Nikolas Schreck Interviewed on His Adventures in Horrorwood by Parallax Views

Ep. 36: Nikolas Schreck on His Adventures in Horrorwood

September 26, 2018

Radio Werewolf in the 80’s black comedy Mortuary Academy

On this edition of Parallax Views we continue the conversation with Nikolas Schreck from Ep. 35. In this portion of the conversation we delve into Nikolas’ adventures in Hollywood, or perhaps more accurately his adventures in Horrorwood!

We begin by discussing Radio Werewolf, the infamous L.A. goth band that Nikolas spearheaded as a lead vocalist. Nikolas explains both the both the controversial and sardonic aspects of the band, the misconceptions around Radio Werewolf, and the band’s appearance in the 80’s cult black comedy Mortuary Academy starring Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov.

From there we delve into Nikolas’ many experiences with Hollywood’s horror icons including Barbara Steele, the Dracula Society’s Donald A. Reed, Bongo Wolf, Vincent Price, and others. We take special care to delve into Nikolas’ relationship with the underrated filmmaker Curtis Harrington, whose arthouse horror Night Tide starring Dennis Hopper comes highly recommended by both Nikolas and Parallax Views, and Sir Christopher Lee of Hammer’s Dracula franchise, both of whom Nikolas collaborated with professionally.

Sir Christopher Lee with Zeena and Nikolas Schreck

Interview with Nikolas Schreck on His New Book

Ep. 35: Nikolas Schreck on The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema

September 24, 2018

This edition of Parallax Views presents the first of an epic three-part interview with the controversial ex-Satanist-turned-Buddhist-practioner Nikolas Schreck. In this first segment we take a deep dive into Schreck’s book The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema, which has recently been republished in a German edition entitled Luzifers Leinwand with brand new, updated material including a fresh introduction.

We begin by discussing how Nikolas first became interested in the devil and all his works. Nikolas recommend reading Satan Superstar, recently published by the UK’s Reprobate Press, due to it’s lengthy biographical interview with him entitled “The Nikolas Schreck Files”. From there we delve into the definition of Satanism and Nikolas’ critique of atheistic brand of Satanism popularized by Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan.

Then we delve into The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema. Nikolas discusses how The Satanic Screen was never intended as a simple “Satanists’ Guide to Movies”, but rather as a philosophical, religious, and sociopolitical reflection on old scratch through the lens of film. This leads us into a discussion of the new introduction for Luzifers Leinwand which details the many misconception of the Devil, made by both Christians and Satanists alike, in the Bible’s Old Testament. We discuss issues like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, the real meaning of Lucifer in the Bible, what “Satan” actually means, the “Divine Council” of Gods known as the “Elohim”, and much more.

After digging into these theological matters we transition to a discussion of the devil in pop culture starting with the “magic lantern”. We then discuss the devil’s many appearances in cinema from the silent era (The Magician) to the 1930’s (The Black Cat) and beyond. We take special notice of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (and to a lesser extent The Fearless Vampire Killers) and William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. Through these two films we examine the sociopolitical undercurrents that helped fuel the Satanic Panic. In addition we discuss the adult film The Devil in Miss Jones to understand the role of eroticism in Satanic cinema. We then wrap up discussing how the devil’s portrayal in cinema over the years acts as a cultural barometer for what we, as a society, consider evil during any given period.

Luzifers Leinwand by Nikolas Schreck Now Available

LUZIFERS LEINWAND: Frisch gedruckt und jetzt im Handel erhältlich. ”Im Verlag F. Sammler nach drei langen Jahren der Arbeit nun endlich erschienen: In “Luzifers Leinwand” erforscht der kontroverse amerikanische Musiker, Autor und Filmemacher Nikolas Schreck (Official) die vielfältigen Darstellungen des Teufels im Medium Film auf ihre jeweiligen politischen, gesellschaftlichen und philosophischen Bedeutungen hin.

Ein umfassendes und schön gestaltetes Nachschlagewerk nicht nur für Cineasten, sondern für alle künstlerisch, politisch und auch spirituell Interessierten! Hier erhältlich: https://www.stocker-verlag.com/buecher/vfsammler/vf-sammler-detail/article/luzifers-leinwand/

After three long years of work, It’s finally appeared: In ”Luzifers Leinwand” the controversial American musician, author and filmmaker Nikolas Schreck explores the diverse depictions of the devil in the film medium in all of their political, social and philosophical meanings.

A comprehensive and beautifully designed digest not only for cineastes but for all artistically, politically and also spiritually interested!”
– von dem Verlag/From the publisher

New Nikolas Schreck Radio Show 31 May 2018

Tune in, Turn on and Drop Out on Thursday May 31 9 pm Berlin time from wherever you are in the world to THE NIKOLAS SCHRECK SHOW as we take you on a time travel trip to swinging Sixties London featuring part one of Nikolas’s in depth interview with author and 60s expert SIMON WELLS on the impact of LSD on British pop culture & its psychedelic sound, and a radio drama featuring the thespic talents of the mysterious ANIA PsH & ADRIAN SHEPHARD as the voice of the Establishment. Groove to the way out wavelengths and freaked out frequencies on Radio On. www.radio-on-berlin.com www.radio-on-berlin.com

New Nikolas Schreck Book Luzifers Leinwand

As Mick Jagger said at Altamont after playing ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, ”Something very funny happens when we start that number.” So it has been with my forthcoming book LUZIFERS LEINWAND: DER TEUFEL IN DER FILMGESCHICHTE, the fully updated and revised German edition of my earlier tome THE SATANIC SCREEN. After many of the odd obstacles messing around with Mephistopheles always seems to conjure up, my publisher informs me that the book is finally going to press and will be available to you by July. Covering the full range of Satanic cinema and its interaction with the 20th century occult revival, it differs from the first edition in providing a definitive analysis of who the Devil actually is from a spiritual and theological perspective. My summation may surprise both Satanists and Christians who revere or despise the Devil for all of the wrong reasons. Stay tuned for special book launch events planned throughout the German speaking lands to be announced here. My gratitude to Werner Gut who shepherded the Good Book into being, and Saint Peter Hiess, who translated my scriptures brilliantly. – NS 28/05/18

 

New Nikolas Schreck Music & Performance Group on Facebook

We’ll soon be opening a new closed FB community Group dedicated to Nikolas’s music, recordings, live performances, radio show, and other sonic magic throughout his career. Nikolas and the NSHQ staff will post exclusive content there and keep you alerted to his activities. To sign up answer the Trinity of questions here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NikolasSchreckOfficialMusicPerformance/

 

Nikolas Schreck & Ania PsH Performance in NOIZZ Magazine


“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.” – Orwell, 1984
Atmospheric photo of ANIA PsH (prone) and NIKOLAS SCHRECK (standing in camo) during their recent performance of their collaborative piece ‘The Alcove” in Berlin on March 30 as seen in new article in German magazine NOIZZ. Stay tuned for announcement of upcoming PsH & Schreck performance actions to be held in BRIGHTON, UK later this month. Photo by Elisaweta Sorokin. To read German article see link: https://noizz.de/kultur/wie-kunstler-aus-russland-weissrussland-und-der-ukraine-mit-zensur-umgehen/w69wyn3

New Nikolas Schreck Interview in Satan Superstar Book at London Lecture

Those of you attending Nikolas’s 22 May Funzing talk on the power of magic, ritual and sorcery in London will also be able to purchase copies of the newly printed limited edition book Satan Superstar featuring an extensive interview with NS entitled ”The Nikolas Schreck Files” by our friend David Flint of The Reprobate Press. Nikolas will sign your copy that night. Advance tickets for talk available here: https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-the-power-of-magic-ritual-sorcery-16773

Nikolas Schreck London Lecture on Magic – 22 May 2018

 

Order your advance tickets here https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-the-power-of-magic-ritual-sorcery-16773
NIKOLAS SCHRECK TALK ON MAGIC – LONDON – MAY 22 2018 – Drawing on decades of practical experience and research into the ancient but forgotten art and science of magic, sorcery and theurgy (invocation of the gods), musician and author Nikolas Schreck provides an interactive teaching on how you can apply the theory and practice of magical practice to expanding your consciousness and changing your life circumstances. Dispelling the myths and fallacies about the misunderstood topic of magic, Nikolas also provides participants with pragmatic techniques to focus and improve mental clarity and achieve real-life goals effectively.
Venue: Lighthouse, London
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm

Announcing Nikolas Schreck London Lecture on Charles Manson 17 Jan 2018

Advance tickets available  for £12  here: https://uk.funzing.com/funz/ldn-talks-the-charles-manson-conspiracy-13719

Drawing on over 30 years of his first hand research into the mysteries of the Manson case, author, musician and filmmaker Nikolas Schreck, author of The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman, director of the film Charles Manson Superstar and a friend of Charles Manson since the 1980s reveals that the mainstream media narrative about Manson and the crimes he was convicted of masterminding was a cover-up to conceal the secret sex lives, drug dealing and organized crime connections of the Hollywood elite.

Refuting the popular media-created fairy tales about hypnosis, Satanism, race war, and the Beatles, Schreck details the previously hidden extent of Manson’s support from the LA music industry, the true nature of the crimes, and his own direct contact with Manson and many others connected to the case. Schreck provided a thought-provoking analysis of the way corrupt law enforcement, Hollywood, and the media conspired to hide the truth from the public. An especially timely discussion during a time when the true face of the Hollywood movie industry has been exposed by the Weinstein scandal, Schreck’s lecture will be more than an investigation of true crime. This talk explores the clandestine machinery that creates the consensus reality fed to the public.

Singer-songwriter, author and film-maker Nikolas Schreck’s initiatory application of music, ritual and theater formally began in 1984 when he returned to the West from a life-changing spiritual pilgrimage in Egypt to found the shapeshifting musical ensemble Radio Werewolf, a nine-year sonic magic operation which concluded in 1993. After pioneering early Los Angeles Gothic and deathrock with the band’s first incarnation, Radio Werewolf’s European phase was hailed by Christopher Walton of the band Endura for “simultaneously pre-empting and giving birth to the dark-ambient and ritual-industrial scene of the 1990’s.” Before embarking on his current solo career, Schreck has previously collaborated musically with Zeena, John Murphy, Kingdom of Heaven and Sir Christopher Lee, whose first album he produced. Schreck’s books include The Manson File: Myth & Reality of an Outlaw Shaman, Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left-Hand Path Sex Magic (written with Zeena Schreck), The Satanic Screen, and Flowers from Hell. He is the director of the 1989 documentary Charles Manson Superstar, and has appeared in several films, including Mortuary Academy and Usher. His new recording The Futura Model, the first single from a forthcoming album, was recently released on The Epicurean label.

Venue: Trapeze, Shoreditch

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

THE OFFICIAL ONLINE PRESENCE OF NIKOLAS SCHRECK