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Director:
Writers:
Jesús Franco (idea) &
Luis Revenga (idea) ...
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Release Date:
March 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Her last kiss...a horror worse than dying See more »
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lesbian spies, a mad scientist make for 60's Euro-sleaze See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Janine Reynaud ... Diana (as Janine Renaud)
Rosanna Yanni ... Regina (as Rossana Yanni)
Chris Howland ... Francis McClune
Michel Lemoine ... Jacques Maurier
Manuel Velasco ... Andy (as Manolo Velasco)
Manolo Otero ... Dimitri (as Manuel Otero)
Ana Casares ... Linda
Adrian Hoven ... Eric Vicas
Marta Reves ... Irina
Barta Barri ... Inspektor Kramer
María Antonia Redondo ... Bulumba

Jesús Franco ... Abilene's Contact Man
Dorit Dom ... Anita (as Maria Dom)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando de Rojas
Carlos Mendy
Gregorio de Mora ... Andros
Nélida Quiroga
Caroline Rivière

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
 
Writing credits
Jesús Franco (idea) &
Luis Revenga (idea)

Jesús Franco (screenplay) &
Luis Revenga (screenplay)

Karl Heinz Mannchen  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Pier A. Caminnecci .... associate producer
Adrian Hoven .... producer
José López Moreno .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry van Rooyen 
 
Cinematography by
Jorge Herrero 
Franz Hofer 
 
Film Editing by
Francisco García Velázquez 
María Luisa Soriano  (as Maruja Soriano)
 
Art Direction by
Graf Pilati 
Carlos Viudes 
 
Production Management
Karl Heinz Mannchen .... production manager (as Karl-Heinz Mannchen)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Lara Polop .... assistant director
 
Music Department
Daniel White .... composer: additional music (uncredited in German version)
 
Other crew
C.M. Wakefield .... director of dialogue
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kiss Me Monster" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
Spain:87 min | USA:75 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (1995 VHS release) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:R
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
lesbian spies, a mad scientist make for 60's Euro-sleaze, 29 January 2001
Author: silentgpaleo from silentgpaleo@hotmail.com

When one of the first scene of a film contains the line, "Well, let me tell you the story about what happened," you know that you're in for a classic. This is that kind of classic. KISS ME MONSTER is a short, sometimes dull, and always sleazy film that makes you wish there were still drive-ins. How else could this have made it into theaters, except for maybe a few grindhouses.

KISS ME MONSTER is a hodge-podge of cliches, lots of red herrings, and a plot that is practically indescribable. In fact, I'm not sure if there really is a plot, just a series of scenes that are excuses to show the two female leads in different stages of undress. The dialogue is ridiculous (to be fair, this may be the fault of the below-par dubbing), and the characters are mostly unlikable.

But, in its own cynical yet silly way, the film has its charms. The blonde lead is very attractive, and she gives karate-chops, too. Plus, Jesus Franco, as cheap a director as he is, usually accomplishes come good photography. Plus, some of the jazz on the soundtrack is pretty good.

I liked KISS ME MONSTER, but for all the wrong reasons. I laughed out-loud so many times, I kept wondering if it was supposed to be funny. Alas, I don't think so. If anyone can explain how the plot leads to the island with the mad scientist, please let me know. Because I was scratching my head the whole time...

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