Gritos en la Noche (1962)

Gritos en la Noche (1962, SPA/FRA) B&W-83m. ** D: Jess Franco. Starring Howard Vernon, Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Perla Cristal. Something is amiss in rural Spanish village. A sinister doctor is abducting nightclub dancers to operate on them, hoping to restore his disfigured daughter's face. One of Franco's best-known, most popular films is at times atmospheric, even startlingly expressionistic chiller with a jazzy, bizarre score. Quite good, although certainly influenced by French 'classic' LES YEUX SANS VISAGE (1959) and Mario Bava's LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO (1961). Followed by several ORLOFF movies. Also known as CRIES IN THE NIGHT, AWFUL DR. ORLOF(F).


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