Jesus Franco

Director, Producer
The maker of many low-budget films, director Jess Franco made his mark on cinema in various explotation genres and erotic horror films. He first came to international attention with his 1961 chiller "The Awful Dr ... Read more »
Born: 05/12/1930 in Madrid, ES

Filmography

Director (20)

Macumba Sexual 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Killer Barbys 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Predateurs de la nuit 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Dark Mission 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Esmeralda Bay 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Die Sage des Todes 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Linda 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Die Teuflishcen Schwestern 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

La Chica de las bragas transparentes 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Kiss Me Killer 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Jack the Ripper 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

La Comtess aux Seins Nus 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Dracula Contra Frankenstein 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

El Muerto Hace Las Maletas 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Count Dracula 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Eugenie 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Paroxismus 1968 (Movie)

("Venus in Furs") (Director)

99 Women 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Marquis de Sade: Justine 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

The Awful Dr. Orloff 1964 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (12)

Killer Barbys 1995 (Movie)

(Story By)

Les Predateurs de la nuit 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dark Mission 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kiss Me Killer 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Comtess aux Seins Nus 1974 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

La Comtess aux Seins Nus 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dracula Contra Frankenstein 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dracula Contra Frankenstein 1971 (Movie)

(From Story)

El Muerto Hace Las Maletas 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

99 Women 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Awful Dr. Orloff 1964 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

The Awful Dr. Orloff 1964 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (9)

La Chute de la maison Usher 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Diamants du Kilimandjaro 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Cecilia 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

A L'est de Berlin 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Elsa, Fraulein SS 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Elsa, Fraulein SS 1976 (Movie)

(Song)

Kiss Me Killer 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

La Comtess aux Seins Nus 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Les Filles du Golden Saloon 1973 (Movie)

(Music)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

La Comtess aux Seins Nus 1974 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Actor (1)

Biography

The maker of many low-budget films, director Jess Franco made his mark on cinema in various explotation genres and erotic horror films. He first came to international attention with his 1961 chiller "The Awful Dr. Orloff", and in America, he had some commercial success with the horror film "The Diabolical Dr. Z" in 1965, and a women's prison movie, "Ninety-Nine Women", in 1968. Franco worked with Christopher Lee on two films, "The Bloody Judge" and "Count Dracula", and Lee himself has said that Franco is "not an untalented man," but the director has been mired in such low-rent fare all his life that he professes to openly despise most of his films. Still, there is a cult around him that avidly collects his work, and he is able to pull off an unexpected gem like the sultry horror film "Venus in Furs" from 1969, starring Klaus Kinski. Making his career even more difficult to track, Franco, a jazz enthusiast, often works under different names, sometimes taking on the monikers of jazz greats like Clifford Brown.

Relationships

Ricardo Rubio

Nephew
died of heart failure on May 20, 1998 at age 40

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