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Jess Franco
Jess Franco 2008.jpg
At the 2008 Fantastic'Arts festival, Gérardmer, France
BornJesús Franco Manera
(1930-05-12)12 May 1930
Málaga, Spain
Died2 April 2013(2013-04-02) (aged 82)
Málaga, Spain
Cause of deathStroke
OccupationDirector, screenwriter, cinematographer, musician, actor
Years active1959–2013
Spouse(s)Nicole Guettard (ca. 1962 – 1980)
Lina Romay (m. 25 April 2008 – 15 February 2012, her death)

Jess Franco (born Jesús Franco Manera; 12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish filmmaker, composer, and actor,[1] best known for his stylish exploitation films, directing around 160 feature films.[2]

Biography[edit]

Of Cuban and Mexican parentage, Franco was born in Madrid and studied at the city's Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográficas and the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in Paris.[3] He began his career in 1954 (aged 24) as an assistant director in the Spanish film industry, performing many tasks including composing music for some of the films as well as co-writing a number of the screenplays. He assisted a number of directors such as Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Leon Klimovsky and Juan Antonio Bardem. After working on more than 20 films, he decided to get into directing films in 1959, making a few musicals and a crime drama called Red Lips.

In 1960, Franco took Marius Lesoeur and Sergio Newman, two producer friends, to a cinema to see the newly released Hammer horror film The Brides of Dracula and the three men decided to get into the horror film business. His career took off in 1961 with The Awful Dr. Orloff (a.k.a. Gritos en la noche), which received wide distribution in the United States and the UK. Franco wrote and directed Orloff, and even supplied some of the music for the film. In the mid-1960s, he went on to direct two other horror films, then proceeded to turn out a number of James Bond-like spy thrillers and softcore sex films based on the works of the Marquis de Sade (which remained one of his major influences throughout his career).

Although he had some American box office success with Necronomicon (1967), 99 Women (1968) and two 1969 Christopher Lee films — The Bloody Judge and Count Dracula — he never achieved wide commercial success. Many of his films were only distributed in Europe, and most of them were never dubbed into English.

After discovering Soledad Miranda (he first used her in his Count Dracula), Franco moved from Spain to France in 1969 so that he could make more violent and erotic films free of the strict censorship in Spain, and it was at this point that his career began to go downhill commercially as he turned to low-budget filmmaking with an accent on adult material. Soledad Miranda starred in a series of six erotic thrillers for Franco, all made within a one-year period (including Vampyros Lesbos), after which she was killed in a tragic automobile accident in Portugal in 1970, just as her career was taking off.

A year or two after Soledad Miranda died, a grieving Franco discovered a new leading lady in actress Lina Romay. At the time, the teenage Romay was married to a young actor/photographer named Ramon Ardid, but as she and Franco became more involved in their film projects together over the years, her marriage to Ramon ended in divorce around 1975.

Franco was married at the time to Nicole Guettard (their marriage running approximately from 1962 through 1980), Ms. Guettard being gradually replaced in Franco's life by Lina Romay (Nicole worked as a script consultant on many of Franco's films while they were married, and even acted in a few of them. Her daughter from an earlier marriage, Caroline Riviere, also appeared in a few Franco films in the early 1970s (including the risque Exorcisme and The Perverse Countess)).

Franco and Lina Romay worked together for 40 years, and lived together from 1980 onward, although they were only officially married on 25 April, 2008. Until her death in 2012 (from cancer at age 57), Romay was his most regular actress, as well as his life companion and muse.

Although he produced a number of relatively successful horror films in the early 70's (Dracula vs. Frankenstein, The Bare-Breasted Countess, A Virgin Among the Living Dead), many people in the industry considered him a porn director due to the huge number of X-rated adult films he began turning out (even his 70's horror films featured abundant nudity). Franco returned to low-budget horror in a brief comeback period from 1980-83 (Mondo Cannibale, Bloody Moon, Oasis of the Zombies, Revenge in the House of Usher), but after 1983, his career took a second downturn as he returned to making mostly pornographic films, most of which left nothing to the imagination.

In his later years, he did, however, get the opportunity to turn out two rather big-budget horror films — Faceless (1988) and Killer Barbys (1996) — both of which showed what great work he could still do when his projects were adequately funded. The entirety of his work after 1996 was direct-to-video films of very low quality, none of which were distributed theatrically. Romay died of cancer in 2012, after which Franco died in April 2013 from natural causes, aged 82.[4]

Franco sometimes worked under various pseudonyms, including David Khune and Frank Hollmann. A fan of jazz music (and a musician himself), many of his pseudonyms were taken from jazz musicians such as Clifford Brown and James P. Johnson.

Franco's themes often revolved around lesbian vampires, women in prison, surgical horror, sadomasochism, zombies and sexploitation (including several films based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade). He worked in other exploitation film genres, such as cannibal films, spy films, giallo, crime films, science fiction, jungle adventure, Oriental menace, exorcist films, war movies, historical dramas and nunsploitation. His sex movies often contained long, uninterrupted shots of nude women writhing around on beds. Most of his hardcore films starred his lifelong companion Lina Romay, who admitted in interviews to being an exhibitionist.

Franco was known for his use of a hand-held camera and zoom shots, which he felt lent realism to his films. He also was not averse to filming several movies at the same time, knocking together a second feature on the unsuspecting producer's dime. Many of his actors only found out years after the fact that Franco had actually starred them in films for which they had never even been paid.

His main claim to fame, however, is that he managed to write and direct around 160 motion pictures in his lifetime, encompassing a wide swath of different genres, with practically no financial backing available to him. (Note* - Some sources which list as many as 200 titles in Franco's filmography are relisting the same films several times under different variant titles).

Franco attracted a circle of bizarre but loyal actors and technicians who moved with him over the years from project to project (while receiving very little, if any, money for their efforts). Many of his actors were over-the-hill performers in the twilight of their careers, many of his actresses shameless exhibitionists. He frequently worked with genre actors Howard Vernon, Paul Müller, Christopher Lee, Jack Taylor, Ewa Stromberg, Soledad Miranda, Maria Rohm, Monica Swinn, William Berger, Dennis Price, Alice Arno, Montserrat Prous, Alberto Dalbes, Britt Nichols, Pamela Stanford, Kali Hansa and Klaus Kinski, all of whom are well-known to cult film collectors.

Zombie Lake vs. Oasis of the Zombies[edit]

Franco was supposed to write & direct a film for Eurocine Productions in 1980 called Lake of the Living Dead (a horror film about revived Nazi zombies) but after submitting the script, he had a falling out with the producers, Marius and Daniel Lesouer, who immediately hired French horror film director Jean Rollin to direct it (later retitling it Zombie Lake). Many fans regard this as a Franco film, although Franco only contributed to the script. Rollin later said in interviews he only did the film as a favor for the Lesoeurs, and that if he knew "how bad" the script was, he would not have done it.

The Lesoeurs later had Rollin shoot new zombie footage in 1981 to be added to Franco's A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973) for its 1981 re-release. Recently, Franco purists insisted that Virgin be released in its former unadulterated form on DVD, as the added Jean Rollin footage greatly slowed down the pace of the film and was really only filler material.

Franco later directed another film for the Lesouers called Oasis of the Zombies (a.k.a. Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies on VHS) in 1981, which had a plot very similar to Zombie Lake (also involving revived Nazi zombies). Franco simultaneously shot a variant version of Oasis of the Zombies (on the producers' dime) starring Lina Romay and his "regulars" which was apparently released only in Spain, under the title La Tumba de los Muertos Vivientes (which may well be lost).

Death[edit]

Franco suffered a severe stroke on 27 March 2013, and was taken to a hospital in Málaga, Spain, where he died early on the morning of 2 April. He was 82 years old.[5]

Filmography (in order of production)[edit]

(all films directed by Franco unless noted otherwise)

Films
Year Title Alternative title(s) Notes
1959 We're Eighteen Tenemos 18 Años Comedy/fantasy written and co-scored by Franco; starred Isana Medel, Antonio Ozores and Antonio Escribano; never distributed outside of Spain
1960 Red Lips Labios Rojos · Operation Levres Rouge / Operation Red Lips crime drama co-written by Franco with Manuel Pilares; starred Isana Medel, Ana Castor and Antonio Escribano; distributed only in Spain, Belgium and France
Queen of the Tabarin La Reina del Tabarin · Mariquita la Belle de Tabarin (black-and-white re-edited French version) Franco's first film produced by Marius Lesoeur (of Eurocine) and Sergio Newman; starred Mikaela Wood, Yves Massard (and Soledad Miranda in a very small, uncredited role); distributed only in Spain, Belgium and France
1961 Vampiresas 1930 Gold Diggers of 1930 . Volando Hacia la Fama / Flying Towards Fame . Certains les preferent noires/ Some Like it Black produced by Marius Lesoeur and Sergio Newman; starred Mikaela Wood, Yves Massard and Antonio Ozores; distributed only in Spain and France
The Awful Dr. Orloff Gritos en la Noche / Screams in the Night · El doctor demonio / The Demon Doctor · L'Horrible Dr. Orlof . Il Diabolico Dottor Satana . Der Schreckliche Dr. Orlof produced by Marius Lesoeur, Sergio Newman and Leo Lax; written by Jesus Franco; starred Howard Vernon, Diana Lorys, Conrado San Martin, Perla Cristal and Ricardo Valle; Franco's first film to be released internationally, dubbed in English
1962 Death Whistles a Blues La Muerte Silba Un Blues · Agent 077 Operation Jamaique · 077 Operation Sexy (later re-edited French cut containing extra sexy footage shot by Franco) co-written by Franco; co-produced by Nazario Belmar and Marius Lesoeur; starred Conrado San Martin, Gerard Tichy, Danick Patisson, Georges Rollin and Perla Cristal; distributed only in Spain and France; Franco remade this film in 1973 as Kiss Me, Killer[6]
The Shadow of Zorro La sombra del Zorro · La venganza del Zorro · La espada del Zorro Franco wrote the screenplay for this film, but did not direct it
The Sadistic Baron von Klaus Le sadique Baron von Klaus · La Mano de un Hombre Muerto / Hand of a Dead Man · Le Sadique / The Sadist · Hysterical Sadique · La Bestia del Castello Maldetto / Beast of the Cursed Castle · Sinfonia Per Un Sadico / Symphony for a Sadist starred Howard Vernon, Hugo Blanco, Georges Rollin and Gogo Rojo; produced by Franco, Jose Lopez-Brea and Marius Lesoeur; featured Daniel White's first music score for Franco; distributed only in Spain, France and Italy; Franco married his first wife Nicole Guettard around this time
1963 Rififi in the City Rififi en la ciudad (Rumble in the City) · Vous souvenez vous de Paco? / Do You Remember Paco? · Chasse a la Maffia / Hunt for the Mafia · Una Spia Sulla Cita / A Spy in the City based on the 1958 Charles Exbrayat novel Do You Remember Paco?; co-produced by Franco and Jose Lopez-Brea; starred Jean Servais, Fernando Fernan Gomez, Antonio Escribano and Laura Granados; music by Daniel White; distributed only in Spain, France and Italy
The Jaguar El Llanero / The Plainsman · Sfida Selvaggio / Savage Challenge · Le Jaguar Zorro-type western written by Franco and Nicole Guettard (Franco's then-wife); co-produced by Marius Lesoeur and Julian Esteban; starred José Suárez, Silvia Sorrente and Georges Rollin; music by Daniel White; distributed only in Spain, France and Italy
1964 El Extraño Viaje The Strange Journey (translation) directed by Fernando Fernan Gomez; Franco did not write or direct this film, but he had a major acting role in it
The Secret of Dr. Orloff El Secreto del Dr. Orloff · Le Amanti del Dottor Jekyll / The Lovers of Dr. Jekyll / Die Geliebten des Dr. Jekyll · Dr. Orloff's Monster (AIP's 1966 dubbed U.S. TV print) · Les Maitresses du Dr. Jekyll / The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll (this French version, now available on DVD in the U.S., contained a few extra scenes added by Franco in 1965) co-written by Franco and Nicole Guettard; produced by Leo Lax and Marius Lesoeur; starred Hugo Blanco, Agnes Spaak, Perla Cristal and Marcelo Arroita Jauregui; music by Daniel White; theatrically released in Spain, France and Italy; dubbed in English and distributed directly to American TV via AIP
1965 Treasure Island La Isla del Tesoro unfinished; this film was supposed to star Orson Welles (as Long John Silver), Sir John Gielgud and Fernando Rey; Welles wrote the screenplay and wanted Franco to co-direct it with him after viewing Franco's film Rififi in the City
Chimes at Midnight Campanadas a Medianoche · Falstaff (U.S. release title) film starred Orson Welles (as Falstaff), Jeanne Moreau, Sir John Gielgud, Fernando Rey (and Ingrid Pitt in a cameo); co-produced by Harry (Goldfinger) Saltzman; Franco was second unit director, mainly handling the battle scenes filmed in Madrid; dubbed in English and shown theatrically in the U.S. as Falstaff
The Diabolical Dr. Z Le Diabolique Docteur Z · Miss Muerte / Miss Death · Dans les Griffes du Maniaque / In the Grip of the Maniac · Das Geheimnis des Dr. Z / The Secret of Dr. Z written by Jean-Claude Carriere (from Franco's plot); produced by Serge Silberman, Carlos Couret and Michel Safra; starred Estella Blain, Mabel Karr, Howard Vernon, Marcelo Arroita Jauregui, Jesus Franco, Antonio Escribano and Daniel White; music by Daniel White; dubbed in English and released theatrically in the U.S. in 1967
077 Intrigue in Lisbon Espionage in Lisbon . Mision Lisboa directed by Tulio Demicheli; Franco co-wrote this film, but did not direct it; starred Brett Halsey and Fernando Rey; music by Daniel White
1966 Attack of the Robots Cartes Sur Table / Cards on the Table · Cartas Boca Arriba / Cards Face Up · James Clint sfida Interpol / James Clint Challenges Interpol Franco's last black-and-white film; starred Eddie Constantine, Marcelo Arroita Jauregui, Antonio Escribano and Fernando Rey; written by Jean-Claude Carriere (from Franco's plot); produced by Serge Silberman, Carlos Couret and Michel Saffra; dubbed in English and distributed directly to American TV in 1967
Residence for Spies Residencia Para Espias · Les Mignonnes / The Darlings · Golden Horn (Franco's original title) starred Eddie Constantine, Diana Lorys, Patty Shepard, Marcelo Arroita Jauregui, Howard Vernon & Antonio Escribano; co-produced by Luis Laso, Carlos Couret (and Eddie Constantine when the other two ran out of funds); based on a Michael Logan novel Dan Leyton chez les Chatelaines; Howard Vernon was inserted into the film in one scene without his knowledge and he said that he almost sued Franco later; distributed only in Spain & France; an English-dubbed print titled Golden Horn was created but never shown anywhere, and is now apparently lost
Lucky, the Inscrutable Lucky el Intrepido · Agente Speciale L.K. · Operation Re Mida / Operation King Midas · Corrida Pour un Espion / Race For a Spy co-produced by Artur Brauner; starred Ray Danton, Marcelo Arroita Jauregui, Rosalba Neri, Patty Shepard and Jesus Franco (playing three different cameo roles); Bruno Nicolai's first score for a Franco film; this was Franco's first German co-production and his first film with producer Artur Brauner; distributed only in Spain, France, Italy and Germany[7]
1967 Necronomicon Necronomicon Getraumte Sunden / Necronomicon Dreamt Sin · Delirium · Succubus (1971 English language edit) co-produced by Karl Heinz Mannchen, Adrian Hoven, Michel Lemoine and Pier Caminecci; written by Franco and Pier Caminecci (although Franco claimed that he wrote it by himself); starred Janine Reynaud, Michel Lemoine (Reynaud's husband), Jack Taylor, Adrian Hoven and Howard Vernon; music by Jerry Van Rooyen; shot in Portugal and West Germany; Franco's first film with both Mannchen and Adrian Hoven; dubbed in English and distributed worldwide, except in Spain due to censorship problems
Red Lips Sadisterotica Rote Lippen Sadisterotica · El Caso de las Dos Bellezas / The Case of the Two Beauties · Two Avenging Angels . Two Undercover Angels (U.S. DVD title) co-produced by Pier Caminecci, Adrian Hoven and Karl Heinz Mannchen; music by Jerry Van Rooyen; starred Janine Reynaud, Rossana Yanni, Adrian Hoven, Marcel Arroita Jauregui and Michel Lemoine; dubbed in English and shown theatrically in the U.S. in 1972
Kiss Me Monster Besame Monstruo · Das Schloss der Gehenkten / Castle of the Hanged Men · Castle of the Doomed filmed back-to-back with Red Lips Sadisterotica; co-produced by Pier Caminecci, Adrian Hoven and Karl Heinz Mannchen; starred Janine Reynaud, Rossana Yanni, Adrian Hoven, Michel Lemoine, Jesus Franco (and producer Mannchen in a cameo); music by Jerry Van Rooyen; featured a very brief cameo by Caroline Riviere (Franco's step-daughter); dubbed in English and shown theatrically in the U.S. in 1972
In the Castle of Bloody Lust Im Schloss der Blutigen Begierde . Castle of Lust · Castle of the Creeping Flesh (U.S. title) starred Howard Vernon, Janine Reynaud & Michel Lemoine; Franco provided the original plot and was scheduled to direct this film, but he went to Brazil instead to direct The Blood of Fu Manchu for Harry Alan Towers, so producer Adrian Hoven directed the film himself
1968 Eve Eva en la Selva / Eve in the Jungle · The Face of Eve · La Femmina della Giungla . Diana, Daughter of the Wilderness produced and written by Harry Alan Towers; starred Christopher Lee, Maria Rohm (Towers' wife) and Herbert Lom; according to Towers, Franco was an uncredited co-director brought in to finish the film in Brazil when the original director (Jeremy Summers) quit midway through production [8]
The Blood of Fu Manchu Fu Manchu y el Beso de la Muerte / Fu Manchu and the Kiss of Death · Der Todeskuss des Dr. Fu Manchu / The Death Kiss of Dr. Fu Manchu · Sax Rohmer's Kiss and Kill · Against All Odds (U.S. video release title) produced and co-written by Harry Alan Towers, based on the Dr. Fu Manchu novels by Sax Rohmer; starred Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Shirley Eaton and Maria Rohm (Towers' wife); music by Daniel White; filmed in Spain and Rio de Janeiro; Shirley Eaton said in interviews that she was not even aware Franco had inserted footage of her into this film until years later, the footage apparently being taken from The Girl from Rio (1968) which Franco also directed; dubbed in English and distributed worldwide, except in Italy
The Girl from Rio La Ciudad sin Hombres / City Without Men · Sumuru Regina di Femina / Sumuru, Queen of Femina · Die Sieben Männer der Su-Muru / The Seven Men of Su-Muru · Rio 70 · Future Women (U.S. TV title) · Mothers of America produced and written by Harry Alan Towers, based on the Sumuru novels by Sax Rohmer; starred Shirley Eaton, George Sanders, Maria Rohm (and Franco in a cameo); music by Daniel White; filmed in Spain and Rio de Janeiro; dubbed in English and distributed worldwide, except in England
99 Women 99 Mujeres / 99 Donne / 99 Frauen · Der Heisse Tod / Hot Death · 99 Femmes Perverses · Island of Despair (edited U.S. TV version) · Les Brulantes / The Burning Women (a 1974 French hardcore version) co-produced by Harry Alan Towers; plotted and co-written by Franco; starred Herbert Lom, Maria Schell, Maria Rohm, Rosalba Neri, Luciana Paluzzi, Mercedes McCambridge (and Franco in two different cameos); music by Bruno Nicolai; filmed in Spain and Brazil, shot back-to-back with The Girl from Rio; dubbed in English and released worldwide in 1969 (France in 1974)
Marquis de Sade: Justine Les Infortunes de la Vertu / The Misfortunes of Virtue · Justine and Juliet · Las Dos Bellezas / The Two Beauties · Dulce Justine / Sweet Justine · Deadly Sanctuary (U.S. video title) co-written and co-produced by Harry Alan Towers, filmed in Barcelona; starred Jack Palance, Klaus Kinski, Howard Vernon, Romina Power, Akim Tamiroff, Rosalba Neri, Sylva Koscina, Maria Rohm, Gerard Tichy and Jesus Franco; music by Bruno Nicolai; Franco was furious that the producers forced him to use Romina Power in the lead role instead of his first choice, Rosemarie Dexter; dubbed in English and released theatrically worldwide, except for the U.S. (where it was only released direct-to-video in 1986 as Deadly Sanctuary)
The Castle of Fu Manchu El Castillo de Fu Manchu · Der Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Manchu / The Torture Chamber of Dr. Fu Manchu · Assignment Istanbul (shooting title) co-produced and co-written by Harry Alan Towers, based on the Dr. Fu Manchu novels by Sax Rohmer; starred Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Maria Perschy, Herbert Fux and Rosalba Neri (and Franco in a cameo); shot in Barcelona with lots of stock footage from other films; dubbed in English and released worldwide, except in France
Venus in Furs Venus im Pelz · Black Angel (Franco's original working title) · Puo una morta revivere per amore? / Can a Dead Girl Live Again Through Love? · Paroxismus co-produced by Harry Alan Towers and Alexander Hacohen; co-written by Franco and Malvin Wald; starred Klaus Kinski, James Darren, Dennis Price, Margaret Lee, Maria Rohm and Paul Muller; this was Franco's first film with Klaus Kinski, Dennis Price & Paul Muller; music by Manfred Mann, who appears in the film jamming with Franco; shot in Spain and Istanbul; Franco hated the way that his screenplay was mangled by the many co-writers that he was forced to work with and the psychedelic effects that were added to the U.S. release print; dubbed in English and released worldwide, except in France
1969 Eugenie, The Story of Her Journey into Perversion Die Jungfrau und die Peitsche / The Virgin and the Whip · De Sade 70: Beaten and Loved · Les Inassouvies / The Insatiables · Philosophy in the Boudoir (U.K.) produced and written by Harry Alan Towers, based on the works of the Marquis de Sade; starred Christopher Lee, Jack Taylor, Marie Liljedahl, Maria Rohm, Herbert Fux and Paul Muller; music by Bruno Nicolai; Christopher Lee claimed that he did not even know that this was to be an X-rated film when he appeared in it (in spite of the title); Marie Liljedahl later said that she regretted appearing in adult films; distributed internationally except in Italy and Spain; later remade as Cocktail Special in 1978[9]
The Bloody Judge El Juez Sangriento · El Proceso de las Brujas / The Trial of the Witches · Il Truono di Fuoco / The Throne of Fire · Der Hexentöter von Blackmoor / The Witch-Killer of Blackmoor · De Sadistiche Rechter · Night of the Blood Monster (the U.S. theatrical title (which Franco absolutely hated)) co-produced and plotted by Harry Alan Towers, based on the life of Judge George Jeffreys; starred Christopher Lee, Howard Vernon, Maria Schell, Maria Rohm, Diana Lorys, Margaret Lee and Leo Genn; music by Bruno Nicolai; one of Franco's most widely distributed films; three different endings were filmed, as well as both "clothed" & "unclothed" edits to be used in different countries[10]
Count Dracula El Conde Dracula / Il conte Dracula · Nachts wenn Dracula erwacht / Nights When Dracula Wakes · Le nuits de Dracula / The Nights of Dracula · Bram Stoker's Count Dracula · Bloodthirsty Dracula · Dracula '71 co-produced and co-written by Harry Alan Towers, based on the Bram Stoker novel; starred Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Emma Cohen (uncredited), Jack Taylor and Paul Muller; music by Bruno Nicolai; Franco's first film with both Soledad Miranda and Fred Williams, and his last film with Harry Alan Towers; this was the only Dracula film that Christopher Lee said that he enjoyed starring in; Kinski said that he was tricked by Franco into appearing as Renfield in this film; one of Franco's most widely distributed films[11]
Sex Charade Like an Apocalypse (shooting title)· The Labyrinth produced by Karl Heinz Mannchen; written by Jesus Franco; starred Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Jack Taylor, Maria Rohm, Diana Lorys and Howard Vernon; music by Bruno Nicolai; the film was finished but never released (Franco said that even the negative was lost)[12]
Nightmares Come at Night Les Cauchemars Naissent la Nuit · Les yeux de la Nuit / Los Ojos de la Noche / The Eyes of the Night · Die Nackten Augen der Nacht · Sangre en la noche produced by Karl Heinz Mannchen; written by Jesus Franco; starred Diana Lorys, Maria Rohm, Paul Muller, Collette Jack, Jack Taylor and Soledad Miranda (in a small role); music by Bruno Nicolai; this film was only theatrically released in Belgium; later remade by Franco in 1972 as The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff[13]
1970 Eugenie de Sade Eugenie (de Sade) · Eugenie · Eugenia . De Sade 2000 · Eugenie de Franval · Eugenie Sex Happening produced by Karl Heinz Mannchen; written by Jesus Franco, based on the works of the Marquis de Sade; starred Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller, Alice Arno, Jesus Franco, Karl Heinz Mannchen (cameo); music by Bruno Nicolai; Franco's first film with Alice Arno; distributed only in France, Italy and Belgium
Vampyros Lesbos Erbin des Dracula / Heiress of Dracula · Sexualite Speciale . Las Vampiras (censored Spanish version) · El Signo del Vampiro (the film's original shooting title) produced by Artur Brauner and Karl Heinz Mannchen; starred Soledad Miranda (as Susann Korda), Ewa Stromberg, Dennis Price, Paul Muller and Jesus Franco; music by Manfred Hubler, Siegfried Schwab and Franco; shot in Spain, West Germany and Istanbul; distributed only in France, Germany and Spain; Franco later remade this film in 1981 as Macumba Sexual
She Killed in Ecstasy Sie Tötete in Ekstase · Mrs. Hyde · Crimes dans l'extase / Crimes of Ecstasy · Lewd in Ecstasy (France) produced by Artur Brauner and Karl Heinz Mannchen; written by Jesus Franco; starred Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Ewa Stromberg, Paul Muller, Horst Tappert, Howard Vernon, Jesus Franco and Karl Heinz Mannchen (cameo); distributed only in France and Germany
The Devil Came from Akasava El Diablo que vino de Akasava · Der Teufel kam aus Akasava . The Devils of Caninde (shooting title) . Una venere senza nome per L'ispettore Forrester / A Nameless Love for Inspector Forrester produced by Artur Brauner and Karl Heinz Mannchen; starred Soledad Miranda, Alberto Dalbes, Fred Williams, Ewa Stromberg, Howard Vernon, Paul Muller, Horst Tappert, Siegfried Schurenberg and Karl Heinz Mannchen; based on a short story by Bryan Edgar Wallace; music by Manfred Hubler and Siegfried Schwab; this was Franco's first film with Alberto Dalbes; distributed only in Italy, Germany and Spain; Soledad Miranda was killed in a car accident soon after finishing this film in 1970
Juliette Juliette de Sade unfinished; this film was to be co-produced by Franco and Artur Brauner, and written by Franco, based on the works of the Marquis de Sade; it would have starred Paul Muller, Soledad Miranda, Alberto Dalbes and Franco, but the film was never completed due to Soledad Miranda's untimely death in 1970
X-312 Flight to Hell X312 - Flug zur Hölle [lb] · Vuelo al Infierno · Die Grüne Hölle des Amazonas / The Green Hell of the Amazon · Infierno, tuya es la victoria / Hell...You Win · Amazonas (shooting title) produced by Artur Brauner and Karl Heinz Mannchen; co-written by Franco and Brauner; starred Howard Vernon, Paul Muller, Esperanza Roy, Siegfried Schurenberg, Jesus Franco (cameo) and Ewa Stromberg; music by Bruno Nicolai; distributed only in Spain, France and Germany
1971 The Death Avenger of Soho Der Todesrächer von Soho · El Muerto Hace las Maletas / The Corpse Packs his Bags · The Avenger (U.K.) . Allarme a Scotland Yard: Sei Omicidi Senza Assassino produced by Artur Brauner and Karl Heinz Mannchen; written by Franco and Brauner, based on a novel by Bryan Edgar Wallace; starred Fred Williams, Horst Tappert, Siegfried Schurenberg and Jesus Franco; distributed only in Spain, Italy and Germany
The Vengeance of Dr. Mabuse La Venganza del Dr. Mabuse · Mabuse '70 · El Dr. Mabuse . Dr. M schlägt zu / Dr. M Strikes Back · The Man Who Called Himself Mabuse (shooting title) produced by Artur Brauner and Karl Heinz Mannchen; written by Franco and Brauner; starred Fred Williams, Ewa Stromberg, Jack Taylor and Jesus Franco (cameo); music by Daniel White and Franco; distributed only in Spain and Germany
Virgin Report Jungfrauen Report · Le Vierges et l'Amour / Virgins and Love · Defloration sex documentary produced by Artur Brauner and Karl Heinz Mannchen; starred Britt Nichols and Howard Vernon; music by Daniel White; Franco's first film with Britt Nichols
Three Naked Women on Robinson Island Trois Filles Nues dans L'Ile de Robinson . Robinson und seine Wilden Sklavinnen / Robinson and his Wild Slaves · Sexy Darlings . The Island of Forbidden Pleasures sexy comedy produced by Artur Brauner, Karl Heinz Mannchen and Robert de Nesle; written by Franco and Brauner; starred Anne Libert, Paul Muller and Howard Vernon; music by Daniel White and Bruno Nicolai; this was Franco's first film with both producer Robert de Nesle and actress Anne Libert (who was de Nesle's girlfriend)
A Virgin Among the Living Dead (released in 1973) Une Vierge chez les Morts Vivant · Una Vergine tra gli Zombi · Christina princesse de l'erotisme / Christina, Princess of Eroticism · I desideri erotici di Christine / The Erotic Dreams of Christine · A Young Girl Among the Living Dead · Exorcismo per una Vergine · La Nuit des Etoiles Filantes / The Night of the Shooting Stars (Franco's preferred shooting title) produced by Karl Heinz Mannchen and Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco; starred Howard Vernon, Christina Von Blanc, Anne Libert, Jesus Franco, Paul Muller, Luis Barboo, Nicole Guettard, Rosa Palomares and Britt Nichols; music by Bruno Nicolai and Jesus Franco; re-released with added zombie footage (filmed by Jean Rollin) in 1981; several different versions of this film exist, including an X-rated version reportedly featuring added scenes with Alice Arno
Blood on the Shoes Sangre en los zapatos unfinished; film would reportedly have starred Anne Libert and Howard Vernon
Dracula vs. Frankenstein Dracula Contra Frankenstein · Dracula, Prisonier de Frankenstein / Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein · Die Nacht der Offenen Särge / The Night of the Open Coffins · The Screaming Dead (U.S. video title) produced by Robert de Nesle, written by Franco; starred Howard Vernon, Alberto Dalbes, Anne Libert, Fernando Bilbao, Luis Barboo, Daniel White, Dennis Price and Britt Nichols; music by Daniel White and Bruno Nicolai
1972 Daughter of Dracula La Fille de Dracula / Da vloek van Dracula produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco; starred Anne Libert, Britt Nichols, Alberto Dalbes, Daniel White, Jesus Franco, Fernando Bilbao, Yelena Samarina and Howard Vernon; music by Daniel White and Franco; this film was poorly distributed
The Lovers of Devil's Island Los Amantes de la Isla del Diablo (the tame Spanish version) · Violences erotiques dans une prison de femmes / Erotic Violence in a Women's Prison (the more erotic French version) · Quartier de femmes · Devil's Island Lovers produced by Robert de Nesle; co-written by Franco and de Nesle; starred Dennis Price, Britt Nichols, Rosa Palomares, Luis Barboo, Anne Libert, Daniel White and Howard Vernon; music by Daniel White and Bruno Nicolai; filmed in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands
The Curse of Frankenstein La Maldicion de Frankenstein (Franco's original title) · The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (de Nesle's retitled version)· Les Exploits Erotiques de Frankenstein / The Erotic Experiences of Frankenstein produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco; starred Howard Vernon, Dennis Price, Alberto Dalbes, Anne Libert, Jesus Franco, Daniel White, Fernando Bilbao, Luis Barboo and Britt Nichols; music by Daniel White; some extra scenes with Lina Romay as a gypsy were later added (to the Spanish version only) in 1973
The Demons Les Demons · The She-Demons · Die Nonnen von Clichy / The Nuns of Clichy · Les Demons du Sexe / The Demons of Sex . Les Infants du Demon / Children of the Demon · Os Demonios · Les novices perverses produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco, based loosely on the life of Judge George Jeffreys; starred Anne Libert, Alberto Dalbes, Doris Thomas, Howard Vernon, Luis Barboo and Britt Nichols; music by Jean-Bernard Raiteux
A Captain of Fifteen Years Un Capitan de Quince Anos produced by Robert de Nesle; co-written by Franco and de Nesle's wife Elizabeth, based on a Jules Verne novel; starred William Berger, Howard Vernon, Alberto Dalbes, Edmund Purdom, Doris Thomas, Luis Barboo and Fernando Bilbao; music by Bruno Nicolai and Franco; Franco's first film with William Berger
Relax, Baby Un Tiro en la Sien / A Bullet in the Head unreleased; this film was supposed to be produced and directed by Franco's own company Manacoa Films, and was supposed to star Lina Romay, Kali Hansa, Montserrat Prous and Alberto Dalbes
Mystery of the Red Castle Misterio del Castillo Rojo unreleased; this film was supposed to be produced and directed by Franco's own company Manacoa Films, and was supposed to star Jesus Franco, Alberto Dalbes, Yelena Samarina, Lina Romay, Montserrat Prous and Antonio Mayans
A Silence of the Grave Un silencio de tumba produced, written and directed by Franco for his own company Manacoa Films; starred Montserrat Prous, Kali Hansa, Alberto Dalbes, Caroline Reviere (Franco's step-daughter) and Yelena Samarina; this was the first time Franco starred Montserrat Prous in a film
Intimate Diary of a Nymphomaniac Le Journal Intime d'une Nymphomane · Sinner · Diary of a Nymphomaniac · Les Inassouvies '77 / The Insatiables '77 produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Franco and Elizabeth de Nesle; starred Montserrat Prous, Anne Libert, Doris Thomas, Yelena Samarina, Caroline Riviere, Kali Hansa, Howard Vernon and Luis Barboo; a French hardcore version also exists
The House of Vice La Maison du Vice . Dolls For Sale . Les Ebranlees / The Vibrating Girls · Des Filles Pour L'Amour / Women for Love produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Franco and Elizabeth de Nesle; starred Montserrat Prous, Kali Hansa, Howard Vernon, Luis Barboo, Doris Thomas and Anne Libert
The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff Los ojos siniestros del Dr. Orloff . Los ojos del Dr. Orloff produced and directed by Franco for his own company Manacoa Films; starred Montserrat Prous, William Berger, Edmund Purdom, Kali Hansa, Yelena Samarina, Lina Romay and Robert Woods; filmed in the Canary Islands; this was Lina Romay's first film appearance for Franco (a very small role as Montserrat Prous's neighbor); this film was a remake of Franco's 1970 film Nightmares Come At Night
1973 Pleasure For Three Plaisir a Trois . How To Seduce a Virgin · Les Innasouvies II / The Insatiables Part 2 produced by Robert de Nesle; co-written by Franco and Alain Petit, based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; starred Alice Arno, Lina Romay (in her first major role), Howard Vernon and Robert Woods; Franco remade this film in 1979 as Erotic Symphony
The Perverse Countess Le Comtesse Perverse · Un Caldo Corpo di Femina / The Warm Body of a Woman . The Countess Zaroff . Sexy Nature . Les Croqueuses / The Munchers (X-rated 1974 French version with added porn scenes) produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Franco and Elizabeth de Nesle, inspired by the 1932 film The Most Dangerous Game; starred Alice Arno, Howard Vernon, Lina Romay (playing the lead heroine), Kali Hansa, Robert Woods and Caroline Riviere; the added porn scenes for The Munchers involved Monica Swinn and Pierre Taylou; the producer hated this film when he found out that it was about cannibalism; Franco later remade this film in 1997 as Tender Flesh
The Other Side of the Mirror Al Otro Lado del Espejo · Le Miroir Cochon · Outre-Tombe / Ultra Tumba · Lo Specchio del Piacere / The Mirror of Pleasure . Inceste · Le Miroir Obscene / The Obscene Mirror (re-edited 1975 French version with added porn scenes) produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco and his wife Nicole Guettard; starred Emma Cohen, Howard Vernon, Alice Arno, Robert Woods, Wal Davis; added porn scenes were made which involved Lina Romay and her husband Ramon Ardid (inserted years later into the 1975 sexy French version only)
Maciste vs. the Amazon Queen Maciste Contre la Reine des Amazones . The Lustful Amazons · Les Amazones de la Luxure · Maciste aux Mains des Amazones Nues . Karzan Contro le Donne dal Seno Nudo / Karzan vs. the Bare-Breasted Women · Yuka produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco; starred Wal Davis, Montserrat Prous, Kali Hansa, Alice Arno, Robert Woods and Lina Romay
The Erotic Exploits of Maciste in Atlantis Les Exploits Erotiques de Macist dans L'Atlantide . Les Gloutonnes / The Gobblers · Sexes au Soleil produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco; starred Wal Davis, Montserrat Prous, Kali Hansa, Alice Arno, Howard Vernon, Robert Woods, Caroline Riviere, Lina Romay and Pamela Stanford; Franco knocked together this film in his spare time while he was shooting Maciste vs. the Amazon Queen
The Bare Breasted Countess (released in 1975) La Comtesse Aux Seins Nus · La Comtesse Noire / The Black Countess · The Loves of Irina · Erotikill · Les Avaleuses / The Swallowers (hardcore French version) Entfesselte Begierde / Unbridled Lust (softcore German version) · Female Vampire (DVD title) produced by Marius Lesouer; written by Jesus Franco; starred Jack Taylor, Lina Romay, Ramon Ardid, Jesus Franco, Luis Barboo, Alice Arno and Monica Swinn; music by Daniel White; filmed in Portugal
Night of the Killers La Noche de los Asesinos / Night of the Assassins · Night of the Skull (DVD title) · Sospiri · Im Schatten des Mörders / In the Shadow of Murder written by Jesus Franco, based on the play The Cat and the Canary, but credits strangely refer to the film as an Edgar Allan Poe adaptation (!); starred Alberto Dalbes, William Berger, Lina Romay (and her husband Ramon Ardid), Yelena Samarina, Luis Barboo and Antonio Mayans; music by Carlo Savina
La Casa del Ahorcado The House of the Hanged Man . Le Manoir du Pendu unfinished; this film was supposed to be produced and directed by Franco for his own company Manacoa Films, and was supposed to star Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans and Alberto Dalbes
Linda's Hot Nights Les Nuits Brulantes de Linda · La Felicita nel Peccato / The Felicity of Sin · Le Plaisir Solitaire / Solitary Pleasure · Mais Que Donc a Viole Linda? / Who Raped Linda? produced by Marius and Daniel Lesouer; starred Lina Romay, Alice Arno, Paul Muller and Monica Swinn; music by Daniel White; Franco remade this film in 1977 as Sexy Sisters
Tender and Perverse Emanuelle Tender et Perverse Emmanuelle . Des Frissons sur la Peau / Shivers of the Flesh · Le Chemin Solitaire / The Solitary Path · El Ultimo Escalofrio / The Last Thrill . Dernier Frisson produced by Marius Lesouer; written by Jesus Franco; starred Alberto Dalbes, Jack Taylor, Lina Romay, Ramon Ardid, Alice Arno and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
Kiss Me, Killer Sexy Blues · Tango au Clair de Lune / Tango by Moonlight · Emanuelle Blonde . Come With Me My Blonde Emmanuelle . Embrasse-Moi . Dolce Porno Baby produced by Marius Lesouer; written by Jesus Franco; features Lina Romay's "Rape of Apollo" dance number; starred Alberto Dalbes, Alice Arno, Lina Romay, Paul Muller, Antonio Mayans and Olivier Mathot; music by Daniel White; this film was a remake of Franco's 1962 film Death Whistles the Blues
The Mark of Zorro La marque de Zorro Franco helped Alain Payet and Marius Lesoeur direct this film, uncredited; starred Howard Vernon, Monica Swinn; released in 1975
1974 Exorcisme Exorcisme et Messes Noires / Exorcism and Black Masses · Le Viziose · Sexorcismes (1975 X-rated version with added sex scenes) produced by Marius & Daniel Lesouer; starred Jesus Franco (in a major role), Lina Romay, Ramon Ardid, Caroline Riviere, Nadine Pascal, Daniel White, Olivier Mathot and Monica Swinn; music by Andre Benichou; footage from this film was later re-edited into Franco's 1979 The Sadist of Notre Dame
Celestine, Maid at Your Service Celestine, Bonne a Tout Faire / Celestine, Good for Anything . Celestine, An All-Around Maid sex comedy set in 17th century France, produced by Robert de Nesle; co-written by Franco and Nicole Guettard; starred Lina Romay, Howard Vernon, Pamela Stanford, Ramon Ardid, Olivier Mathot and Monica Swinn; Franco later remade this film in 1984 as Scarlet
Lorna, the Exorcist Lorna, l'Exorciste . Les Possedees du Diable / The Devil's Possessed · Sexy Diabolic Story Franco's take on The Exorcist; produced by Robert de Nesle; co-written by Franco, de Nesle and Nicole Guettard; starred Lina Romay, Pamela Stanford, Jesus Franco and Howard Vernon; Franco later remade this film in 2002 as Jess Franco's Incubus
Nuns in Madness Les Nonnes en Folie · Les Chatouilleuses / The Ticklish Ones · Le sexy goditrici / God's Sexy Women (X-rated edit) produced by Robert de Nesle; co-written by Franco, Nicole Guettard and Alain Petit; starred Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Ramon Ardid, Caroline Riviere, Pamela Stanford, Monica Swinn and Fred Williams; music by Daniel White; shot in Portugal
The Sexiest Man in the World Sexy Erotic Job · Le Jouisseur / The Hedonist · Roland, L'Homme le Plus Sexy du Monde · Der Sex Playboy produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Nicole Guettard (Franco's then-wife); starred Fred Williams, Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Ramon Ardid, Caroline Riviere, Pamela Stanford and Monica Swinn; shot in Portugal & France
Les Emmerdeuses The Troublemakers (translation) · Les Grandes Emmerdeuses / The Big Pains in the Ass · Sexy-a-Go-Go produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Jesus Franco; starred Lina Romay, Ramon Ardid, Pamela Stanford, Monica Swinn and Fred Williams
Convoy of Women East of Berlin . Convoy of Girls . SS Nazi Convoy produced by Marius Lesoeur; released in France in 1974; released in Italy in 1978; Franco apparently co-directed this film (uncredited) with Pierre Chevalier, although some sources dispute it; starred Monica Swinn and Pamela Stanford; music by Daniel White
1975 De Sade's Juliette Justine Lady Lujuria · Julietta 69 · Justine (variant Italian hardcore version edited later in 1979 by Joe D'Amato) written by Franco, based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; starred Lina Romay, Ramon Ardid, Alain Petit, Monica Swinn and Jesus Franco
Midnight Party Le Partouze de Minuit · Heisse Berührungen · Lady Porno · La Coccolona · Sexy Blues · Porno Pop · Porno Dama produced by Marius and Daniel Lesouer; starred Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Jesus Franco, Alain Petit, Ramon Ardid and Monica Swinn; music by Daniel White; several different versions of this film exist
Shining Sex Le Sexe Brillant · La Fille au Sexe Brillant / The Girl With the Shining Sex · Erotic Pleasures of a Good Lady very slow-paced sci-fi/porn film produced by Marius and Daniel Lesouer; written by Franco and Pierre-Claude Garnier; starred Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Ramon Ardid, Alain Petit, Jesus Franco and Monica Swinn; music by Daniel White
Women in a Golden Cage Des Filles dans une Cage Doree . Razzia Sur le Plaisir · Vizio in Bocca . Carcel Dorada produced and written by Marius Lesoeur, based on a novel called Greetings from Hong Kong; co-directed by Lesoeur and Franco (Franco directed only a few striptease scenes just to pad out the film); starred Monica Swinn, Alice Arno, Jesus Franco and Daniel White; music by Daniel White; incredibly low budget with lots of meaningless stock footage
Mandinga Mandinga unfinished; film was supposed to star William Berger
A Virgin for St. Tropez Une vierge pour Saint-Tropez Franco helped Georges Friendland direct this film, uncredited
Barbed Wire Dolls Frauengefängnis / Women's Prison · Caged Women Penitenziario Femminile per Reali Sessuali produced by Erwin Dietrich; written by Jesus Franco; starred Lina Romay, Monica Swinn, Martine Stedil, Ramon Ardid, Jesus Franco and Paul Muller; music by Daniel White; some footage from this film later wound up in a Eurocine film called Femmes de SS
Women Behind Bars Diamants Pour L'Enfer / Diamonds for Hell · Visa Pour Mourir / Visa To Die · Prison Sado Pour Femmes / Sadistic Women's Prison . Punition Cell distributed by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Lina Romay, Martine Stedil, Ramon Ardid and Jesus Franco; music by Daniel White; Erwin Dietrich claimed Franco shot this film on his dime, while Franco was supposed to be filming Barbed Wire Dolls for him
The Man From Guyane L'Homme de la Guyane unfinished; this film was to have been based on "Cheri Bibi" by Gaston Leroux and was supposed to have starred Orson Welles, Klaus Kinski and Howard Vernon, but it never got completed because Erwin Dietrich could not get the financing for it
Downtown: The Naked Dolls of the Underworld Downtown – Die nackten Puppen der Unterwelt [de] · Les putains de la ville basse / The Whores of the Underworld · Levres Rouge et Bottes Noires · Schwarze Nylons, Wilde Engel produced by Erwin Dietrich; written by Franco; starred Jess Franco (in a major role), Lina Romay, Monica Swinn, Martine Stedil, Ramon Ardid and Paul Muller; music by Walter Baumgartner
The Slaves Die Sklavinnen . Die Verschleppten / The Neglected Ones . Les Flagellees de la Cellule 69 produced by Erwin Dietrich; written by Franco and Dietrich; starred Lina Romay, Esther Moser, Ramon Ardid, Jesus Franco and Martine Stedil; music by Walter Baumgartner
1976 The Portrait of Doriana Gray Das Bildnis der Doriana Gray · Die Marquise de Sade · Dirty Dracula . Ejaculations . La Porno Storia della Marchesa De Sade produced by Erwin Dietrich; written by Jesus Franco; starred Lina Romay (in a dual role), Ramon Ardid, Martine Stedil and Monica Swinn; music by Walter Baumgartner; both a hardcore porn and a softcore porn version exist
Girls of the Night Shift Mädchen im Nachtverkehr · Wilde Lust / Wild Lust (hardcore X-rated version) · Heiber Sex in Nachtverkehr (shorter softcore version) produced by Erwin Dietrich; starred Kali Hansa and Esther Moser; music by Walter Baumgartner; both a hardcore porn and a softcore porn version exist
White Skin, Black Thigh Weisse Haut auf Schwarzen Schenkeln sex film produced, written and directed by Erwin Dietrich; starred Esther Moser and Jesus Franco (Franco did not direct this film, he just acted in it); both a hardcore porn and a softcore porn version exist
Jack the Ripper Jack l'Eventreur . Erotico Profondo · Jack the Ripper, der Dirnenmörder von London gruesome horror film produced by Erwin Dietrich and Max Dora; written by Franco and Nicolas Weisse; starred Klaus Kinski, Lina Romay, Josephine Chaplin, Esther Studer and Herbert Fux; music by Walter Baumgartner; photographed by Peter Baumgartner
Around the World in 80 Beds In 80 Betten um die Welt produced by Erwin Dietrich; Franco allegedly co-directed this film; starred Esther Moser and Esther Studer
Greta the Mad Butcher Greta Haus Ohne Männer / Greta, House Without Men · Ilsa: Absolute Power · Ilsa the Wicked Warden · Greta la Tortionnaire de Wrede / Greta the Torturer · Wanda the Wicked Warden Greta la Donna Bestia brutal prison film produced by Erwin Dietrich and Max Dora; written by Franco and Dietrich; starred Dyanne Thorne, Esther Studer, Jesus Franco, Esther Moser, Tania Busselier and Lina Romay; music by Walter Baumgartner; released in both an edited and an unedited version
Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun Die Liebesbriefe einer Portugesischen Nonne · Forbidden Confessions of an Adolescent Nun . Cartas de Amor a Una Monja Portuguesa produced by Erwin Dietrich and Max Dora; co-written by Franco and Dietrich, based on the novel of the same name; starred William Berger, Herbert Fux (as Satan), Esther Studer and Susan Hemingway; music by Walter Baumgartner
1977 Das Frauenhaus [fr] The Women's House (translation) · House of Women · Blue Rita (hardcore X-rated version) produced by Erwin Dietrich and Robert de Nesle; written by Franco and Robert de Nesle; starred Pamela Stanford, Esther Moser and Olivier Mathot; music by Walter Baumgartner
Sexy Sisters Die teuflischen Schwestern [fr] / The Devilish Sisters · Satanic Sisters · Two Vicious Sisters · Swedish Nympho Slaves · Aberraciones Sexuales de una Rubia Caliente / Sexual Aberrations of a Hot Blonde · Erotic Frenzy of a Nymphomaniac produced by Erwin Dietrich; written by Jesus Franco; starred Pamela Stanford, Jack Taylor (doing nude scenes!) and Karine Gambier; music by Walter Baumgartner (who also acted in the film)
Women Without Innocence Frauen Ohne Unschuld · Wicked Women · The Insatiable Nights of a Nymphomaniac · Femmes Sans Pudeur / Women Without Modesty produced and written by Erwin Dietrich, based on the novel Das Haus der Mannstollen Frauen; starred Lina Romay, Vicky Adams, Esther Studer and Monica Swinn; music by Walter Baumgartner
Love Camp Camp d'Amour · Frauen im Liebeslager / Women in the Love Camp · Camp Erotique . Die Unersattliche produced by Erwin Dietrich; co-written by Franco and Dietrich; starred Monica Swinn, Esther Studer and Wal Davis; music by Walter Baumgartner
The Call of the Blonde Goddess Ruf der Blonden Göttin · Las Diosas del Porno / The Goddesses of Porn · La Deesse Nue / The Naked Goddess · Porno Shock . Love Cry of the Blonde Goddess . Voodoo Passion produced by Erwin Dietrich; co-written by Franco and Dietrich; starred Vicky Adams, Pamela Stanford, Karine Gambier and Jack Taylor; music by Walter Baumgartner
Women in Cellblock 9 Frauen für Zellenblock 9 · Esclaves de l'Amour / Love Slaves · Flucht von der Todesinsel produced by Erwin Dietrich; written by Jesus Franco; starred Susan Hemingway, Karine Gambier, Esther Studer and Howard Vernon: music by Walter Baumgartner
1978 Cocktail Special produced and written by Robert de Nesle, based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; starred Touxa Beni, Karine Gambier and Lina Romay; music by Daniel White
Elles Font Tout They Do It All (translation) . They Do Everything · Quel Certo Piacere produced by Robert de Nesle; written by Franco and de Nesle; this sexy comedy starred Susan Hemingway, Touxa Beni and Lina Romay (a.k.a. Candy Coster); music by Daniel White; Franco later remade this film in 1982 as El hotel de los ligues
I'm Burning Up All Over Je Brule de Partout · Dossier Mineures produced and co-written by Robert de Nesle; starred Brigitte Lahaie and Susan Hemingway; music by Daniel White; Lahaie later had very bad things to say about her experience working with Franco on this film, but she later reconciled with him
Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties Deux Espionnes Avec un Petit Slip a Fleur . Opalo de Fuego: Mercarderes del Sexo / Opal of Fire: The Sex Merchants . Lascivia (working title) produced by Marius Lesoeur; written by Jesus Franco; Nicole Guettard was assistant director on this film; starred Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Muriel Montossey and Nadine Pascal; music by Daniel White; two versions of this film exist
1979 Erotic Symphony Sinfonia Erotica · Cuerpos y Almas / Bodies and Souls written by Franco, based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; starred Lina Romay and Susan Hemingway; music by Jesus Franco; this film was a remake of Franco's 1973 film Pleasure for Three
The Girls of Copacabana Las Chicas de Copacabana · Las Muchachas de Copacabana produced by Marius and Daniel Lesouer; written by Marius Lesoeur; starred Lina Romay, Nadine Pascal and Olivier Mathot; music by Daniel White; shot on 16mm film for unknown reasons
The Sadist of Notre Dame El Sadico de Notre Dame · Le Sadique de Notre Dame . The Ripper of Notre Dame · Chains and Black Leather (Canadian release title) . Demoniac (censored U.S. video release) Franco re-used a lot of footage from his earlier film Exorcisme to make this film; produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; written by Franco and Marius Lesoeur; starred Jess Franco, Lina Romay, Nadine Pascale, Ramon Ardid, Daniel White, Olivier Mathot and Monica Swinn; music by Daniel White
The Gold Bug El escarabajo de oro unfinished; based on the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe, this film was supposed to have starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans
1980 Sexual Aberrations of a Married Woman Aberraciones Sexuales de una Mujer Casada . Diary of a Desperate Housewife . Sexual Aberrations of a Housewife . Cecilia (1983 French release version) co-produced by Marius Lesoeur and Jesus Franco; Olivier Mathot and Pierre Chevalier shot some extra scenes for the 1983 French release version called Cecilia; starred Vicky Adams, Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
Eugenie: The Story of a Perversion Eugenie Historia de una Perversion · The Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie . Erotismo . Lolita am Scheideweg produced by Julian Esteban; written by Franco, based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; edited by Nicole Guettard; starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Mabel Escano and Katja Bienert; music by Daniel White and Franco
Mondo Cannibale Cannibal World (translation) · Les Cannibales / The Cannibals · La Dea Cannibale / The Cannibal Goddess · White Cannibal Queen · Die Blonde Gottin / The Blonde Goddess · Barbarian Goddess · Une Fille Pour Les Cannibales / A Woman for the Cannibals · Rio Salvaje (working title) produced by Daniel Lesoeur; written by Franco; starred Al Cliver, Sabrina Siani, Lina Romay, Ramon Ardid, Pamela Stanford, Anouchka (the producer's daughter), Antonio Mayans and Olivier Mathot; Franco later said that Sabrina Siani was the worst actress that he had ever worked with
Cannibal Terror Terreur Cannibal produced by Daniel Lesoeur; Franco wrote this screenplay, but the film was directed by Olivier Mathot and Alain Deruille; starred Antonio Mayans, Sabrina Siani, Olivier Mathot and Pamela Stanford; incorporated footage from Franco's Mondo Cannibale (1980)
Devil Hunter Chasseurs d'Hommes (translation) · Man Hunter . Sexo Cannibal · Jungfrau unter Kannibalen / The Young Woman and the Cannibals · Mandingo Manhunter (U.S. video title) produced by Julian Gomez; written by Franco and Julian Gomez; co-directed by Lina Romay and Franco; edited by Nicole Guettard; art director was Pierre Chevalier; starred Al Cliver, Vicky Adams, Ursula Buchfellner, Werner Pochath and Antonio Mayans; music by Franco and Daniel White
Zombie Lake El lago de los muertos vivientes / The Lake of the Living Dead . Le lac des morts-vivant produced by Daniel Lesoeur; Franco wrote this screenplay, then left the project, so Jean Rollin was hired to direct; starred Howard Vernon, Antonio Mayans, Anouchka Leseour (the producer's daughter), Nadine Pascal and Jean Rollin; Rollin later said that he thought this film was awful; he just did it as a favor for Lesouer
Sadomania Sadomania: El Infierno de la Pasion Sadomania, Hölle der Lust · Hellhole Women · Prisoners of the Flesh . Sadomania: The Hell of Passion prison film co-produced by Antonio Mayans and Julio Poura; written by Franco and Gunter Ebert; co-directed by Lina Romay and Franco; starred Ajita Wilson (a real-life transsexual), Antonio Mayans, Ursula Buchfellner, Nadine Pascal and Jesus Franco
Bloody Moon Lune de Sang · Die Säge des Todes / The Saw of Death · Profonde Tenebre / Deep Darkness · Colegiadas Violadas / Raped College Girls slasher film produced by Wolf Hartwig and Erich Tomek; co-directed by Lina Romay and Franco; music by Gerhard Heinz
The Naked Superwitches of the Rio Amore Die Nackten Superhexen vom Rio Amore . Die Frauen vom Rio Amore . Orgia de Ninfomanas . Captive Women (video title) . The Story of Linda (U.K. title) produced by Erich Tomek and Antonio Mayans; co-directed by Franco and Lina Romay; stars Antonio Mayans, Ursula Buchfellner and Katja Bienert; music by Gerhard Heinz
Sex Is Crazy El Sexo Esta Loco produced by Joaquin Dominguez; written by Franco; starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans and Jesus Franco; music by Daniel White
The Girl in the Transparent Panties La Chica de las Bragas Transparentes . Pick-up Girls . Two Females Spies With Flowered Panties produced by Antonio Mayans; written by Franco, based on a Perry Mason novel; starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White and Franco
1981 Lake of the Virgins El Lago de los Virgenes · Island of the Virgins based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson; starred Katja Bienert; music by Daniel White
The Night of the Open Sexes La noche de los sexos abiertos / Night of the Open Vaginas starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
Kalt wie Eis Strike Back Franco helped Carl Schenkel direct this film, uncredited
Macumba Sexual Sexual Voodoo starred Ajita Wilson, Antonio Mayans and Lina Romay; music by Daniel White; this film was a remake of Franco's 1970 film Vampyros Lesbos
Oasis of the Zombies L'Abime des Morts Vivants / The Abyss of the Living Dead · Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies (video release title) · Le Tresor des Morts Vivants / Treasure of the Living Dead produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Eric Viellard and Jeff Montgomery; music by Daniel White; a Spanish version with Lina Romay was made simultaneously under the title La Tumba de los Muertos Vivientes, but it was only shown in Spain and it now appears to be lost
1982 Intimate Confessions of an Exhibitionist Confesiones íntimas de una exhibicionista starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
Black Boots, Leather Whip Botas Negras, Latigo de Cuero starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
The Sinister Dr. Orloff El Siniestro Dr. Orloff · Experimentos Macabros / Macabre Experiments produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Howard Vernon and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
The Inconfessable Orgies of Emanuelle Emanuelle Exposed · Emanuelle's Secret Orgies starred Vicky Adams and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
El hotel de los ligues The Hotel of Rendezvous (translation) . The Hotel of Love Affairs starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White; this film was a remake of Franco's Elles Font Tout (1978)
The House of the Lost Women La Casa de las Mujeres Perdidas · Perversion en la Isla Perdida / Perversion on the Lost Island starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
Mansion of the Living Dead La Mansion de los Muertos Vivientes Franco's homage to Amando de Ossorio's Blind Dead series; starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
The Shadow of Judoka vs. Dr. Wong La Sombra del Judoka contra el Dr. Wong starred Lina Romay and Jesus Franco; music by Daniel White
Moans of Pleasure Gemidos de Placer a remake of Franco's Pleasure For Three (1973), based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
1983 Fury in the Tropics Furia en el Tropico · Orgasmo Perverso (re-edited hardcore version) · Mujeres Acorraladas / Cornered Women · Fury in Jamaica starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans and Analia Ivars; music by Daniel White
Treasure of the White Goddess El Tesoro de la Diosa Blanca . Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (DVD release title) produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Katja Bienert, Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Daniel White and Olivier Mathot; music by Daniel White
Revenge in the House of Usher Die Rache des Hauses Usher . El Hundimiento de la Casa Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher · Nevrosis / Neurosis · Los Crimenes de Usher / The Crimes of Usher · Zombie 4 based on the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; French version incorporated footage from Franco's The Awful Dr. Orloff; produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Daniel White and Howard Vernon; music by Daniel White
The Night Has a Thousand Sexes Mil Sexos Tiene La Noche starred Lina Romay; music by Daniel White
Lillian the Perverted Virgin Lilian la Virgen Pervertida starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Daniel White and Katja Bienert; music by Daniel White
The Sexual Story of O La Historia Sexual de O . Lola 2000 . Une petite femme pour hotel particulier starred Alicia Principe and Carmen Carrion; Lina Romay was on the poster, but was not in the film; music by Daniel White
Alone Against Terror Sola Ante el Terror · Los Monstruos de Fiske Manor / The Monsters of Fiske Manor starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans and Mabel Escano; music by Daniel White
Blood On My Shoes Sangre en mis Zapatos based on an Edgar Wallace novel; starred Lina Romay, Howard Vernon and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
The Blues of Pop Street Los Blues de la Calle Pop · Las Aventuras de Felipe Marlboro Volumen Ocho / The Adventures of Phillip Marlboro, Volume 8 . The Pop Street Blues produced, written and directed by Franco; starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans and Analia Ivars
In Search of the Golden Dragon En Busca del Dragon Dorado based on "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe; music by Daniel White
Camino Solitario Lonely Road (translation) starred Lina Romay (in a dual role), Antonio Mayans and Jesus Franco; music by Daniel White
Barrio Chino Barrio Porno unreleased; was supposed to star Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans
The Tanga Girls Las Chicas del Tanga starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Vicky Adams and Analia Ivars; supposedly directed by Lina Romay
A Buttcrack for Two Una Rajita Para Dos / A Crack For Two Lina Romay's first solo directing job; starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans and Jesus Franco
1984 How Much Does a Spy Cost? Cuanto Cobra un Espia? produced and directed by Franco; starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Luis Barboo and Analia Ivars
Dirty Game in Casablanca Juego Sucio en Casablanca produced and directed by Franco; starred William Berger, Analia Ivars, Vicky Adams, Luis Barboo and Antonio Mayans
The Girl with the Red Lips La Chica de los Labios Rojos produced by Gabriel Martin; starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Jesus Franco and Mabel Escano
Golden Temple Amazons Les Amazones du Temple d'Or · Tundra and the Temple of the Sun (Franco's original working title) produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; Franco started this film as Tundra and the Temple of the Sun in 1984 but never completed it, so Alain Petit finished it for him and released it in 1990 as Golden Temple Amazons; starred William Berger, Analia Ivars, Olivier Mathot and Antonio Mayans[14]
White Bay Bahia Blanca produced and directed by Franco; co-edited by Lina Romay; starred Lina Romay, Analia Ivars, Jesus Franco and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
The Killer Wore Black Socks El asesino llevaba medias negras unfinished; would have starred William Berger, Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans and Mabel Escano
Voices of Death Voces de Muerte . Finestrat unfinished; based on an Edgar Wallace novel; produced and directed by Franco; this film would have starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans
Scarlet The Grandfather, the Countess and Mischievous Scarlet · Escarlate la Traviesa / Naughty Scarlet remake of Franco's Celestine (1974), this film was apparently never released; starred Lina Romay, Vicky Adams, Analia Ivars and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
1985 The White Slave La Esclava Blanca co-produced by Franco (who directed) and Santiago Moncada (also writer); starred Lina Romay and Mabel Escano; music by Daniel White
Lulu's Talking Ass El Ojete de Lulu / Lulu's Buttonhole · Lulu's Bunghole starred Lina Romay and Mabel Escano; music by Daniel White
Lulu's Pacifier El Chupete de Lulu / Lulu's Suck Toy starred Lina Romay and Mabel Escano; music by Jess Franco
A Penis for Three Un Pito Para Tres / A Whistle For Three starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; Lina Romay co-directed, and helped write, this film
Last of the Filipinas Las Ultimas de Filipinas co-produced by Franco and Santigo Moncada; starred Lina Romay (who also co-directed)
Bangkok: Appointment with Death Bangkok, cita con la muerte co-edited by Lina Romay; starred Lina Romay, Eduardo Fajardo and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
Travel to Bangkok, Coffin Included Viaje a Bangkok Ataud Incluido based on an Edgar Wallace character; produced, written, directed and scored by Franco; co-edited by Lina Romay; starred Howard Vernon
Commando Mengele Angel of Death . El Hombre que Mato a Mengele . Gentes del Rio Franco co-wrote this film, but did not get to direct it; produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Chris Mitchum, Fernando Rey, Howard Vernon, Jack Taylor and Antonio Mayans
Entre pitos anda el juego The Play Moves Between Penises . The Game Walks Between Whistles (literal translation) starred Lina Romay and Mabel Escano; music by Daniel White
1986 The Watcher and the Exhibitionist El Miron y la Exhibicionista / The Voyeur and the Exhibitionist starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White; Lina Romay co-directed and helped write this film
Slaves of Crime Esclavas del Crimen produced by Herminio Calvo; starred Lina Romay as the daughter of Fu Manchu; music by Daniel White
The Suckers Las Chuponas starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White; Lina Romay co-directed & helped write this film
For The Babies, Warm Cream Para Las Nenas Leche Calentita starred Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White; Lina Romay co-directed & helped write this film
Tribulations of a Cross-Eyed Buddha Tribulaciones de un Buda Bizco children's film, completed but never released; starred Lina Romay, Howard Vernon and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
AIDS: The 20th Century Plague Sida, la Peste del Siglo XX . Operation Sida completed but said to be lost; produced by Emilio Larraga; starred Lina Romay; music by Daniel White
Teleporno unfinished; this hardcore film starred Lina Romay, Jesus Franco and Mabel Escano
The White Rhino El rinoceronte blanco . Revenge of the White Rhino unfinished; would have starred Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Daniel Katz and Mabel Escano
Bragueta Story Zipper Story unreleased; Lina Romay directed this film direct-to-video; starred Lina Romay and Mabel Escano
1987 Falo Crest Caprices Sados Pour Salopes du Plaisir / Sadistic Whims for Whores of Pleasure · Phallo Crest starred Lina Romay; music by Daniel White; Lina Romay co-directed and helped write this extremely X-rated parody of Falcon Crest
Phollastia Fellations Sauvages / Wild Fellatio starred Lina Romay; music by Daniel White; Lina Romay co-directed and helped write this extremely X-rated parody of Dynasty
Biba La Banda Franco produced this comedy film, but did not direct it; directed by Ricardo Palacios; starred Alfredo Landa
Dark Mission Fleurs du Mal / Flowers of Evil · The Columbian Connection · Operacion Cocaina . The Heroin Deal spy drama produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Christopher Lee, Chris Mitchum, Richard Harrison, Antonio Mayans and Brigitte Lahaie; music by Daniel White
1988 Faceless Les Predateurs de la Nuit / Predators of the Night . I Predatori della Notte homage to Franco's The Awful Dr. Orloff (1961), with a nod to George Franju's Eyes Without a Face; produced by Rene Chateau; starred Telly Savalas, Helmut Berger, Caroline Munro, Chris Mitchum, Anton Diffring, Brigitte Lahaie (the producer's girlfriend), Howard Vernon and Lina Romay; music by Romano Musumarra
1989 Emerald Bay La Bahia Esmeralda . Esmeralda Bay produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Robert Forster, Brett Halsey, George Kennedy, Fernando Rey, Craig Hill, Antonio Mayans, Jesus Franco and Lina Romay; music by Luis Bacalav; received poor distribution
1990 The Fall of Eagles La Chute des Aigles · Un Cancion Para Berlin / A Song for Berlin · War Song produced by Marius and Daniel Lesoeur; starred Christopher Lee, Mark Hamill, Craig Hill and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White
Downtown Heat Ciudad Baja · Vipers . La punta de las viboras / Viper's Point starred Mike Connors, Craig Hill, Josephine Chaplin, Lina Romay and Antonio Mayans; music by Daniel White; released in 1994; failed to get wide distribution
In Pursuit of Barbara À la Poursuite de Barbara Franco co-directed this French film with Jean Rollin, although some sources dispute it; starred Francoise Blanchard, Jean Rollin, Antonio Mayans and Olivier Mathot
1992 Don Quijote in 1992, Franco completed this film started by Orson Welles back in 1957 as a projected TV series; adapted from Cervantes' novel by Orson Welles; starred Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff and Francisco Reiguera as Don Quijote; it was finally theatrically released in 1995 to disappointing reviews
1993 Jungle of Fear La Jungla del Miedo . The Golden Beetle unfinished; based on the short story "The Gold Bug" by Edgar Allan Poe; co-produced by Franco; was to have starred Lina Romay, Chris Mitchum, Howard Vernon and William Berger; shot on video
1996 Killer Barbys Vampire Killer Barbys · Killer Barbies Franco's last big-budget film, which managed to stir up a large amount of fan interest in his work; starred Maria Angela Giordano, Silvia Superstar and Aldo Sambrell; shot on film
1997 Tender Flesh Carne Fresca . Bocatto di Cardinale produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay, Amber Newman, Analia Ivars, Alain Petit, Monique Parent and Aldo Sambrell; remake of Franco's The Perverse Countess (1973); this was Franco's last "real" movie (i.e., shot on film)
1998 Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula Mari Cookie y la tarantula asesina . Eight Legs To Love You produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay, Michelle Bauer, Linnea Quigley, Amber Newman, Rachel Sheppard and Analia Ivars; from this point on, Franco's films were all shot on video
Lust for Frankenstein produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay, Michelle Bauer, Amber Newman, Rachel Sheppard and Analia Ivars; shot on video
1999 Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell El infierno virtual del Dr. Wong . Doctor Wong produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay, Jesus Franco, Howard Vernon (in stock footage from Franco's The Curse of Frankenstein), Rachel Sheppard and Analia Ivars; shot on video
Vampire Blues Los blues del vampiro . Vampire Sex: Lady Dracula 3 . Vampyr Blues produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay, Jesus Franco, Rachel Sheppard and Analia Ivars; shot on video
Red Silk Seda Roja produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay and Christie Levin; shot on video
Broken Dolls Muñecas Rotas produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay and Christie Levin; shot on video
2000 Helter Skelter based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade; produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay, Rachel Sheppard and Analia Ivars; music by Daniel White; shot on video
Blind Target Obietivo a Ciegas produced by Kevin Collins; starred Rachel Sheppard, Linnea Quigley and Lina Romay; shot on video
2001 Vampire Junction produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay and Fata Morgana; shot on video
2002 Jess Franco's Incubus Incubus remake of Franco's Lorna, the Exorcist (1974); produced by Kevin Collins; starred Carina Palmer, Carsten Frank and Lina Romay; music by Daniel White; shot on video
Antenna Criminal: Making a Jess Franco Movie documentary on the making of Blind Target directed by Brian Horrorwitz; starred Lina Romay, Kevin Collins, Jess Franco, Rachel Sheppard and Linnea Quigley
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula Killer Barbys contra Dracula produced by Kevin Collins; starred Lina Romay, Silvia Superstar, Katja Bienert, Aldo Sambrell, Carsten Frank and Fata Morgana; shot on video; released in 2003
2005 Flowers of Perversion Jess Franco's Perversion . Flores de perversion produced by Franco; starred Lina Romay, Rachel Sheppard and Fata Morgana; shot on video
Flowers of Passion Jess Franco's Passion . Flores de la Pasion produced and directed by Franco; starred Fata Morgana, Lina Romay and Rachel Sheppard; music by Daniel White; shot on video
Snakewoman produced by Kevin Collins; co-written by Jess Franco and Lina Romay; starred Lina Romay, Christie Levin, Antonio Mayans, Rachel Sheppard and Fata Morgana; shot on video
2008 A Bad Day at the Cemetery (Parts One and Two) La cripta de las mujeres malditas / Crypt of the Cursed Women filmed in two parts; produced by Franco; starred Fata Morgana (who was also co-writer/cinematographer) and Carmen Montes; music by Daniel White; shot on video; Part One was released in 2008, Part Two was released in 2010
2009 Take-Away Spirit produced & co-written by Kevin Collins; starred Jess Franco, Brad Frikkers and Amy Brown; filmed in England, Brooklyn, Spain and China (shot on video)
2010 Paula-Paula: An Audiovisual Experience Paula-Paula starred Carmen Montes and Lina Romay (in her last film); 66 minutes long, shot on video
2012 Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Women Culitos in the Night . Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies co-written by Franco and Antonio Mayans; starred Antonio Mayans, Irene Verdu, Paula Davis, Carmen Montes and Jesus Franco; shot on video
Crypt of the Condemned (Parts One and Two) La cripta de las condenadas 1 & 2 co-written by Franco and Fata Morgana; starred Fata Morgan, Carmen Montes and Franco; Lina Romay was art director; music by Daniel White; shot on video; released after Lina Romay's death[15]
2013 Revenge of the Alligator Women Revenge of the Alligator Ladies co-written and co-directed by Franco and Antonio Mayans; starred Antonio Mayans, Irene Verdu, Paula Davis and Carmen Montes; music by Jess Franco; shot on video; Franco's last film (it would be released posthumously)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  2. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/apr/05/jesus-franco
  4. ^ http://www.sensacine.com/noticias/cine/noticia-18511350 "Muere Jess Franco, padre de la serie B española"], sensacine.com; accessed 26 March 2018.(in Spanish)
  5. ^ "CULT HORROR DIRECTOR JESS FRANCO DEAD". nationalenquirer.com. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  6. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  7. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  8. ^ "Harry Alan Towers".
  9. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  10. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  11. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  12. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  13. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  14. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press.
  15. ^ Thrower,Stephen (2015). Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco. Strange Attractor Press. p. 430

Further reading[edit]

  • Stephen Thrower, Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco (2015)
  • Jess Franco, Memorias del tío Jess (2004) (autobiography, in Spanish)
  • Stéphane du Mesnilot, Jess Franco - Énergies du fantasme (2004, in French)
  • Alain Petit, Manacoa Files (1994–1999, in French)
  • Lucas Balbo, Peter Blumenstock, Christian Kessler, Tim Lucas, Obsession - The Films of Jess Franco (1993)
  • Tim Lucas, How to Read a Franco Film, in Video Watchdog n. 1 (1990)"Article". Archived from the original on 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  • The book Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies 1956-1984 (1994) by Cathal Tohill and Pete Tombs dedicates a chapter to him.
  • Xavier Mendik. "Perverse Bodies, Profane Texts: Processes of Sadeian 'Mixture' in the Films of Jesus Franco" in Andy Black (ed), Necronomicon: The Journal of Horror and Erotic Cinema: Book Two London: Creation Books, 1998, pp. 6–29.
  • Benedikt Eppenberger, Daniel Stapfer Mädchen, Machos und Moneten: Die unglaubliche Geschichte des Schweizer Kinounternehmers Erwin C. Dietrich. Mit einem Vorwort von Jess Franco. Verlag Scharfe Stiefel, Zurich, 2006, ISBN 3-033-00960-3
  • (in Italian) Robert Monell, Il codice segreto di Jesús Franco, in Nocturno Dossier n. 60, luglio 2007
  • Robert Monell, essays on Devil Hunter/Il Cacciatore di Uomini & The Cannibals/White Cannibal Queen in "Eaten Alive: Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies" pp. 145–148 Edited by Jay Slater, Plexus Publishing Limited, London (2002)
  • Robert Monell, Foreword: "Jess Franco--Cinema Degree Zero" in "Il Caso Jesus Franco" edited by Francesco Cesari, (2010, in English, Italian and Spanish) Granviale Editore, Venezia, Italy, pp. 11–12.

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