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R.I.P Jess Franco

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Don't know if you are a fan, I can't say I am really but I do love a good wonky 70's zoom and the odd lesbian vampire.

Diabolical Dr Z and The Awful Doctor Orloff were cool. He made 11 films in 1972 alone.

Jesus Franco I salute your preposterous filmography!


R.I.P Jess Franco

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psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

I was never a fan, actually, though I did enjoy a few of his films. For the most part, they were just a little too bad, as opposed to "so bad it's good". smiley - winkeye A friend of mine is a big fan, though, and is in some serious mourning today.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, though!


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I sometimes find it hard to figure out if something is 'so bad it's good' or genuinely good in spite of bad elements. Maybe it's 'so bad it's good' if the film takes itself seriously but I'm still chuckling to myself thinking how on earth did no-one realise this is completely wrong. Night of the Lepus springs to mind.

There is a Hungarian kid on the film course who is an art house purist. I told him I could learn as much about human nature from watching a terrible film as a good one and this wonderful look of realisation spread over his face. I can't get him to watch Attack of the Crab Monsters thoughsmiley - sadface


R.I.P Jess Franco

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I came across a very cool but slightly messed up book and the lady that wrote it at a horror festival in edinburgh.

It's called 'House of Psychotic Women' basically a sort of semi-autobiographical look at mental women in horror and exploitation films. Thought you might be interested. Not to imply you're dangerously unhinged or anything smiley - smiley

I got it signed. I also, possibly unethically, got it signed by Frank Henenlotter who I spent about 20 minutes looking through it with! It was rad. I didn't have anything else for him sign...


R.I.P Jess Franco

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psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

Whoa, sorry I didn't notice this recent reply sooner.

And I am absolutely going to look for a copy of that book. Because it sounds awesome, not because it sounds like it could have been my memoir. smiley - winkeye

How are things these days?


R.I.P Jess Franco

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It's definitely a very cool book. It's been serving as a sort of shopping list of obscure grind house (Is that what you call them?) movies for me as well.

Not too bad here, trying in vain to get a summer job before I go back to uni and listening to/making music that is modern but with the express intent of sounding like the best/worse of eighties cheese. smiley - erm

How about you?


R.I.P Jess Franco

Post 7

psychocandy - Moderation Team Leader

Well, some people call them grindhouse movies, so that'll do.

I'm doing all right. Still plugging along at work. I like my job, I hate my company, and I am grossly underpaid. Oh, well. We had to get a new car recently. Someone rear-ended OH and did so much damage to the old car, the insurance company totaled it. At least he wasn't injured.

Not much else going on, really. Been hitting some zoos in the area and neighboring states when the weather's nice enough. We've had weddings and graduations this summer, too. It gets exhausting. When do you return to school?


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