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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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surprisingly good
1 February 2003 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I'll admit I'm not a fan of director Jess Franco or his movies, but "The Awful Dr. Orloff" is an old-fashioned, black-and-white surprise. Orloff (Howard Vernon, of "Zombie Lake") and his bug-eyed henchman Morpho kidnap lovely damsels to use their skin in an attempt to reconstruct the scarred face of the doctor's daughter. Granted, the movie is long on talk, but the black-and-white photography creates a genuinely spooky atmosphere, and some of the Gothic images are worthy of Bergman. Franco does a good job of building a suspenseful third act, thereby redeeming the movie.

6/10


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