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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.


Jesús Franco


Jesús Franco (screenplay), Jesús Franco (story)


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Complete credited cast:
Howard Vernon ... Dr. Orloff / La padre de Alfred-Alfred's father
Antonio Mayans ... Alfred (as Robert Foster)
Rocío Freixas Rocío Freixas ... Melissal(La madre de Alfred-Alfred's Mother) / Muriel(Esposa del inspector-Inspector's wife)
Antonio Rebollo Antonio Rebollo ... Mario / Inspector (as Tony Skios)
Rafael Cayetano Rafael Cayetano ... Andros / Police chief (as Raf Smog)
Juan Soler Juan Soler ... Malou (as Juan Cozar)
Ángel Ordiales Ángel Ordiales ... Perico (as Teo Santander)
Maria Paz Uceda Maria Paz Uceda ... (as Tina Page)
Maria Amor Olmo Maria Amor Olmo ... (as Mery Olsen)


Alfred, the son of the famous Dr. Orloff goes completely crazy when his mother goes into a deep coma. Everything indicates that it was he who has taken her to this state due to one of his failed experiments. His feeling of guilt will make him try everything to revive his beloved mother. For this, he takes the example of his father and begins to kidnap young prostitutes that he dismembers and thus transfer his vital organs to his mother. Written by lament

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Spanish | French

Release Date:

18 June 1984 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sinister Dr. Orloff See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Written by Jesús Franco and Rebeca White
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7 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee 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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