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

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Spanish version. 

1 comment:

dfordoom said...

A somewhat neglected Franco movie. I think it's one of the best of his early films.