The Jess Franco Collection

The Jess Franco Collection

Channeling his deepest libidinal desires and darkest fears into films, with no apparent concern for narrative convention or the boundaries of mainstream taste, Jess Franco is a cinematic iconoclast. Six films by Franco, including the long-lost Nightmares Come at Night, are streaming during the month of October.

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The Jess Franco Collection
  • The Sadistic Baron von Klaus

    Jess Franco • France • 1962 • Curses and bloodlines, Franco-style.

    A series of grisly murders in the remote village of Holfen convinces the locals that the town is still cursed by the spirit of a 17th-century baron who maintained an elaborate torture chamber in the dungeon of his estate. Undaunt...

  • The Awful Dr. Orloff

    Jess Franco • Spain-Autralia-France • 1964 • The film that launched a cult career.

    Generally considered the first horror film produced in Spain, The Awful Dr. Orloff launched the career of cult cinema's most colorful figure: Jess Franco. Cloaking the story in the visual style of the British got...

  • Dr. Orloff's Monster

    Jess Franco • Spain-Autralia-France • 1964 • Perverse eroticism, science fiction, smoky jazz.

    The follow-up to Franco's career-launching film The Awful Dr. Orloff, Dr. Orloff's Monster is a modern gothic thriller, injected with moments of perverse eroticism, science fiction, and smoky jazz. When...

  • Nightmares Come at Night

    Jess Franco • France • 1970 • A sultry evolution of Franco's cinema.

    A sultry dancer falls under the hypnotic control of the sinister blonde Cynthia and begins to suffer terrifying hallucinations, from which not even a gifted psychiatrist can save her. Meanwhile, a pair of jewel thieves hide out...

  • Female Vampire

    Jess Franco • Spain • 1973 • An erotic, dreamlike husband-and-wife collaboration.

    Franco’s highest-regarded collaboration with his wife, Lina Romay, Female Vampire follows the mysterious Countess Irina Karlstein, a beautiful vampiress who feeds on victims at their moments of sexual climax. Becau...

  • The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein

    Jess Franco • France • 1972 • A melding of Franco's fondness for classic horror with sex and violence.

    After the death of Victor Frankenstein, two figures vie for control of his metallic-skinned monster and the radical technology that created him: the scientist's daughter, Vera, and the immortal...