Lady Frankenstein (1971), Erotic Rites of Frankenstsein (1973), Flesh for Frankenstein (1973).
While Frankenstein is one of the oldest monsters in the genre and has been adapted multiple times by a variety of creators, some closer to the original source than others, there are other filmmakers that go far enough away from the original novel that they’re not even in same library! But it is always interesting to see where these creative filmmakers take that story, giving it their own twist, and putting it out there for the world to see!
Join us as we delve into 3 different variations on the Frankenstein theme, all that deal with sex, nudity, gore, and some of the strangest in Euro-Horror!
Larrez. Rollin. Franco. Do those names mean anything to you? And if so, what images come to mind? For those that are aware of those names and their work, you might have an image of a vampire or two floating through your mind. In this episode, we take a look at 3 unique vampire films that are quite different than what most would consider a traditional genre entry, and each from a different director. We cover Jose Larrez’s Vampyres (1974), Jean Rollin’s Fascination (1979), and Jess Franco’s Vampyros Lesbos (1971).
When discussing this huge criteria of film, we can’t just stop after one episode, so we’re back to discuss another 3 films, ones that might be a little more obscure to the average fan. Within this show, we discuss Jess Franco’s The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966), Jacques Tourneur’s Night of the Demon (1957), and Kaneto Shindô Onibaba (1964). You may have seen some of these, maybe all, but when is the last time you visited them and really took note on how well made they are? And if you haven’t seen them, well then, you’ll be in for a real treat. No matter the case, give a listen to hear why we think these three films are pretty damn special.
Don’t worry, we’ll be hitting this topic more than a few times, but we’ll move on next to discuss some of our other favorites.