Eugenio Martin, one of Spanish cinema’s most eclectic filmmakers, has died at the age of 97., Responsible for one of the most unique filmographies in the industry, his work has been appreciated by colleagues such as Alex de la Iglesia hey Quentin Tarantino who is said to have hallucinated at a 1997 screening of SitgesPanic on the Trans-Siberian‘ (1972), Perhaps his most internationally known film, in which the protagonist of ‘Barbarian’, Justin Long appeared in an episode of the series ‘Creepshow’.
From science fiction to Julio Iglesias
Martin, who sometimes signed his work as Herbert Martin, Martin Herbert or Jean Martin Best remembered for the film starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Also a co-production shot in English, Tele Savalas, the legendary Kojak, Alberto de Mendoza, Julio Peña, Silvia Tortosa and Helga Laine. It was a box office success with a collection of 26 million pesetas and 755,427 viewers.
More than a source of inspiration for ‘Panic on the Trans-Siberian’ was John W Campbell’s sci-fi story ‘Who Goes Here’, adapted by Howard Hawks into ‘The Enigma of Another World’ and later by John Carpenter went. in ‘La Cosa’, with which he shares Closed environment with an icy exterior and frozen alien monsters occupying the body About his victims, that’s more or less how Hammer would have taken the text into cinema.
His other great horror title was ‘a candle for the devil‘ with Aurora Bautista and Esperanza Roy, Martin was born in Ceuta in 1925 and shortly afterward moved to Grenada, where he was an assistant director to British Guy Hamilton and Michel Anderson and also worked with American Raymond Nicholls. He started with single party’ in the 1960s, and went behind the camera in such prestigious productions as spaghetti western ‘a man’s price’ and, Life goes on’ None other than him… Julio Iglesias, according to one of his songs.
He was popular even at that time. ,A Fabulous Woman’, with Lola Flores or ‘The Girl from the Red Mill’ with Marisol. His latest work, ‘La Sal de la Vida’, premiered in 1996. Among his other films, this one is worth highlighting’Leandras’ (1969), interpreted by Rocio Durcal and Alfredo Landa and José Sztornil. In his filmography, pirates, zombies and aliens are mixed with popular idols. A declassified filmography in which his horror films crossed boundaries,