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R.I.P. Director Jess Franco


Jess FrancoEuro-cult great Jess Franco has passed away at the age of 82 after producing nearly 200 films. A unique filmmaker, Franco’s work fits in a category all its own, combining art, the erotic, and the macabre into titles like Lorna the Exorcist, The Awful Dr. Orloff, Succubus, Venus in Furs and of course, the eponymous Vampyros Lesbos.

While Franco isn’t to everyone’s taste, he certainly stretched the definition of erotic horror cinema and elevated stunner Soledad Miranda to icon status.  Get a crash course on Franco’s films here from FEARnet’s Alison Nastasi and watch a (NSFW) clip from Vampyros Lesbos below.