Friday, June 07, 2019

RIP Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (1935-2019)

I regret to report the passing of this Spanish master of horror, responsible for the noted Televisión Española series HISTORIAS PARA NO DORMIR ("Stories to Keep You Awake," which produced 29 episodes between 1966 and 1982), and two great additions to the horror genre during the 1970s: LA RESIDENCIA (US: THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED, 1970) and WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? (US: ISLAND OF THE DAMNED, 1976). The son of actress Pepita Serrador and the legendary actor/director Narciso Ibáñez Menta (who played a most impressive Count in THE SAGA OF THE DRACULAS), he was the subject of early coverage in the pages of VIDEO WATCHDOG - see Alan Jones' fine coverage in VW #4 for a fuller account. He was 83 years old.

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