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El siniestro doctor Orloff (1984)

The son of the infamous Dr. Orloff clashes with his father when he begins to stalk and dismember prostitutes in order to get parts to reanimate his dead mother.

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Alfred Orloff (as Robert Foster)
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Melissa Orloff / Muriel
Antonio Rebollo ...
Inspector Mario Tanner (as Tony Skios)
Rafael Cayetano ...
Andros (as Raf Smog)
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Malou (as Juan Cozar)
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Perico (as Teo Santander)
Maria Paz Uceda ...
(as Tina Page)
Maria Amor Olmo ...
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The son of the infamous Dr. Orloff clashes with his father when he begins to stalk and dismember prostitutes in order to get parts to reanimate his dead mother.

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Follows Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster (1970) See more »

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Written by Jesús Franco and Rebeca White
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7 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sinister Dr. Orloff, The (1984)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Once again director Jess Franco remakes his very own The Awful Dr. Orloff but this time there's the added glory of naked women and sleaze. In this version, Dr. Orloff's (Howard Vernon) son is going out seducing women so that he can kidnap them and use them as experiments to bring his dead mother back to life. I'm not a fan of the original film but I did enjoy Franco's previous effort, Revenge in the House of Usher (1982) as well as the future one, Faceless (1988). This version here runs pretty good, although nothing too fresh ever happens. Throughout the 82-minute running time we see Orloff's son kidnap women and then try the experiment on them. This is pretty much all that happens but Franco creates some nice atmosphere and there's a great music score to keep the film moving. Vernon appears to be having a blast in his few scenes as does Franco himself who shows up in his (for the time) popular "gay" character. Politically incorrect for sure but it makes me laugh. Viewed in Spanish without subs.


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