Spanish horror trend at Pera
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The film series includes ‘Gritos en la noche’ (Screams in the Night).This month’s ode to scary tales and dark nights by Pera Film in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute İstanbul continues with “Terror Pop,” a selection of Spanish cult horror favorites from the late 1960s and 1970s.
The series includes the film that started the Spanish horror trend, Screams in the Night, made by Jesús Franco in 1962, but it was the crisis of the late 1960s that forced producers to find cheap and popular formulas that could be distributed internationally. In this period, British Hammer films, Italian giallo, and Spanish horror all flourished simultaneously, often recycling motifs, themes, stars, and filmmakers. Films in the series also include hits from the three key figures of the golden age of Spanish horror: Franco, Armando de Ossorio, and especially, Paul Naschy. Naschy, a horror fan since childhood, with an interest in the idea of ‘wolf man.”