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.
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
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
All citizens worldwide are ordered to tune into a live broadcast interview with Nikolas Schreck transmitted by Radio On’s Brave Ear program this upcoming Thursday 5 October at 21:00 hours Berlin time. Host Jason Honea will interview Nikolas about a wide spectrum of topics, including his upcoming October 14 Happening at The Hole in Berlin where he will give a talk on his practice of musical magic during his career, screen his 1989 documentary film Charles Manson Superstar, and celebrate the release of his new collector’s item vinyl EP The Futura Model, on The Epicurean label. Nikolas will premiere his new song on the show. Listen here on Thursday at 9: http://www.radio-on-berlin.com/?p=7340
Celebrate International Women’s Day with the official film of NIKOLAS SCHRECK’s 2014 sonic magic concert “In Her Thrall: Evokation des Ewig-Weiblichen” paying tribute to some of his most inspirational female singers, including NICO, MARLENE DIETRICH, DEBBIE HARRY, ZEENA, GRACE SLICK, DANIELLE DAX, AC MARIAS, etc. while casting an eternal musical spell against misogyny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHKft53rJzI
Pictured above, Nikolas performing “In Her Thrall: Evokation des Ewig-Weiblichen” in Dresden. Photo by Andreas Kah.
NIKOLAS SCHRECK & JOHN MURPHY on August 22, 2015 at NK BERLIN after premiere screening of the World Operations concert film “In Her Thrall: Evokation des Ewig-Weiblichen”. A DVD of the film will be released shortly. Photo: Julian Davis Percy
Nikolas Schreck conceived of and produced Sir Christopher Lee’s first musical album Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues and Other Villains. Lee narrated the audio tour for Nikolas and Zeena Schreck’s Hellhouse of Hollywood wax museum and also accepted the role of Sir Henry Irving in a proposed film about the life of Bram Stoker which Nikolas intended to direct from his own screenplay for the 100th anniversary of the novel Dracula in 1998. Below, in honor of Sir Christopher’s passing, are some mementos of Sir Christopher’s collaboration and friendship with Nikolas from our archive.
Life’s twists and turns, you may have noticed, have a way of coming full circle in the most unexpected ways. When exploring that unfathomable black hole in the spacetime continuum we know as the Tate-LaBianca case, I’ve seen this pattern of synchronicities and eternal returns border on the mind-boggling.
Consider if you will, as Rod Serling might have put it when introducing an episode of The Twilight Zone, howmy interactions with the on-screen reel life and the off-screen real life of the late great actor Ferdy Mayne led to a decisive turning point in my understanding of the Tate-LaBianca murders. In honor of the karmic debt I owe to Herr Mayne for his groundbreaking assistance in my research, this, what would’ve been his 99th birthday, makes a fitting occasion to offer a few observations on the oddity of it all.