Jacinto Molina, aka Paul Naschy, passed away on November 30, 2009. He was a guy I grew up with, with his ultra bloody and erotic horror films. He was the most important figure of the Spanish horror film industry, and his most recent films, like Rojo Sangre, showed that the man still had it.
Movies I've reviewed on my blog with Naschy:
Some movies I recommend:
-Curse Of The Devil
-Count Dracula's Great Love
-Horror Rises From The Tomb
-Una Libelula Para Cada Muerto
Dan O'Bannon sadly passed away as well, more recently on December 17, 2009. His influence is also huge on my life, being the screenwriter of classics like John Carpenter's Dark Star, Blue Thunder, Heavy Metal, Dead & Buried and Lifeforce, and with Donald Shusett, would bring life to films like Alien and Total Recall. He will always be known to me, however, as the man who gave us Return of the Living Dead.
Here's to Dan and Paul, hope both of you are resting in peace.