardless of the director. He had a wonderful, playful way with psychopaths tormented by their pasts and tormenting of their present - if you haven't seen it, THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER is particularly underrated and recommended. Undoubtedly, one of the most distinctive voices in Spanish horror, gone at the age of 90.

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