Glenn Danzig will be premiering his new film, Death Rider in the House of Vampires in U.S. theaters next month. August 27th will see the release of the film with two advanced screenings taking place in Las Vegas and Los Angeles the week before. Written and Directed by Danzig himself, “Death Rider…” is the second directorial outing by the singer. The first, Verotika, premiered in June of 2019.
The film stars, Devon Sawa as the Death Rider, Julian Sands as Count Holliday and Kim Director as Carmilla Joe. Joining them are Eli Roth as Drac Cassidy, Ashley Wisdom as Mina Belle, Victor DiMattia as Kid Vlad, Danny Trejo as Bela Latigo, and Danzig himself as the vampire gunslinger Bad Bathory.
The Death Rider seeks refuge at the vampire sanctuary after paying the fee of one untouched virgin.
Danzig spoke about the film during a screening of Verotika in 2019. He said,
“We just finished my vampire spaghetti western. It’s much different [from ‘Verotika’], of course, because there’s no comic book to follow. So we had pretty free rein in the movie… All the characters have like a traditional vampire name and a traditional western name… A lot of guest cameos in it — some friends of mine came in and did some cameos in the movie. It’s, again, based on the European cinema.
He went on to say, “A spaghetti western is, basically… The Italians loved American westerns so much, they started doing their own westerns. And they got Clint Eastwood and Henry Fonda and a bunch of other actors — Charles Bronson — to come over and do these wild Italian westerns. And we eventually started calling them spaghetti westerns. In mine, everybody’s a vampire. So you don’t have to wait around to see the vampire — everybody’s a vampire. You don’t have to wait around to see blood — you’re gonna see lots of blood… It’s pretty crazy.”