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An Interview with Walter Ruether a.k.a. Scarlet Fry on Nightmare Alley's German Release

by Mike Haberfelner

December 2017

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Your movie Nightmare Alley has just gotten a German release - but before we go into more detail on that one, remind us, what's the movie about?


Once dubbed "Creepshow meets Troma" - A ghoulish host relates seven macabre stories. Zombie cowboys rampage across the prairie in A Fistful of Innards. An evil satanic rat forces a man to do its murderous bidding in Rebellion. A scummy loser inadvertently sets himself up on a date over the internet with a vengeful ax-wielding ghost in Death Chat. A slim gal bumps off her jerky husband and feeds him to a gross fat slob in Meat. A homophobic punk dude butchers a gay guy in Closet Case. A fey and pompous artist bumps off his shrewish spouse and uses her corpse for his artwork in The Great Damone. A Jack the Ripper-style killer embarks on a lethal spree in Slash of the Blade."


This might be especially interesting to indie directors new to the scene - how does one's indie horror flick get released in Germany in the first place?


There are a lot more independent distributors out there nowadays that are doing limited releases. We crossed paths by chance & I just happened to have the rights to the film & they were interested. I think people overseas understand my humor better as well which always helps.


What attracted you to Underground Gorellectors Films, the company behind the release of Nightmare Alley - and/or what attracted them to you of course?


I loved the look of their product and the fact they delivered a killer package to the fans. For instance when you purchase Nightmare Alley you get a reversible sleeve & 2 posters.


From what I've seen, the German release of Nightmare Alley has an entirely new cover art - so what can you tell us about the cover, and did you at all have a say in the design?


They had their own guys come in a do the art & I can't say enough good things about it, I think the retro VHS design and the art is amazing.


What might be of much interest to everybody but especially those who already have another release of Nightmare Alley - are there any new special features on the new DVD?


Yes finally the official music video by Creepsville666 can be seen who is a killer psychobilly band from Arizona that will be included along with some other goodies -


Are you planning to release any other of your movies in Germany?


Not at the present time, I'm just focusing on the Nightmare Alley release.


You have recently also done a segment for the movie Grindsploitation - so do talk about that one for a bit, and how did you get involved with the project in the first place?


I got lucky & was asked by the producer to take part in it, which was a huge honor, it's now streaming on Troma Now TV and should be coming to Blu-ray soon. We did a great faux trailer called The Gardener.


Also, as of late, you can be seen in a handful of documentaries on horror, VHS schlock and the like - do talk about those projects for a bit as well?


I have been in VHS Lives: A Schlockumentry Part 1 and 2 which came out with Sub Rosa, & will also be in another VHS documentary called Plastic Tapes Rewound which will be a Ken Burns version, the documentry of all documentries. I worked for Camp Video & Even Steven in the 1980's, both of which have very collectible titles in their catalogues so a lot of VHS collectors wanted to hear my story. It was so cool to be a part of that time in the genre history.


Any other current or future projects you'd like to share?


Not right now, I'm just enjoying what I have done & am looking to do a book, a little something different than my usual stuff.


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Anything else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?


Thanks to everyone who has been a fan over the years, I'm not done yet!


Thanks for the interview!



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