Denis Héroux

  • Denis Héroux – Valérie (1969)

    1961-1970ArthouseDenis HérouxEroticaFrance

    A seminal Quebec erotic film about a curious girl who leaves her convent to explore the Montréal hippy scene, becomes a prostitute and meets her true love who doesn’t know she’s a hooker, that started erotic film genre in Canada.Read More »

  • Denis Héroux – The Uncanny (1977)

    1971-1980CanadaDenis HérouxHorrorMystery

    Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.Read More »

  • Denis Héroux – Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris [American Film Theatre] (1975)

    1971-1980Denis HérouxMusicalUSA

    The film opens in a puppet theater, where three audience members—a military officer, a taxi driver, and a woman on a shopping trip—discover they are being depicted as marionette caricatures against a backdrop of newsreel footage from the 1920s through the 1950s. They find themselves trapped backstage amidst bizarre circumstances … the puppet master is found dead above the stage, a gigantic plaster hand drops from the ceiling to the floor, and a deafening siren blares endlessly. The trio escapes from the theater to a beach, where the military officer locates the siren and kicks it, causing it to blow up.Read More »

  • Denis Héroux – Jusqu’au cou AKA Treading Water (1964)

    1961-1970Denis HérouxDramaFrance


    The adventure of a young university student confronted with love and the Quebec separatist movement of the 60s. Denis Héroux, who directed this film while in university, says, ”I realized my strongest characters, those who oriented the film almost against my will, were ardent separatist, sometimes even terrorist. But I was stuck with them and had to continue following them.”Read More »

  • Denis Héroux – Born For Hell (1976)

    1971-1980Denis HérouxExploitationGermanyHorror


    IMDB quote –

    “In My time as a sucker for obscure exploitation and trash movies, I have seen quite a bunch of vile and disturbing stuff. Yet it is rare that I am shocked about anything. After all its just movies. There is exceptions though, and Denis Héroux’s ‘Born for Hell’, with the weird aka ‘Naked Massacre’, is one of those movies that hit Me straight in the heart. Let Me just point out clearly that ‘Born for Hell’ is a excellent movie! But it isn’t something I really would be in a hurry to re-watch! It ain’t often I get such a bad feeling in the stomach from a movie.Read More »

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