15 December, 2006

10 Best Lists: Douglas Waltz


My friend David Z. told me about your blog and that you're looking for other people to post their top ten Franco lists.
Here are mine:

A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD - Without a doubt one of my favorite flicks of all time. The lead actress who, when I talked to Jess, is not really named Christina VonBlanc. Beautiful and innocent. The whole film plays off of her.

SADIST OF NOTRE DAME - A realize a lot of people prefer EXORCISM, but I saw this first and it is such a bizarre film and Franco is magnificent as the madman. Plus, the ending of him walking out of the church into police custody is so much more real than the other ending.

VENUS IN FURS _ Such a twisted, great looking film. Kinski stares down the camera and wins everytime.

SNAKEWOMAN - Jess' newest feature and it treads some familiar ground, but he delivers a wild story with gorgeous settings and Carmen Montes as the titular character is simply hypnotic. Franco uses a lot of first person camerawork and her gaze demands that you look at her.

VAMPYROS LESBOS - The wild music score, Soledad Miranda and the cool imagery of the film makes this a must see and one that I can watch over and over again and never get tired of it.

LOVE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN - The one Franco flick that my wife actually enjoys watching. Gad! Did I marry the right woman or what??

BLUE RITA - A beautifully shot, twisted mindfuck of a film. Nuff said.

AWFUL DR. ORLOF - The first of many and Howard Vernon is wonderful to watch in this film.

ILSA THE WICKED WARDEN - Not a true ILsa film, but the elder Dyanne Thorne looked like she was having a really great time torturing th crap out of these women. The template for all WIP flicks.

DR. WONG"S VIRTUAL HELL - Franco as Wong with an atrocious accent. The wild color schemes and Howard Vernon from beyond the grave in a part that will leave your head spinning. Probably the most fun Franco film that I have seen in quite some time.

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