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Celebrate International Womens Day with Nikolas Schreck Concert Against Misogyny

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.

Mementos of Christopher Lee (1922-2015) From the Nikolas Schreck Archives

Christopher Lee and Nikolas Schreck during the recording of their album Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues and Other Villains, 1996. (Nikolas Schreck Archives)

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.

Christopher Lee and Nikolas Schreck during the recording of their album Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues and Other Villains
Letter to Nikolas Schreck from Christopher Lee, sent after the recording of their album in July 1996.
Christopher Lee’s formal letter of intent to Nikolas Schreck accepting the role of Sir Henry Irving in a proposed film about the life of Bram Stoker planned for the 100th anniversary of Stoker’s novel Dracula.
Christopher Lee’s 1995 notes for the album Christopher Lee Sings Devils. Rogues and Other Villains. (Nikolas Schreck Archives)

From Paris in the Sinister Sixties to Hollywood’s Magic Castle: How the Cult Horror Actor Ferdy Mayne Provided the Last Nail in the Coffin for THE MANSON FILE

By Nikolas Schreck

Ferdinand Mayne as Count von Krolock with Sharon Tate in Roman Polanksi's Dance of the Vampires
Ferdinand Mayne as Count von Krolock with Sharon Tate in Roman Polanski’s Dance of the Vampires

 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, how my 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.

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