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The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)

Miss Muerte (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 15 February 1967 (USA)
Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.

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(as J. Franco)

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(original screenplay) (as David Kuhne), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Estella Blain ...
Nadia
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Irma Zimmer
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Dr. Vicas
Fernando Montes ...
Philippe
Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui ...
Dr. Moroni (as Marcelo Arroita)
Cris Huerta ...
Dr. Kallman
Alberto Bourbón ...
Policeman (as Albert Bourbon)
Guy Mairesse ...
Hans Bergen
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Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.

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An absolute must for Francophiles!
4 August 1999 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best, creepiest and most stylish from the Godfather of Eurosleaze. "The Diabolical Dr. Z" is a semi-sequel to the classic "The Horrible Dr. Orlof" (1961). Dr. Zimmer, who calls himself a disciple of Dr. Dr. Orlof, dabbles in mind control with the help of a weird spiderlike metal contraption which injects electric needles into victims brains. After other doctors laugh at him and his experiments, he suffers a stroke but before he dies his daughter promises to continue the experiment. She visits a nightclub where an exotic dancer, Miss Muerte, perform a "show". Miss Muerte then becomes a zombie-like killermachine for Dr. Zimmer's daughter and goes after the doctors who ridiculed him. The film is loaded with sinister atmosphere, beautifully shot - a masterpiece of the macabre!


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