Jesus Franco

Jesús Franco – Miss Muerte AKA The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)

The film stars Mabel Karr as Irma Zimmer, a surgeon who creates a machine that turns people into zombified slaves. Ms. Zimmer is the daughter of a Professor Zimmer (a disciple of Dr. Orloff), who was hounded to his death several years earlier by four of his scientific associates. Zimmer uses the machine to control an erotic dancer named Miss Muerte (Estella Blain) who uses her long poison-tipped fingernails to murder the people Ms. Zimmer holds responsible for her father’s death. Read More »

Jesús Franco – La esclava blanca (1985)

Robert Monell wrote:
Of the eight other films Franco made in 1985 (half of them hardcore porno features), this very low budget adventure stands out because of an absorbing, multi-layered script by ace Spanish screenwriter Santiago Moncada. Beside writing Mario Bava’s HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON, Claudio Guerin Hill’s THE BELL FROM HELL and Juan Antonio Bardem’s THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER, Moncada has written and produced screenplays for a variety of European genre directors. Manuel Cano’s SWAMP OF THE RAVENS, TARZAN’S GREATEST CHALLENGE and VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST were all based on Moncada screenplays, not to mention the ultra-violent Spanish western CUTTHROATS NINE. This film was co-produced by Moncada and Franco’s Manacoa company. Read More »

Jesús Franco – Die teuflischen Schwestern AKA Frenesie erotiche di una ninfomane AKA Sexy sisters (1977)

Countess Edna Luise Von Stein keeps her disturbed sister Milly prisoner. Confined to her bed, Milly suffers from a deep sexual trauma resulting from being raped as a child by a muscular gigolo after she had surprised him and her sister in bed. Is Milly incurable, or is that her sister left out of their father’s will and Molly will be the sole inheritor of his immense fortune on her 21st birthday? Edna and her accomplice Dr. Barrios have hatched a plot to have Milly declared insane. Over the years Barrios has been injecting Milly with a drug that has turned her into a nymphomaniac. Milly’s only hope is Joe, the only one of her numerous lovers to have ever succeeded in pleasuring her, who has fallen in love with her. Will he succeed in rescuing her from Edna and Barrios, and will Milly be able to live a normal life? Read More »

Jesús Franco – La casa de las mujeres perdidas AKA The House of Lost Women (1983)

Desdemona lives on an isolated island with her strange family: her father Mario, her stepmother Dulcinea and her mentally challenged sister Paulova. As the only inhabitants on the island loneliness and desolation engulf all members of her family. Desdemona tries to ward off her boredom by taking long walks along the beach or engaging in acts of self-gratification. She often tries to seduce her own father Mario to engage in acts of a sexual nature. Their daily routine is interrupted by the arrival (by boat) of a robust male stranger who brings friction into Desdemona’s family. Read More »

Jesús Franco – Bahía blanca (1985)

Bahia Blanca is an obscure but beautifully atmospheric thriller shot on the Spanish coast. Part crime, part character study, and all Franco… (MondoDigital) Read More »

Jesus Franco & Lina Romay – Una Rajita Para Dos AKA A Crack For Two (1984)

Yet another hardcore film co-directed by Jess Franco and Lina Romay[Lulu LaVerne] As usual with a Franco hardcore picture, this film doesn’t go for anything sexual but instead it throws countless sex scenes into a bizarre story. The story centers around a government agent who is following a spy (Romay) who puts some sort of secret chip up women’s butts in order to carry out only God knows what. I had to view this film in Spanish without any subtitles so I’m not exactly sure what the chips were being used for but it doesn’t appear that there was too much to the story since the majority of the 83-minute running time centers on the sex scenes. For the most part these scenes are poorly shot and you can tell that the director was working on a very low budget. Read More »

Jesús Franco – La sombra del judoka contra el doctor Wong AKA The Shadow of Judoka vs. Dr. Wong (1985)

Review by Nzoog Wahrlfhehen
Dr. Wong (Jess Franco) sends his thugs to eliminate Mr. Jung. The “judoka shadow” of Bruce Lyn (José Llamas) is cast against a wall, swearing to take revenge. Meanwhile, Lina Romay and Albino Graziani, both of whom work for the British secret service, investigate Jung’s murder. Wong is also out to eliminate Macedo, a Filipino gangster involved in dubious dealings, with the purpose of having the whole market to himself. But Bruce and his judoka shadow (which does the fighting for him) interfere with his plans, leading him to send the beautiful Honey Eyes to do him in. Honey Eyes sets a trap for Bruce, but the latter is saved in the nick of time by the British agents. What follows are numerous fights and chases until Bruce and Dr, Wong finally meet, face to face. The issue is raised of a boat bearing a heroin cargo. The two secret agents find the boat, though this turns out to be manned by two corrupt millionaires. Bruce Lyn arrests them but then, on recalling that his masters had taught him to be compassionate, sets them free. Read More »