31 October, 2010


WELCOME TO MY HOT SITE: 2008 ... | http://houshot.blogspot.com/2008_10_22_archive.html
Vintage Video

JESS FRANCO COLLECTION ... | http://www.shockingimages.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=50

Rador Zaroff (Howard Vernon) and his wife (Alice Arno) are cannibals who hunt down females on their tropical island and eat them for dinner. Lina Romay is the next meal. Franco's version of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME and one of his best. Remade as TENDER FLESH. 

Jess Franco Halloween Horrors

 ... Jess Franco DVD - ZONADVD | http://www.zonadvd.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3750
NECRONOMICON/SUCCUBUS (1967): Jess Franco's supernatural/metaphysical thriller. An S&M performer (Janine Reynaud) is controlled by a Demon (Michel Lemoine) who orders her to kill jet-setters in Lisbon and Berlin. Fritz Lang admired this film.

Cool: Jess Franco's Succubus ... | http://thisisquietcool.blogspot.com/2009/11/jess-francos-succubus...
Here is one of numerous movie references in SUCCUBUS. I have counted over 100. How many movies can you ID that are referenced in the visuals, plot and dialogue? If anyone comes up with 100 movies referenced in SUCCUBUS I'll send them a Jess Franco DVD.

30 October, 2010


LORNA THE EXORCIST/LES POSS ... | http://www.retro-kino.com/News.aspx?Time=2010-6

The Devil is a woman and the woman is Lorna Green (Monique Delaunay). Patrick (Guy Delmore) makes the mistake of making a bargain with this female demon. Franco's potent, iconoclastic version of FAUST. The supernatural horror involves numerous revolting, indelible, transgressive, disturbing images laced with toxic eroticism in an seedy, oneiric environment (upscale Paris and the casino scene at La Grande Motte).  Monique Delaunay, Lina Romay and Guy Delmore are superb. The obsessive, repetitive, unnerving  guitar score by Andre Benichou and Robert De Nesle will really have you screaming for release just like the inmates of Lorna's spiritual dungeon. 

More frightening than THE EXORCIST (1973). A must see.

Those who have ordered the upcoming DVD will be very pleasantly surprised. Go to my www.cinemadrome.yuku.com website for more images (which can't be presented on FACEBOOK) and the latest DVD information. 

 ... Lorna, the Exorcist (1974 | http://thisisquietcool.blogspot.com/2009/12/jess-francos-lorna-exor...
The eyes of Lorna

Overall Lorna, the Exorcist ... | http://10kbullets.com/reviews/l/lorna-the-exorcist/
Lorna's slave

29 October, 2010

Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: PLAISIR A TROIS (1973)

PLAISIR À TROIS « EL ... | http://franconomicon.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/plaisir-a-trois/
Martine (Alice Arno) is released from the mental home

PLAISIR À TROIS « EL ... | http://franconomicon.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/plaisir-a-trois/
Martine introduces her next "victim" to the gardener

An insane sculptress, is released from an institution by her psychiatrist after mutilating a man with a straight razor. She returns to her villa's basement of horrors, featuring the tortured victims of her seductions and sadistic murders. Who will be her next victim?

Alain Petit wrote the adaptation of Sade's PHILOSOPHY IN THE BEDROOM for Franco which includes mannequins, stripteases, voyeurism, whippings, hardcore footage and much more. With Lina Romay and Robert Woods. 

I have a weakness for horror movies featuring mad artists (cf Corman's BUCKET OF BLOOD), and Franco has made a lot of movies about that subject. Franco would revisit the same Sade story with GEMIDOS DE PLACER.

28 October, 2010

Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: THE DEMONS/LES DEMONS (1972)

 VON CLICHY (LES DEMONS ... | http://www.devildead.com/indexfilm.php3?FilmID=1465

Haikos Filmlexikon - Nonnen ... | http://www.haikosfilmlexikon.de/filmeneu/filmdetail.php4?ID=6722
Burn, Witch, Burn!

th_68614_demons_b_123_571lo ... | http://www.forodvdmania.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=48275

Jess Franco revisits the story of witch burner Judge Jeffreys, this time played by John Foster [rn: Cihangir Gaffari]. The director first essayed this historical horror in THE BLOODY JUDGE (1970). Even without the commanding presence of Christopher Lee, I prefer this version. 

Standout scenes: Mother Superior ( Doris Thomas) giving in to Sin; Britt Nichols settling accounts with Lady de Winter (Karin Field) and Jeffreys by turning them into skeletons.

The iconoclastic acid rock score by Jean-Bernard Raiteux is alone worth the price of admission.

If you are a Jess Franco collector you MUST have the majestic X RATED KULT DVD set, which presents 4 different versions of this film with language options, alternate scenes, trailers, et al!

Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: EXORCISME/EXORCISME ET MESSES NOIRES (1974)

Mathis Vogel (Jess Franco) is a frustrated writer who embarks on a murder spree in Paris, killing young females and then attempting to sell his real life murder tales to an S&M magazine. In the meantime, a satanic cult comes to his attention....

This grim 1974 title was later reedited into THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME (1979). The opening sequence featuring Lina Romay being flogged and the scenes of satanic rites are very effective. Franco's performance as the killer is indelible.

26 October, 2010

More Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: VOODOO PASSION (1977)

Jess Franco's cod remake of I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE?

 ... Der Ruf der blonden Göttin | http://horror.com.pl/filmy/recka.php?id=919
A woman visiting Haiti has nightmares in which she murders people.
Is she acting under a voodoo spell or is there another explanation?

mit Jess Franco: DER RUF DER ... | http://www.christiankessler.de/jacktaylor.html
Jack Taylor contemplates...

More Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: L'ABIME DES MORTS-VIVANTS (1981)

 aime l abime des morts ... | http://arts.forumculture.net/gore-f59/les-films-de-zombies-t103-10.htm
French language version of OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES. 

 ... abîme des morts vivants | http://imcdb.org/vehicle_77119-Walid-APC-1960.html
Nazi patrol 

abime des morts vivants ... | http://www.kiki66.fr/slides/L'abime%20des%20morts%20vivants...html
I like this one...

Démo de L'Abîme des morts ... | http://www.scifi-universe.com/view_image.asp?img_id=16088&media_id=7...
See the Spanish version

24 October, 2010

31 Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: LA MANSION DE LOS MUERTOS VIVIENTES (1982)

Insane monks, who have been haunting a centuries old monastery, go on a rape and murder spree when a group of tourists become too curious.

MANSION OF THE LIVING DEAD ... | http://www.shockingimages.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=...
Don't Open The Door!

MANSION OF THE LIVING DEAD ... | http://www.shockingimages.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=...
What is it?

Outrageous cocktail of softcore lesbian antics, sexual violence and zombie imagery which evokes Amando De Ossorio's BLIND DEAD films. But Franco has a very different agenda, more disturbing and satirical, and his direction is highly atmospheric. 

Mansion of the Living Dead ... | http://www.downarchive.com/dl/the+walking+dead+1995.html

Makes a good double bill with Joe D'Amato's EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD.

23 October, 2010

31 Jess Franco Horrors for Halloween: LA FILLE DE DRACULA (1972)

 ... La fille de Dracula (1972 | http://www.foriegnmoviesddl.com/2010/07/la-fille-de-dracula-1972-je...
Murders occur in and around the Karlstein estate. Is the killer Count Dracula (Howard Vernon), who lies in interred in the basement?

The local police suspect is Baron Von Karlstein (Daniel White). Vampire hunter Jefferson (Jess Franco) finally resolves the mystery. Atmospheric (giallo style) follow up to DRACULA, PRISONER OF FRANKENSTEIN, with Howard Vernon returning as Dracula in the same bizarre get-up. Britt Nichols shines in the title role. 

 fille de dracula la ... | http://spec-film.ru/online8849/doch-drakuli

Britt's overbite....

la_fille_de_dracula.jpg | http://www.judexfanzine.net/v3/fitxa.php?id=820
Family, friends or lovers?

22 October, 2010

31 Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: THE SADISTIC BARON VON KLAUS (1962)

La Mano de un hombre muerto

 ... Sadistic Baron Von Klaus | http://rateyourmusic.com/list/panfilip/crazy_movies

The Austrian village of Holfen lives under the curse of the legendary Baron Von Klaus, a sadistic killer of young women who disappeared into the swamp 500 years ago. Has he returned to experience "the tragic eroticism of all the senses finally ending in death"? A black clad killer is taking out local women. The police and a reporter have their suspect. But the truth is more complex...

The stalk and kill sequences anticipate the Italian giallo genre (cf BLOOD AND BLACK LACE).. The erotic torture/murder sequence of the barmaid was very daring for its time and censored in Spain. Based on a novel by "David Khune"

Sadistic Baron Von Klaus ... | http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?revie...
Tortured to death

 ... THE SADISTIC BARON VON KLAUS | http://www.eccentric-cinema.com/cult_movies/sadistic_baron_klaus...
A person of interest (Howard Vernon)

 ... The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus | http://www.imagesjournal.com/2002/reviews/baronvonklaus/pic11.ht...
The swamp

Star 2 Stars 3 Stars 4 ... | http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/3380
Spanish version. 

21 October, 2010

31 Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: VENUS IN FURS (1969)

, Venus in Furs (1969)Jess ... | http://www.taringa.net/posts/tv-peliculas-series/6007457/Paroxismus...
Vintage poster

VENUS IN FURS (JESS FRANCO ... | http://esotika.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html
The witness

 ... Fest 2009 : Venus in Furs | http://fantasticfest.bside.com/2009/films/venusinfurs_fantasticfest...
The victim

esotika.blogspot.com | http://midnightradio.soup.io/tag/jess%20franco
The killers

 ... Venus in Furs if you can't | http://mondo-esoterica.net/Venus%20in%20Furs.html

 ... Fest 2009 : Venus in Furs | http://fantasticfest.bside.com/2009/films/venusinfurs_fantasticfest...
The sadist

Jazz musician Jimmy Logan (James Darren) is drawn into a realm beyond time and space after witnessing the murder of playgirl Wanda Reed (Maria Rohm).

Jess Franco's psychedelic fusion of jazz (scored by Manfred Mann), horror, erotica and destiny. 

20 October, 2010

31 Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: DEVIL HUNTER (1980)

19 October, 2010

31 Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: LAS VAMPIRAS

Alternate Spanish version of VAMPYROS LESBOS (1970). This is the covered/censored cut which also has a different musical score (co-composed by the director) and some striking images not seen in VAMPYROS LESBOS.  
vampiras_dvd.jpg | http://www.zonadvd.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=17938

jesus franco aka jess franco ... | http://www.filmaffinity.com/es/evideos.php?movie_id=181051

 ... Vampyros Lesbos Spanish | http://www.soledadmiranda.com/photos/vampyroslesbos/album/slides/001s...

Vampyros Lesbos | http://www.totalfilm.com/media/9761
Princess Nadine Korody

17 October, 2010

31 Jess Franco Halloween Horrors: BLOODY MOON

Alicante, Spain. The International School of Languages. Coeds are stalked by a bloodthirsty psycho-slasher. Who is the killer? 
Bloody Moon bloodymoon ... | http://www.cultreviews.com/reviews/bloody-moon/
German version. Jess Franco directs a slick, early 80s era slasher flick in the style of John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN and Brian De Palma.

 ... Bloody Moon (Severin UK | http://10kbullets.com/reviews/b/bloody-moon-severin-uk/
Dr. Domingo Aunous (Jess Franco)
 releases the suspect from his institution.

Bloody Moon | http://www.aveleyman.com/FilmCredit.aspx?FilmID=28231
Opening gore

 ... bloody moon dvd bloody moon | http://www.boulevardmovies.com/Bloody-Moon-DVD-p-17756.html

Bloody Moon Bloody moon ... | http://www.cultreviews.com/reviews/bloody-moon/

DVD Review* Bloody Moon | http://insomniacentertainment.com/2008/11/

 ... Bloody Moon (Severin UK | http://10kbullets.com/reviews/b/bloody-moon-severin-uk/
A little persuasion....