3 user 29 critic

Los ojos siniestros del doctor Orloff (1973)

| Drama, Horror | 1973 (Spain)


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alberto Dalbés, Glenda Allen, Mario Álex
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After her recent release from a deep psychiatric care institution, a Libertine-styled countess goes back to her very evil ways and fixes her eyes on a pretty girl with the intention to destroy her after fully corrupting her body and soul.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alice Arno, Robert Woods, Howard Vernon
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A telepathic nightclub act becomes the backdrop for murder.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Lina Romay, Daniel Katz, Carmen Carrión
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A nightclub singer is haunted by the ghost of her late father. The dead man summons her through a mirror, forcing her to commit a series of violent crimes.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Emma Cohen, Robert Woods, Françoise Brion
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Estella Blain, Mabel Karr, Howard Vernon
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A mineral is discovered which can turn metal to gold or humans into zombies. When the mineral is stolen, secret agents are sent in to get the mineral back!

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Fred Williams, Soledad Miranda, Horst Tappert
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A Whodunit from the great! The investigation into the suicide of a young woman found dead at the bottom of a cliff uncovers many lovers of both sexes, including her Brother's sister and her... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Norma Kastel, Jack Taylor, Lina Romay
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alberto Dalbés, Evelyne Scott, William Berger
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A mad scientist creates a hideous monster to carry out his murderous plans.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Hugo Blanco, Agnès Spaak, Perla Cristal
Relax Baby (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Alberto Dalbés, David Rocha, Lina Romay
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Luis Barboo, Alberto Dalbés, Jesús Franco


Complete credited cast:
William Berger ... Dr. Orloff
Montserrat Prous ... Melissa Comfort
Edmund Purdom ... Inspector Crosby (as Edmond Purdom)
Loreta Tovar Loreta Tovar ... Martha Comfort (as Loretta Tovar)
Kali Hansa Kali Hansa ... Lady Flora Comfort
Joaquín Blanco ... Agent Michel (as John Russell)
José Manuel Martín José Manuel Martín ... Albert Mathews
Jaume Picas Jaume Picas ... Sir Henry Robert Comfort (as Jaime Picas)
Lina Romay ... Sweet Davey Brown's Girlfriend
Robert Woods ... Sweet Davey Brown (as Robert Wood)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

remake | See All (1) »


Drama | Horror







Release Date:

1973 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sinister Eyes of Doctor Orloff See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Manacoa Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Follows The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Open your eyes again"; sung in Helium C minor
28 March 2016 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The notorious Spanish writer/director Jess Franco made an incredibly large amount of movies in his career, more than two-hundred, but the vast majority of them aren't very good and many titles actually vanished into total obscurity by now. One of the very first films Jess Franco made, "The Awful Dr. Orloff" in 1962, always remained his best and most successful piece of work, so it's only logical that he never stopped exploiting the name of the main character. This is supposedly already the sixth entry in the Orloff series, but the story has nothing in common with the original plot, the titular doctor turned from a surgeon into a psychiatrist and he's not even depicted by the same actor anymore. The story of "The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff" definitely has potential and could easily have worked as a stand- alone thriller/horror film in its own right, but Franco nevertheless opted to link it to his best-selling franchise. The film tells the story of the young and beautiful but introvert and mentally traumatized Melissa Comfort, who's bound to a wheelchair since the age of ten and living with her uncle, his unfaithful wife and lurid daughter Martha. Melissa is plagued by nightmares in which she vaguely witnesses the death of her own father, which is why her family enlists the acclaimed psychiatrist Dr. Orloff to help her. However, Dr. Orloff seems to know the girl very well and has different plan with her. Soon, poor Melissa's nightmares handle about her committing gruesome murders with a piano cord and – surprise, surprise – the victims turn out missing for real when she wakes up the next day. Franco really did his best to deliver an intriguing mystery thriller, but the screenplay is unnecessarily complex, overly talkative and features far too many supportive characters. The members of the Comfort family have interesting but irrelevant backgrounds, while Dr. Orloff himself remains too much of a closed book. Too many of the supportive characters are too in- depth and receive more screen time than necessary, like the creepy romanticist butler Matthews, police inspector Crosby and the hippie neighbor musician Sweet Davey. The latter's full name is actually Davey Procop Robert Eugene Hutchinson and he also provides the film with a few repetitive and monotonous musical interludes. I watched the film in Spanish, and the only English words are the lyrics of Davey's song "Open your eyes again" which appears to be sung in a voice that is altered by helium. For a Franco movie, this one contains astonishingly little sleaze and perversion. I mean, this was directed by the same man who made dozens of obscene "women-in- prison" and deranged "nunsploitation" movies, but even the slutty aunt and daughter remain fully clothed the entire time! In spite of many positive vibes, "The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff" is difficult to sit through because it's so dull and talkative. If you blink at the wrong moments, you'll miss all the action.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed