Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1930-05-12
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Of Cuban and Mexican parentage, Franco was born in Madrid and studied at the city's Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográficas and the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in Paris. He began his career in 1954 (aged 24) as an assistant director in the Spanish film industry, performing many tasks including composing music for some of the films as well as co-writing a number of the screenplays. He assisted a number of directors such as Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, León Klimovsky and Juan Antonio Bardem. After working on more than 20 films, he decided to get into directing films in 1959, making a few musicals and a crime drama called Red Lips. In 1960, Franco took Marius Lesoeur and Sergio Newman, two producer friends, to a cinema to see the newly released Hammer horror film The Brides of Dracula and the three men decided to get into the horror film business. His career took off in 1961 with The Awful Dr. Orloff (a.k.a. Gritos en la noche), which received wide distribution in the United States and the UK. Franco wrote and directed Orloff, and even supplied some of the music for the film. In the mid-1960s, he went on to direct two other horror films, then proceeded to turn out a number of James Bond-like spy thrillers and softcore sex films based on the works of the Marquis de Sade (which remained one of his major influences throughout his career). Although he had some American box office success with Succubus (1968), 99 Women (1969) and two 1970 Christopher Lee films – The Bloody Judge and Count Dracula – he never achieved wide commercial success. Many of his films were only distributed in Europe, and most of them were never dubbed into English. After discovering Soledad Miranda (he first used her in his Count Dracula), Franco moved from Spain to France in 1969 so that he could make more violent and erotic films free of the strict censorship in Spain, and it was at this point that his career began to go downhill commercially as he turned to low-budget filmmaking with an accent on adult material. Soledad Miranda starred in a series of six erotic thrillers for Franco, all made within a one-year period (including Vampyros Lesbos), after which she was killed in a tragic automobile accident in Portugal in 1970, just as her career was taking off. A year or two after Soledad Miranda died, a grieving Franco discovered a new leading lady in actress Lina Romay. At the time, the teenage Romay was married to a young actor/photographer named Ramon Ardid, but as she and Franco became more involved in their film projects together over the years, her marriage to Ramon ended in divorce around 1975. Franco was married at the time to Nicole Guettard (their marriage running approximately from 1962 through 1980), Ms. Guettard being gradually replaced in Franco's life by Lina Romay (Nicole worked as a script consultant on many of Franco's films while they were married, and even acted in a few of them. Her daughter from an earlier marriage, Caroline Riviere, also appeared in a few Franco films in the early 1970s (including the risque Exorcisme and The Perverse Countess)). Franco and Lina Romay worked together for 40 years, and lived together from 1980 onward, although they were only officially married on 25 April 2008. Until her death in 2012 (from cancer at age 57), Romay was his most regular actress, as well as his life companion and muse. Although Romay was listed in the credits of several films as a co-director, actor Antonio Mayans stated in a recent interview that Franco used to credit her in that manner for business reasons, although she never actually co-directed any of their films together. Although he produced a number of relatively successful horror films in the early 1970s (Dracula vs. Frankenstein, The Bare-Breasted Countess, A Virgin Among the Living Dead), many people in the industry considered him a porn director due to the huge number of X-rated adult films he began turning out (even his 1970s horror films featured abundant nudity). Franco returned to low-budget horror in a brief comeback period from 1980–1983 (Mondo Cannibale, Bloody Moon, Oasis of the Zombies, Revenge in the House of Usher), but after 1983, his career took a second downturn as he returned to making mostly pornographic films, most of which left nothing to the imagination. In his later years, he did, however, get the opportunity to turn out two rather big-budget horror films – Faceless (1988) and Killer Barbys (1996) – both of which showed what great work he could still do when his projects were adequately funded. The entirety of his work after 1996 was direct-to-video films of very low quality, none of which were distributed theatrically. Romay died of cancer in 2012 at age 57, after which Franco died in April, 2013 from natural causes, at age 82.Franco sometimes worked under various pseudonyms, including David Khune and Frank Hollmann. A fan of jazz music (and a musician himself), many of his pseudonyms were taken from jazz musicians such as Clifford Brown and James P. Johnson. Franco's themes often revolved around lesbian vampires, women in prison, surgical horror, sadomasochism, zombies and sexploitation (including several films based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade). He worked in other exploitation film genres, such as cannibal films, spy films, giallo, crime films, science fiction, jungle adventure, Oriental menace, exorcist films, war movies, historical dramas and nunsploitation. His sex movies often contained long, uninterrupted shots of nude women writhing around on beds. Most of his hardcore films starred his lifelong companion Lina Romay, who admitted in interviews to being an exhibitionist. Franco was known for his use of a hand-held camera and zoom shots, which he felt lent realism to his films. He also was not averse to filming several movies at the same time, knocking together a second feature on the unsuspecting producer's dime. Many of his actors only found out years after the fact that Franco had actually starred them in films for which they had never even been paid. His main claim to fame, however, is that he managed to write and direct around 160 motion pictures in his lifetime, encompassing a wide swath of different genres, with practically no financial backing available to him. (Note* - Some sources which list as many as 200 titles in Franco's filmography are relisting the same films several times under different variant titles). Franco attracted a circle of bizarre but loyal actors and technicians who moved with him over the years from project to project (while receiving very little, if any, money for their efforts). Many of his actors were over-the-hill performers in the twilight of their careers, many of his actresses shameless exhibitionists. He frequently worked with genre actors Howard Vernon, Paul Müller, Christopher Lee, Jack Taylor, Ewa Strömberg, Soledad Miranda, Maria Rohm, Monica Swinn, William Berger, Dennis Price, Alice Arno, Montserrat Prous, Alberto Dalbes, Antonio Mayans, Britt Nichols, Pamela Stanford, Kali Hansa and Klaus Kinski, all of whom are well known to cult film collectors. Zombie Lake vs. Oasis of the Zombies. Franco was supposed to write and direct a film for Eurocine Productions in 1980 called Lake of the Living Dead (a horror film about revived Nazi zombies) but after submitting the basic plot summary, he had a falling out with the producers, Marius and Daniel Lesoeur, over the ridiculously low budget he was allotted, and the producers immediately hired French horror film director Jean Rollin to direct it (later re-titling it Zombie Lake). Rollin later said in interviews he only did the film as a favor for the Lesoeurs, and that if he had known "how bad" the script was, he would not have done it. He later deleted it from his filmography (the film did very well financially, however).The Lesoeurs later had Rollin shoot new zombie footage in 1981 to be added to Franco's A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973) for its 1981 re-release.Franco later directed another film for the Lesouers called Oasis of the Zombies (a.k.a. Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies on VHS) in 1981, which had a plot very similar to Zombie Lake (also involving revived Nazi zombies). Franco simultaneously shot a variant version of Oasis of the Zombies (on the producers' dime) starring Lina Romay and his "regulars" which was apparently released only in Spain, under the title La Tumba de los Muertos Vivientes (which now appears to be lost). Death. Franco suffered a severe stroke on 27 March 2013, and was taken to a hospital in Málaga, Spain, where he died six days later, on the morning of 2 April. He was 82 years old.
Movies & TV Series
Revenge of the Alligator Ladies
After the passing of director Jesús Franco the movie was finished by Antonio Mayans. It follows "Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies".
Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies
Al Pereira, the one and only original private-private detective, is fighting against all the shameless women on earth - especially the Alligator Ladies.
Le dernier film de Jess Franco
A documentary by Pedro Temboury.
The Rhythm of Jess
Málaga, July 2012. With a nonexistent budget, the legendary director Jesus "Jess" Franco faces, at 82 years of age, what will end up being his last shoot. With only four actors and three technicians o...
The film, released on DVD in 2014 as part of a boxset also containitng Melancholie der Engel (2009) and Reise nach Agatis (2010), deals with the everyday life of a man, Carsten , who works on the set ...
Crypt of the Condemned
A group of women are locked in a cemetery crypt, convicted of an old curse. This kind of succubi, lewd and wicked, indulging years pass all kinds of sexual pleasures.
Crypt of the Condemned II
100 years later. The condemned women are still under the spell of Fata Morgana.
Jesús in Furs
Retrospective documentary on Jesús Franco's film "Venus in Furs".
A company is interested in acquiring the rights to a cult movie icon Oriana Balasz's estate, so they send a representative, Carla who is given the task of persuading her heirs to sell the rightism. Wh...
Ban the Sadist Videos!
An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.
Lady Luck comes in many disguises. For ill-fated artist Johan Harker she took the form of Lorna, a beautiful woman with unearthly desires. Lorna grants Johan his wish for riches and success beyond his...
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula
The Killer Barbies are playing at Tivoli World, a Wild West park in Spain. Komrade Irina and Komrade Ivan Ivanovich arrive from Transylvania, bringing with them the "dead" Count Dracula to be placed o...
Antena Criminal: Making a Jess Franco Movie
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of "Blind Target", Jesus Franco's story of a woman who becomes a celebrity in America with her exposure of the corruption in her home country, only to be taken...
Call Him Jess
Another de Sade hommage by Jess Franco. It was original credited as "Helter Skelter Part One: Pleasure and Pain" but were never followed by a sequel.
A popular American novelist, who has written her first non-fiction work about the political infidelities and corruption within the tiny South American country of San Hermoso, returns to that very coun...
3 Movies · 1 TV Series
Eurotika is a Channel 4 documentary film on European exploitation cinema. The documentary is similarly themed to Pete Tombs's book Immoral Tales: European Sex and Horror Movies 1956-1984. During the 1...
Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell
Rachel Sheppard is a millionaire’s daughter, kidnapped for ransom and tortured in the weird and wonderful Virtual Hell of Dr Wong. Nelly and her toyboy assistant call on the help of the world’s greate...
A pretty American teenager from New Jersey goes on vacation in the south of Spain where she is unknowingly stalked by the vampire.
A former European actor Don Martin has retired with his disjointed "family" to his own private island, "The Paradise." After a few years, the entire group has disintegrated into shameless, selfish &a...
Lust for Frankenstein
Moira Frankenstein, the grand-daughter of noted mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein, has become obsessed with the work of her ancestor and she decides to pick up the family business where he left off.
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula
Down at the docks a very enterprising but dangerous element is making life miserable for Sheriff Marga. But she is distracted by a series of puzzling kidnappings that is plaguing her parish. Could the...
El abuelo, la condesa y Escarlata la traviesa
An action movie directed by Jess Franco.
Don Quijote de Orson Welles is a 1992 cut of Orson Welles's unfinished Don Quixote, edited by director Jesús Franco. Franco had collaborated previously with Welles and was asked to create a finished v...
Slave of Crime
Tsai Chin, the daughter of the infamous Fu Manchu, controls a large empire of vice in her part of the Far East. She decides to kidnap and, through erotic chemical hypnosis, coerce all the members of a...
A funny comedy set mostly on the beach where countless men are trying to impress various women.
A model named Barbara Hallen has disappeared and her father gets private detective Sam Morgan to go to Paris to find his daughter. Barbara's trail leads Morgan to a plastic surgery clinic owned by Dr....
The Last from Philippines
Two women and a girl of about ten find themselves shipwrecked and living on a not-so-deserted island. After one of the inhabitants makes himself known, romance and passion result. Yet, what are the lo...
Golden Temple Amazons
A woman, raised by an Amazon tribe after they killed her parents, seeks revenge on the tribe for their deaths by joining an expedition looking for the tribe's secret golden temple.
Girl with the Red Lips
A comedy directed by Jess Franco.
Fury in the Tropics
Two prostitutes in a small corrupt South American town, falls in love with a freedom fighter, posing as a guard at the local prison. Run by the corrupt Governor and a sadistic wardress.
Alone Against Terror
Melissa is a paralysed woman who is being taken care of by her two sisters. Their father was mysteriously killed when she was still a child. Somehow Melissa got it in her head, that her father is stil...
Trip to Bangkok, Coffin included
The colonel Daniel Blimp, of the secret British service, travels to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Brittish Ambassador happened during a holiday in his residence. Blimp receives the help of ...
Mansion of the Living Dead
Four strippers take a vacation and wind up at a Spanish resort complex that, despite the hotel receptionist's claims of it being fully booked, appears to be completely empty. After one of the girls my...
Dirty Game in Casablanca
Dean, a failed American writer, receives some unexpected news: his wife, who belongs to a wealthy family, has filed for divorce. Stunned, he decides to commit suicide. His initial attempt fails when h...
Bangkok, City of the Dead
An action movie directed by Jess Franco.
Judoka Shadow versus Doctor Wong
Dr. Wong (Jess Franco) sends his gangsters to eliminate Mr. Jung. The "shadow of the judoka" of Bruce Lyn (Jose Llamas) appears projected in the wall and swears for revenge. In the meantime, Lina Roma...
White Jungle Slave
A young couple go an a safari for their honeymoon but they are captured by the guide and sold to a tribe of savages.
The Sexual Story of O
Odile, a young woman looking for adventure, is seduced by her neighbors, but the titillating new game turns dangerous when two unsavory players enter the mix.
Private detective Alfredo Pereira is hired by eccentric couple Raden and Eve to find their missing sister, Adriana. Despite his limitations, Pereira soon finds the woman, but foreplay between characte...
How Much for a Spy?
A struggling composer named Juan and his bride Ana become targets of spies while on their honeymoon. The spies want to get their hands on Juan’s latest score “Butterfly 2” as they believe that it cont...
Pocho Martin's body is found dead on the shore of a fishing village. According to the forensic Ramiro, Pocho has been assassinated, which alerts the Commissioner Carlos (Mayans). Young Silvia (Anali...
Night Has a Thousand Desires
A telepathic nightclub act becomes the backdrop for murder.
The Sinister Doctor Orloff
The son of the infamous Dr. Orloff clashes with his father when he begins to stalk and dismember prostitutes in order to get parts to reanimate his dead mother.
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro
A group of adventurers head to a primitive tribe in Africa to find a treasure of diamonds and a beautiful white girl who was lost years ago and was made the tribe's goddess.
Princess Obongo, the Goddess of Unspeakable Lust, uses dark powers to ensnare a hapless couple of yuppies, so that she can imbue them with evil and conquer the world.
Confesiones íntimas de una exhibicionista
An erotic movie directed by Jess Franco and Lina Romay
En busca del dragón dorado
An action movie directed by Jess Franco based on Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Gold-Bug".
The Hotel of Love Affairs
A comedy directed by Jess Franco.
Black Boots, Whip of Leather
Al Pereira is hired by Lina, the wife of a wealthy man, to recover some compromising photos. She has sex with him by way of a retainer. In the course of his investigation, Al is obliged to commit a co...
The House of Lost Women
A drama directed by Jess Franco.
After repeatedly flaunting her peerless body to her servants, snobbish aristocrat Cecila (Muriel Montrossé) becomes the victim of rape. But the experience triggers a carnal awakening, full of socialit...
Cries of Pleasure
A man invites a woman to his house to live with him, just before the arrival of his wife who is coming back from the insane asylum.
The Night Of Open Sex
Moira – a beautiful and erotic cabaret dancer – is hired to impersonate another woman who turns out to be a secret agent who must receive an important message that contains the hidden whereabouts of a...
Blood on My Shoes
Agents across the globe take turns spying on and double-crossing one another in an attempt to locate a valuable formula encrypted in the music code.
Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8)
Felipe Malboro, a private eye, is contracted by a girl to find her boyfriend who has disappeared.
Oasis of the Zombies
In a remote desert oasis, a fortune in gold was hidden by the Nazis during World War 2. 50 years later, a bunch of fortune-hunters converge on that selfsame oasis. Imagine their discomfiture upon disc...
La Tumba De Los Muertos Viventes
El lago de las vírgenes
A man discovers an island covered in treasure. But when he attempts to fully explore island and collect the treasure, he ends up discovering some mysterious nymphs who seduce him.
Emmanuelle is recently reunited with her husband, but at the next party, she gets drunk and strips nude for his friends. He returns to his lover. Later, a sober Emmanuelle tries to redeem herself, but...
Revenge in the House of Usher
Upon arriving at the dilapidated estate of his mentor, Dr. Harker finds his former professor, Dr. Usher, radically changed. Instead of the reasoned scholar he once knew, a paranoid man is in his place...
Soon after newlyweds Olga and Michel set foot on the grounds of a notorious women's prison, they're arrested by topless guards and ushered behind bars where the warden quickly dismisses Michel but de...
Sexual Perversions of a Married Woman
Private eye Al Crosby is paid by millionaire Harry Feldman to take his place at a meeting with Emilio, a gangster. He is drugged and photographed in compromising positions by two hookers, Suzy and Bij...
In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.
The Sex Is Crazy
Adult film actresses get abducted and impregnated by aliens after appearing in a sci-fi porno in this outrageous sex comedy from Jess Franco. Knocked up with high-powered extraterrestrial sperm that a...
Miguel, a horribly disfigured young man, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes and then mutilates a girl. Institutionalized at a mental asylum, he is released five years later, into the ca...
The Girls Of The Copacabana
Three students Juanita, Jean and Hans bored with their life in Paris go to Brazil in search of sexual adventures. Las Chicas de Copacabana is a sexual coming age film from maverick filmmaker Jess Fra...
The Story of Linda
Betsy Norman is a happy assistant at a luxurious Spanish hotel. Shiela, the hotel owner, caters for all wishes of her clientele with another lucrative business, the brothel "Rio Amore" where clients f...
What a Honeymoon
Two newlyweds, Yolanda, an adventurer, and Simón, a young bookworm, travel to Banana Island, where they enjoy the days of wine and roses of their honeymoon until a particularly ridiculous dying man gi...
The lovely Laura, on a modelling job in South Africa, is kidnapped by a gang who carry her off into the jungle from where they demand a huge ransom. Two men set off in a helicopter to rescue her, litt...
Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie
Eugenie is the capricious daughter of a rich diplomat, living in a seaside resort in Spain. She exhibits her young and splendid body in the beach and night-clubs. She feels an incredible adoration for...
After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe.
Jess Franco film about a woman returning home from an insane asylum only to discover her husband is now living with a man. The two men eventually find a nun who's been raped and the three come up with...
White Cannibal Queen
A man is on safari in the jungle with his wife and daughter when the wife gets eaten and the daughter is captured by cannibals. Several years later he goes back to see if his daughter is still alive.
Women in Cellblock 9
A group of female freedom-fighters led by Karine Levere is caught by the warden of a women's prison, located somwhere in the South American jungle. None of them will reveal the secrets of their organi...
Convoy of Girls
Eric, a brilliant young German officer, is transfered back to Berlin.His superior officer tells him about his new assignment on the Russian front and then invites him to a luxurious villa. Gathered in...
Women Without Innocence
Margarita is found, naked and bloody in a luxurious house and is promptly taken to a mental institute. The doctors and nurses meant to take care of her aren't exactly who they seem and a mysterious fi...
Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties
Two pretty chorus girls, Cecile and Brigitte, who have been sentenced to prison terms, agree to undertake risky undercover work for Senator Conolly in exchange for their freedom. Investigating the dis...
Around the World in 80 Beds
This German “mondo” movie has a TV host (Esther Moser) narrating and introducing various sexual acts from around the world. This includes S&M acts, a class teaching masturbation, a man who likes to pr...
Swedish Nympho Slaves
A brothel owner is questioned in the disappearance of the daughter of a wealthy man after she is still not returned, or told of her possible whereabouts, after the $5,000,000 ransom was paid.
Ilsa, the Mad Butcher
Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile Ilsa and one...
Kiss Me Killer
A deadly look into the savage world of gangsters. The aftermath of a holdup turns into a game of deceit and doublecross. A vengeful woman brings about the destruction of the entire gang of ruthless ki...
Call of the Blonde Goddess
Susan arrives in Haiti to live with her husband Jack, who lives with a lesbian housekeeper and Olga, a nymphomaniac platinum blonde, introduced to her as Jack's sister. Susan begins to have nightmares...
Blue Rita runs a nightclub and gases and kidnaps men there for her pleasure and torture.
Edna keeps her younger sister Millie drugged and chained to her bed. The drugs have made Millie a nymphomaniac who's endless supply of men that Edna providers her cannot satisfy her and seeing her sis...
A group of women are kidnapped by guerrillas and brought to a jungle brothel where they are forced to work as prostitutes for the soldiers. Those who refuse to cooperate are decapitated by the cruel, ...
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun
16-year-old Maria is forced into Serra D'Aires convent, secretly run by Satanists. Her confessor is in collusion with the Mother Superior. Maria is tortured, forced into sex with men, women, and the h...
Barbed Wire Dolls
Maria da Guerra was sentenced to life in prison after killing her father who had tried to rape her. The wardress is a lesbian with no mercy or compassion. Maria is taken to a special section for menta...
Silence of the Grave
The film resembles a Ten Little Indians plot, with the crew of a Western film in post-production (who are staying as guests on an island retreat) cropping up as corpses one by one after the mysterious...
An adventure comedy directed by Jess Franco.
Lady Doriana Grey, who haunts her isolated castle, and her twin sister who has been driven insane after being institutionalised at a young age. In the mental facility, the sister is under the care of ...
A notorious gang leader named Mr. Winter who specialized in extreme forms of prostitution is forced out of Hong Kong due to increasing gang warfare. He settles down in Paris and starts to kidnap and c...
White Skin Black Thighs
A movie directed by Erwin C. Dietrich and Jess Franco.
Sylvia is a girl working the shifts at a night club in Cannes.
Jack the Ripper
A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
According to legend, a group of women escaped from Atlantis just before the destruction of the continent. They took refuge on a mysterious island, and founded a kingdom. Men who dared approach the isl...
Women Behind Bars
A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars where she faces...
A disturbed priest, who witness an occult ritual, thinks the people are possessed and start a private inquisition to exorcise the demons by torturing them to death.
The Hot Nights of Linda
A young woman is hired to care for an elderly man who lives on an island off the Greek coast. When she arrives there the man warns her that his daughters are evil and dangerous. The woman discovers th...
A private eye who's over his head in debt takes on a job snapping photos of his client's rich husband in bed with another woman. But when the husband winds up with three bullet holes that seem to have...
Central America in 1915. It is the age of revolutions.tyranny, captains and colonels in a small provincial town. often invaded by some revolutionary group or other, there is a brothel of which the Mad...
Sexy Erotic Job
A wealthy ex-playboy, Count Roland tires of married life to the sex guide magnate Barbara and decides to return to his old ways. He poses as a butler and becomes a servant to rich and beautiful women,...
How to Seduce a Virgin
Martine Bressac is released from a psychiatric clinic after a year's treatment and is driven home by her chauffeur, Mathias. She is welcomed by the demented hunchbacked gardener Malou and the mute ser...
The Perverse Countess
Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism in this Jess Franco's softcore version of "The most dangerous game".
Lorna, the Exorcist
Twenty years after seducing a businessman, a demonic temptress lays claim to the man's daughter.
The story opens with Celestine eluding arrest with a friend as the police raid a brothel. While hiding out in the hayloft of the Count de la Braquette's estate, she meets the hayseed handyman Sébastie...
Night of the Skull
Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the face of a clif...
The House of the Lost Dolls
A luxurious house stands in a deserted region, contrasting with its surroundings. It is a house of prostitution and its inmates are brought there against their will. One of them, Yvette, is helped to ...
Fifteen Year Old Captain
Dick Sand travels aboard the "Pilgrim" when, following dramatic events, the ship becomes without a captain. Fate has it so that, to keep all sailors in peace, he shall command the ship. All accept thi...
The Lustful Amazons
In medieval France, traveler Pygar tells he-man Karzan (Maciste in the French version) of his recent journey to a place called Antigua, and of its entire community of Amazons promising undreamed of se...
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
Dr. Frankenstein is left for dead in the woods. His daughter, Dr. Vera Frankenstein, hunts for his attacker: Dr. Cagliostro, a mad scientist who’s created a race of human-animal hybrids.
The Obscene Mirror
A nightclub singer is haunted by the ghost of her late father. The dead man summons her through a mirror, forcing her to commit a series of violent crimes.
A group of nuns become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.
Sinner: The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac
Linda comes to the big city in search of fun and excitement. What she finds is exploitation and abuse at the hands of a succession of sleazy guys. Searching for love, she enters into a lesbian relat...
Tender and Perverse Emmanuelle
After his wife, a concert pianist, is found murdered a wealthy man is suspected of her murder. But as more suspects begin to pile up this mystery might take it's toll on more than one participant.
Countess Irina of Karlstein resides quietly in a hotel on the island of Madeira, where she sustains her immortality by feeding on the life essence of men and women. When new victims are found fatally ...
A Virgin Among the Living Dead
A girl arrives from London to visit her estranged relatives in a remote castle for the reading of her father's will. After a while she discovers that they are all in fact dead and her decision to live...
Eugenie de Sade
Eugenie, a beautiful but shy young girl, lives with her stepfather, a famous writer specializing in stories of erotica. One day she happens to read one of his "erotic" books and its power so affects h...
Lovers of Devil's Island
A lawyer finds out that a young couple convicted of murder was in fact framed for the crime and goes to the prison with the hope of freeing them and learns the events that happened to the two from a f...
The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff
Amid the craggy, dusty hills of southern France (or is it northern Spain?), a woman screams in the night. Gorgeous Melissa Comfort (Mona Proust), a wealthy heiress confined to a wheelchair since birth...
Dolls for Sale
A crime movie directed by Jess Franco.
Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein
Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create ...
The Vengeance of Dr. Mabuse
Dr. Mabuse and his accomplices steal all kinds of attributes from a National Research Institute (including female staff members) in order to complete his own evil mind-control ray. Dr. Mabuse has thi...
Daughter of Dracula
Luisa is called to the bed of her dying mother Edith at Karlstein Castle. Before she dies, she tells Luisa that the Karlsteins are a family of vampires and that her ancestor, the original Count Karlst...
The Corpse Packs His Bags
A London slasher pack the suitcases of his victims before stabbing them to death in this adaptation of Edgar Wallace's 'Secret of the Black Suitcases.'
Part documentary, part mockumentary, part sexploitation, all Franco. Starting in the Garden of Eden we are taken on a voyage around the world that covers various rites of passage and cultures deflower...
Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves
Meet poor old Mr. Robinson who is so bored at home with his terrible and an annoying house wife and her Mother. At work one day, he decides to retire from urban life and spend the rest of his time wit...
An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.
She Killed in Ecstasy
A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to his death ...
The Devil Came from Akasava
A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!
X312 - Flight to Hell
A plane leaving the turmoil of a South American country in the midst of a revolution crash-lands in the Amazon jungle in Brazil. Among the passengers are a corrupt banker who is smuggling diamonds out...
Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.
A woman is seducing men only to kill them, and afterwards confessing about her crimes at church. A man, witnessing her visits to the church, feels attracted to her and boards an appartment near hers a...
Nightmares Come at Night
Diana Lorys, Collette Jack and Soledad Miranda star in this sexy thriller about two alluring dancers, Cincia and Anne, who embark on an erotically charged partnership. But when Anne starts to have nig...
The Bloody Judge
Horror icon Christopher Lee, who worked with Jess Franco on several occasions, plays Lord George Jeffreys, the infamous and merciless judge and Lord Chancellor in England torn by strife between the re...
The story revolves around Anne who is held hostage by an escaped maniac from an insane asylum. The fugitive forces her to tell stories to prevent her from getting help. Anne then spins a fanciful tale...
Eugenie, an innocent young woman, is taken to an island paradise where she initiated into a world of pleasure and pain controlled by the sinister Dolmance. But when she surrenders to her own forbidden...
Kiss Me Monster
It was shot at the same time as Rote Lippen Sadisterotica (1969), and once again features Yanni and Reynaud as statuesque “Red Lips” girls, a detective duo with undefined links to Interpol. It’s a pha...
Venus in Furs
A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.
Two Undercover Angels
"Red Lips" are two female detectives trying to find missing models and dancers. A pop artist called Klaus Thriller and his werewolf-like assistant, Morpho, are the main suspects for the murderers.
Jesus Franco's campy women's prison film is worthwhile for genre devotees primarily due to an outstanding cast. Mercedes McCambridge is unintentionally hilarious as sadistic lesbian warden Thelma Diaz...
The Castle of Fu Manchu
The evil mastermind Fu Manchu plots his latest scheme to basically freeze over the Earth's oceans with his diabolical new device. Opposing him is his arch-nemesis, Interpol's very British Dr. Nayland ...
The Girl from Rio
Sumuru, the beautiful leader of the all-female kingdom of Femina, plans to use her women to take over the world.
Marquis de Sade: Justine
Without a family, penniless and separated from her sister, a beautiful chaste woman will have to cope with an endless parade of villains, perverts and degenerates who will claim not only her treasured...
A Man, Eight Girls
A man runs a commune where he imprisons, abuses and tortures women.
Janine Reynaud stars as a nightclub stripper who free-floats through a spectral 60's landscape littered with dream-figures, dancing midgets and bizarre S&M games.
The Blood of Fu Manchu
Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders.
Residence for Spies
Ms. Pendleton is the commander-in-chief of a women's training camp for western spies, recently established in Turkey. CIA agent Leyton receives a mission, to discover and destroy an ennemy group opera...
Attack of the Robots
A mad scientist uses his army of mechanical monsters to control people who have Type O blood.
The Diabolical Dr. Z
A woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.
Death Whistles the Blues
Vogel, an important trafficker, betrayed two of his accomplices, Castro and Smith. The first was shot by police, while the latter was imprisoned. Fifteen years later, Vogel adopted a new identity and ...
The Secret of Dr. Orloff
A mad scientist creates a hideous monster to carry out his murderous plans.
Rififi in the City
In an unnamed Central American state on the eve of a crucial election, a young police informer working for police officer Miguel Mora bent on uncovering the shady works of popular politician Maurice L...
Paquita and her brother Venancio, both single and childish, live in a small town near Madrid. Their bossy eldest sister Ignacia, also an old maid, dominates them. One night, Paquita hears her sister t...
As the era of silent films finds itself at a close, four down-and-out silent film actors and musicians struggle to find work. Fate leads them to a former star of the silent era as she struggles to esc...
The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus
Jess Franco returns with another campy gore-fest featuring the strange goings-on in a tiny hamlet called Holfen. When women wind up knifed and gouged in the village, everyone thinks the deaths are due...
The Awful Dr. Orlof
Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed monstrosity who ...
Two girl detectives known as "Labios Rojos" ("Red Lips") outwit both criminals and a bumbling police inspector.
Estampas guipuzcoanas número 2: Pío Baroja
An award winning short documentary directed by Jesus Franco.
Queen of the Tabarin Club
In 1913 a family of traveling musicians goes to the house of a rich marquise. Lolita, daughter of one of the musicians, encounters the son of the wealthy lady.