Book Review: Muchas Gracias Senor Lobo

Muchas Gracias Senor Lobo
By Thorsten Benzel
Published by Creepy Images, 2012.  392 pages.

Simply put, if you are a fan of Paul Naschy, then you MUST have this in your collection. It is simply an incredible volume packed full of memorabilia from Naschy’s films. Benzel has been collecting for a very long time and knows of what he talks about. And even if you’re not the biggest Naschy fan (God forbid) but just seeing these amazing pieces of art used to promote his movies is more than worth it.

Benzel originally published this back in 2006 in a small paperback version that was black and white. Since it was all we had at the time, it was pretty damn cool, getting to see some of these amazing foreign posters on Naschy’s films. But now, what Benzel and Creepy Images have done is just mind boggling. This incredible tomb, close to 400 pages, all in full color, covers 30 of Naschy’s films, showing us poster art, lobby cards, press kits, ad mats and more. This massive hardcover book (measuring 8 3/8 x 11 7/8) has over 170 different movie posters from these films, from 20 different countries. This book is like a time machine. Because I guarantee if you pick this up, an couple of hours will disappear in the blink of an eye.

The text is in German and English, which is a big improvement over his first edition. After a very heartfelt introduction by Naschy’s son Sergio, we start off on this amazing tour of memorabilia from the films of Paul Naschy. I can’t emphasize enough how incredible this book is. Not only does it keep Naschy’s work alive, but also these amazing pieces of art will not be lost in time. The price is a bit steep, running you around $75, but a chunk of that is because of the postage from Germany, but it is well worth every penny. I promise you that.  For all the information, head over to the official site HERE.

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