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Amando de Ossorio Net Worth

Amando de Ossorio Net Worth is
$1.9 Million

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Amando de Ossorio (April 6, 1918 – January 13, 2001) was one of the foremost Spanish horror film directors during the European horror film surge in the 1970s, known especially for his "Blind Dead" series.De Ossorio directed a short film in 1956 called "The Black Flag", then spent the next few years doing documentaries and commercials. In 1964, he was hired to direct a few innocuous westerns and comedies, then he moved into horror where he made his mark. Amando de Ossorio complained in interviews that right from the start of his directing career, his producers were always tampering with his projects. His first horror film, Malenka, The Vampire's Niece (1969), was written to be a psychological thriller about a young woman who inherits a castle in Europe and is summarily driven crazy by her uncle who tries to convince her that he and she are both vampires. At the end of the film, the uncle's scheme is revealed and explained by her boyfriend to be a hoax. However, after de Ossorio finished the film, the producers decided to make the uncle an actual vampire and added a low-budget disintegration scene to the English-dubbed prints' finale that completely contradicted the plot.In 1971, de Ossorio came up with the concept of The Blind Dead, a cult of blind, undead Templar Knights who sucked human blood, rode skeletal ghost-horses and were attracted to their victims by the sound of their heartbeat. The first film, Tombs of the Blind Dead, was so successful, he immediately embarked on a career as a Euro-horror film director. Three more "Blind Dead" films followed in quick succession.His 1975 Demon Witch Child (one of the many European Exorcist clones) is today regarded as an underrated must-see horror classic by most of his fans. In the late 70s, de Ossorio's name strangely wound up on a couple of x-rated adult films. (The Spanish horror film industry petered out after 1975 and, unlike the Italian film industry which rebounded with gory zombie & cannibal films in 1980, the Spanish film market never recovered.)He started to direct a cannibal film called Man Hunter in 1979, but Spanish director Jesus Franco was given the project by the producer, and de Ossorio gracefully bowed out. Strangely, many of the actors who regularly appeared in Franco's films also worked for de Ossorio, such as Jack Taylor, Monserrat Prous, Paul Muller, Fernando Bilbao, Luis Barboo, Rosanna Yanni & Kali Hansa.He also worked with Julia Saly & Helga Line, two actresses who appeared in a number of Spanish director Paul Naschy's horror films during the same period. Strangely, in 1980, de Ossorio began directing a historical drama entitled Los Cantabros (The Cantabrians), but he was replaced on the project by Paul Naschy, who agreed to direct the picture if he was allowed to start the whole project from scratch, working up an entirely new screenplay and hiring his own actor friends to replace the former cast members.Unfortunately de Ossorio's last horror film, the 1984 Sea Se
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Date Of BirthApril 6, 1918
Died2001-01-13
Place Of BirthA Coruña, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
ProfessionWriter, Director, Special Effects
Star SignAries
#Fact
1Began in films as a writer and assistant director after moving to Madrid, Spain in the 1940s.
2Studied painting and photography. Moreover, he also made his living as a painter of creepy images of the Knights Templar in his later years.
3Also worked as a journalist and produced radio dramas.
4Began his film career by making short films and industrial documentaries.

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El último guión2015Short inspired
The Sea Serpent1984screenplay - as Gordon A. Osburn
Pasión prohibida1982
Los cántabros1980uncredited
Las alimañas1976
Night of the Seagulls1975screenplay / story
The Possessed1975
La pazienza ha un limite... noi no!1974
La noche de los brujos1974
The Blind Dead 31974screenplay / story
The Loreley's Grasp1974written by
Boda en Lagartera1973Documentary short
Centro nacional de promoción profesional1973Documentary short
Return of the Evil Dead1973screenplay / story
Tombs of the Blind Dead1972
Fangs of the Living Dead1969screenplay / story
Pasto de fieras1969
Escuela de enfermeras1968screenplay / story
Arquitectura hacia el futuro1967Documentary short screenplay / story
I tre del Colorado1965screenplay / story
La tumba del pistolero1964screenplay / story
La bandera negra1956
Hospital de urgencia1956story
La ciudad de los sueños1954dialogue
Último día1952screenplay / story

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sea Serpent1984as Gregory Greens
Pasión prohibida1982
Las alimañas1976
Night of the Seagulls1975
The Possessed1975
La noche de los brujos1974
The Blind Dead 31974
The Loreley's Grasp1974
Boda en Lagartera1973Documentary short
Centro nacional de promoción profesional1973Documentary short
Return of the Evil Dead1973
Tombs of the Blind Dead1972
Fangs of the Living Dead1969
Pasto de fieras1969
La niña del patio1968
Escuela de enfermeras1968
Arquitectura hacia el futuro1967Documentary short
I tre del Colorado1965
La tumba del pistolero1964
La bandera negra1956

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night of the Seagulls1975special effects
Return of the Evil Dead1973special effects

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night of the Seagulls1975special makeup effects artist - uncredited
The Blind Dead 31974special makeup effects artist

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El bandido generoso1957production secretary / script supervisor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Último día1952Jugador 3º

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perseo l'invincibile1963visual effects

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Viento del norte1954second assistant director

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coffin of Light2009DocumentaryHimself
Amando de Ossorio: el último templario2001Video documentary shortHimself (interview)
Once Upon a Time in Europe2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Eurotika!1999TV Series documentaryHimself

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