We interrupt our (not so) regularly scheduled “never got made” pieces for a tiny little update on a couple of rare unfinished titles – GODZILLA VS. THE WOLF MAN and THE EVIL CLERGYMAN – that have left fans wondering for decades. Footage from both unfinished films has long been sought after and it appears to have finally surfaced via the convention circuit. So let’s take a look at what is going down in fandom town.
This horror short shot in early 1987 under the direction of Band, with the two sequels filming later in the summer. Unfortunately, the anthology became one of several films that got caught up in Empire’s financial collapse and subsequent sale. Until recently, very little footage of the film has been seen. Stills emerged for both THE EVIL CLERGYMAN and the TRANCERS follow-up, but little has been seen from THE DUNGEONMASTER follow up. In late 2011 when Band launched FullMoonhorror.com, he announced a workprint of the film had been found. He teased fans with a tiny bit of footage and the promise that THE EVIL CLERGYMAN would be available to fans one day. Well, it looks like that day is finally upon us as Band is giving the film its world premiere at the Flashback Weekend convention next month in Chicago. Lucky fans will not only get to screen this rare 25-year-old film, but actors Combs and Crampton will also be on hand to discuss it. More info about the film’s premiere can be found here and info about the convention here. If you’re in the Chicago area, definitely try to check it out. Oh, and make sure to harass the guy running the Kitley’s Krypt table. Thanks!