If you wish to go to the current Fangoria site, you may click the top logo, "Home" or "News" links. Or click here.
After spearheading the modern revival of Spanish horror with
the likes of ACCION MUTANTE and THE DAY OF THE BEAST, director Alex de la
Iglesia (pictured) veered away from those elements recently to concentrate on dark
comedies like THE LAST CIRCUS and this year’s AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT. Now he’s
getting back to the supernatural.
Variety reports that de la Iglesia begins shooting next month on LAS BRUJAS DE
ZUGARRAMURDI, a.k.a. WITCHING AND BITCHING, for top Spanish producer Enrique
Cerezo. Described as “an outrageous comedy, in the line of IT’S A MAD MAD MAD
MAD WORLD, but a horror/comedy” by the director, it’s about a gang of thieves
attempting to flee to France after stealing 25,000 gold rings, but instead
winding up in the town of Zugarramurdi, where they fall under a witches’ curse.
The cast includes Mario Casas, Hugo Silva, Carmen Maura (who
won a Best Actress award at the San Sebastian Film Festival for her role in de
la Iglesia’s LA COMUNIDAD/COMMONWEALTH), de la Iglesia regular Terele Pávez,
Carolina Bang, Secun de la Rosa, Pepon Nieto and Jaime Ordonez. “We have
brought together one of the most important casts in Spain in years, along with
the best Spanish film director,” Cerezo tells the trade. “This should be one of
the biggest film sensations in Spain for 2013.” Filming on the $7.8-million
movie begins October 1 in Zugarramurdi, the moves after two weeks to Madrid for
seven more weeks.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT NEWS, CONTESTS, EVENTS AND MORE!
All contents © 2011 Fangoria Entertainment