period piece

For most of Jesús Franco’s first 15 years of filmmaking he was contending with a powerful set of artistic limitations manifest most precisely in the fascist rule of Francisco Franco. While Jess, as he is more commonly known, left Spain for more habitable film production locales the specter of Franco’s rule seems to revel itself in the director’s oppositional, iconoclastic relationship with cinema censors.

We’re still six months away from seeing Benicio Del Toro running around the screen in “The Wolf Man” but today the trailer has hit the web. The film is an update on the 1966 Lon Chaney Jr. classic and from the looks of things will do the original justice.