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The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
"Gritos en la noche" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Conrado San Martín ...
Diana Lorys ...
Wanda Bronsky / Melissa
Howard Vernon ...
Perla Cristal ...
Arne
María Silva ...
Dany (as Mary Silvers)
Ricardo Valle ...
Morpho Lodner
Mara Laso ...
Irma Gold
Venancio Muro ...
Jean Rousseau
Félix Dafauce ...
Inspector
Faustino Cornejo ...
Jeannot
Manuel Vázquez ...
Klein
Juan Antonio Riquelme
Fernando Montes ...
Malou (as Fernando C. Montes)
Elena María Tejeiro ...
Ursula Camila
Javier de Rivera
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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 delights in biting his victims. Orlof had better hurry, though -- a young police inspector and his ballerina girlfriend are onto his sadistic practices. Written by Christo Hoffmania <choffman@reed.edu>

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2 December 1964 (USA)  »

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ESP 44,605 (Spain)
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Director Cameo (Jesus Franco): Man playing piano in bar. See more »

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Franco's most accessible film
9 June 2000 | by (devon england) – See all my reviews

I saw this, one of Franco's first films, late at night and although it was creepy and at times rather surreal, there is little to approach the weirdness of Vampiros Lesbos et al. But instead we have a well-crafted gothic fantasy reminding one of Universal or Hammer horrors, but ultimately surpassing these in terms of suspense and scares. There is also very little of the violence or nudity that characterises his later work (although I did see a slightly trimmed version). This is probably Franco's most accessible film and, although he has himself remade it at least 4 times, this still remains the ultimate version. And unlike just about anything else by Franco, it stays the right side of cheese throughout, relying on Franco's skill as a director rather than cheap nudity thrills. Definitely recommended for fans of euro-gothic horror, although fans of Franco's later more whacked-out work would have to prepare themselves for something making a little more sense than normal.


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