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Jess Franco: 1966

Once upon a time, in the mid-1930’s, there was an English crime journalist named Peter Cheyney. Cheyney had tried writing fiction, as well as [more…]
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Jess Franco: 1965

Miss Muerte, also known as The Diabolical Dr. Z, is often referred to by Franco’s fans and detractors alike as his best horror film [more…]
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Jess Franco: 1964

Of all the films of Jess Franco’s early career, El Segreto del Dr. Orloff (“Dr. Orloff’s Secret”, aka “Dr. Orloff’s Monster” and “Les Maîtresses [more…]
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Help! It’s the Blair Heir Bunch! Part IV: Lovely Molly (2011)

Concluding our series on the modern follow-ons from The Blair Witch Project. This one has the strongest connection of any of them… ICONIC TALISMAN: [more…]
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Help! It’s the Blair Heir Bunch! Part III: Silent House (2011)

Continuing our series on the heritage of The Blair Witch Project: not just found-footage movies, but movies whose technique is inextricably bound up with [more…]
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Help! It’s the Blair Heir Bunch! Part II: La Casa Muda (2010)

Continuing our examination of recent horror movies that make a serious attempt at extending the subgenre made famous by The Blair Witch Project more [more…]
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Help! It’s the Blair Heir Bunch! Part I: Atrocious (2010)

Examining some of the most interesting horror movies of recent years that owe an obvious debt to The Blair Witch Project, over a decade [more…]
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Jess Franco: 1963

You’d think a cowboy movie by Jess Franco would attract a little attention. Yet the one quasi-Western he directed — which takes place in [more…]
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Jess Franco: 1962

An unnamed civil war, in an unnamed country. A truck carrying a shipment of fruit and vegetables is stopped crossing a bridge, and subjected [more…]
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Jess Franco: 1961

To review La Reina del Tabarín, Jess Franco’s 1960 musical, I had to watch both the Spanish and French versions of the film several [more…]

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    Jess Franco: 1966

    Once upon a time, in the mid-1930’s, there was an English crime journalist named Peter Cheyney. Cheyney had tried [more…]

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    Jess Franco: 1965

    Miss Muerte, also known as The Diabolical Dr. Z, is often referred to by Franco’s fans and detractors alike [more…]

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    Jess Franco: 1964

    Of all the films of Jess Franco’s early career, El Segreto del Dr. Orloff (“Dr. Orloff’s Secret”, aka “Dr [more…].

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    Jess Franco: 1963

    You’d think a cowboy movie by Jess Franco would attract a little attention. Yet the one quasi-Western he directed [more…]

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    Jess Franco: 1962

    An unnamed civil war, in an unnamed country. A truck carrying a shipment of fruit and vegetables is stopped [more…]

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    Jess Franco: 1961

    To review La Reina del Tabarín, Jess Franco’s 1960 musical, I had to watch both the Spanish and French [more…]

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    Jess Franco: 1959/60

    I’ve already written a full review of Jess Franco’s first film, Tenemos 18 Años (“We Are 18”, 1959). Tenemos [more…]

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    Operation: Jess Franco

    The (in)famous Spanish director Jesús “Jess” Franco died on April 2, 2013. I found out about his passing on [more…]

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