Danzig’s Vampire Spaghetti Western to Be Released In Theaters In August

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Ever since the absolutely bonkers first trailer dropped in February, metalheads the world over have been stoked to see Glenn Danzig‘s new film, Death Rider In The House of Vampires, which the horror punk legend describes as a ‘vampire spaghetti western.’ Now, it’s been revealed that the film will be released late next month — and will see a limited run in theaters.

According to Bloody DisgustingDeath Rider In The House of Vampires will see a U.S. release in theaters on August 27th. Not only that, but the film will have advanced screenings in LA and Las Vegas as well. And given how much of a so-awful-it’s-funny cult classic Glenn’s first film Verotika was, these showings will undoubtedly be an absolute riot.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details regarding the theatrical release. In the meantime, watch the first trailer below:

In a recent interview, star Devon Sawa was asked about his role, and admitted that Danzig’s directorial style was not for the weak of stomach. “Listen, Eli Roth came on and he kind of talked me off the ledge a couple times because it’s like doing a movie for the biggest punk rocker in the history of punk rock. He’s Glenn Danzig, and things aren’t normal sometimes in I guess a good way? They were unconventional, that’s for sure. But look, we’ll see, everyone had a great time, it was just very unconventional.

When asked if Sawa had seen Verotika yet, the actor responded, “I hadn’t seen it, I didn’t even know about it. I did this movie in Winnipeg, and it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had in a long time, was this movie in Winnipeg. I’m saying, oh my god, I spoke with artists and everybody was there to work, and then I get this script for the Glenn Danzig project and I thought, Glenn Danzig doing a movie. This is going to be amazing, it’ll be all music, and this and that. And it’s a movie about vampires but it’s a spaghetti western and maybe it’s just I worked on SLC Punk and Idle Hands, and I thought this might just be fucking awesome.

“And so I just signed on and a couple of weeks into it I heard about Verotika and I haven’t seen it still but it is what it is. But the nice thing is that he had a great cast this time, and a lot more budget so we’ll see. I think I’ll see Verotika after I see [Death Rider] I don’t want to lose sleep at night for the next 60 days.”


Words by Chris Krovatin