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Jesus Franco 
Written by: on June 5th, 2008

Jesus Franco was born in Madrid Spain on May 12th, 1936. He began his filmmaking career in 1954 as an assistant director on the Spanish film Comedians. In 1959 Franco would make his directorial debut with a film titled  We Are 18 Years Old. Early on in his career Franco’s films were inspired by the Universal horror films and Pulp fiction novels from his youth. His most fruitful and acclaimed era as a director spanned between 1968 and 1973.

Franco would enjoy some moderate success while working with producer Erwin C. Dietrich in the late 1970’s and in the early 1980’s with Golden Films international after returning to Spain after working many years abroad. Later on in his career Franco would experiment with shooting films on video and most of his films made in the last twenty five years are considering his weakest work as a filmmaker. Female Vampire made in 1973 would mark the beginning of Jess Franco’s longest collaboration with Lina Romay who over the course of the last thirty five years has worked with Jess Franco on about one hundred films.

In 1992 Franco would help finish editing Orson Welles Don Quixote a film that Jess Franco had shot the battle sequences for three decades before. Over the last six decades Jess Franco has directed over two hundred films and worked in just about every film genre. Besides his main passion directing Franco is also a man of many talents including cinematographer, composer, writer, editor and actor

Filmography:

Paula-Paula (2010)
La Crypte Des Femmes Maudites (2008)
Snakewoman (2005)
Passión (2005)
Perversión (2005)
Killer Barbys vs. Dracula (2002)
Incubus (2002)
Vampire Junction (2001)
Blind Target (2000)
Helter Skelter (2000)
Broken Dolls (1999)
Dr. Wong’s Virtual Hell (1999)
Red Silk (1999)
Vampire Blues (1999)
Tender Flesh (1998)
Lust for Frankenstein (1998)
Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula in 8 Legs to Love You (1998)
Killer Barbys (1996)
Downtown Heat (1994)
Scarlet (1992)
À la poursuite de Barbara (1991)
Esmeralda Bay (1989)
Fall of the Eagles (1989)
Dark Mission (Operación cocaína) (1988)
Faceless (1988)
Falo Crest (1987)
Phollastía (1987)
Las Chicas del tanga (1987)
El Lago de las vírgenes (1987)
Slave of Crime (1987)
Golden Temple Amazons (1986)
Las Chuponas (1986)
Alone Against Terror (1986)
Entre pitos anda el juego (1986)
El Mirón y la exhibicionista (1986)
Lulu’s Talking Ass (1986)
Fury in the Tropics (1986)
Bragueta historia (1986)
La Chica de los labios rojos (1986)
Para las nenas, leche calentita (1986)
Sida, la peste del siglo XX (1986)
Las Tribulaciones de un Buda Bizco (1986)
Las Últimas de Filipinas (1986)
El Chupete de Lulú (1985)
Un Pito para tres (1985)
Juego sucio en Casablanca (1985)
Bangkok, cita con la muerte (1985)
The White Slave (1985)
El Hombre que mató a Mengele (1985)
La Sombra del judoka contra el doctor Wong (1985)
Una de chinos (1985)
Viaje a Bangkok, ataúd incluido (1985)
Crack for Two (1984)
Lillian, the Perverted Virgin (1984)
The Sinister Dr. Orloff (1984)
Is Cobra a Spy? (1984)
Night of 1,000 Sexes (1984)
The Sexual Story of O (1984)
Camino solitario (1984)
El Asesino llevaba medias negras (1984)
Bahía blanca (1984)
El Hotel de los ligues (1983)
Cries of Pleasure (1983)
La Casa de las mujeres perdidas (1983)
Confesiones íntimas de una exhibicionista (1983)
Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (1983)
La Noche de los sexos abiertos (1983)
Botas negras, látigo de cuero (1983)
Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8 (1983)
En busca del dragón dorado (1983)
Blood on My Shoes (1983)
Voces de muerte (1983)
Mansion of the Living Dead (1982)
Cecilia (1982)
El Huésped de la niebla (1982)
The Inconfessable Orgies of Emmanuelle (1982)
Revenge in the House of Usher (1982)
Macumba sexual (1981)
Pick-Up Girls (1981)
Linda (1981)
Aberraciones sexuales de una mujer casada (1981)
Les Filles de Copacabana (1981)
Sadomania – Hölle der Lust (1981)
Bloody Moon (1981)
Oasis of the Zombies (1981)
Sex Is Crazy (1981)
The Devil Hunter (1980)
Cannibals (1980)
Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie (1980)
Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties (1980)
Sinfonía erótica (1979)
Justine (1979)
Je brûle de partout (1979)
The Sádist of Notre-Dame (1979)
Cocktail spécial (1978)
Convoy of Girls (1978)
Elles font tout (1978)
Voodoo Passion (1977)
Love Camp (1977)
Blue Rita (1977)
Shining Sex (1977)
Love Letters from a Portuguese Nun (1977)
Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977)
Women in Cellblock 9 (1977)
Wicked Women (1977)
Night of the Skull (1976)
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Wild Desire (1976)
Les Emmerdeuses (1976)
Lady porno (1976)
Doriana Grey (1976)
Sexy Sisters (1976)
Une cage dorée (1976)
Weiße Haut und schwarze Schenkel (1976)
Les Chatouilleuses (1975)
The Hot Nights of Linda (1975)
Le Jouisseur (1975)
Women Behind Bars (1975)
Downtown (1975)
Barbed Wire Dolls (1975)
Exorcism (1975)
La Marque de Zorro (1975)
Lorna The Exorcist (1974)
Célestine (1974)
Devil’s Island Lovers (1974)
How to Seduce a Virgin (1973)
Countess Perverse (1973)
Kiss Me Killer (1974)
A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)
Sinner: Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973)
Obscene Mirror (1973)
Female Vampire (1973)
Les Gloutonnes (1973)
Amazon Golden Temple (1973)
El Misterio del castillo rojo (1973)
The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff (1973)
Relax Baby (1973)
Tender and Perverse Emanuelle (1973)
La Venganza del doctor Mabuse (1972)
Daughter of Dracula (1972)
Drácula Prisoner of Frankenstein (1972)
Un Capitán de quince años (1972)
The Corpse Packs His Bags (1972)
Robinson and His Tempestuous Slaves (1972)
Virgin Report (1972)
The Démons (1972)
The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1972)
Un Silencio de tumba (1972)
She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)
X312 – Flight to Hell (1971)
Vampiros lesbos (1971)
The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
Eugenie… the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion (1970)
Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula (1970)
The Bloody Judge (1970)
Nightmares Come at Night (1970)
Eugenie de Sade (1970)
Juliette (1970)
Sex Charade (1970)
Venus in Furs (1969)
Kiss Me, Monster (1969)
The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)
Marquis de Sade: Justine (1969)
Two Undercover Angels (1969)
99 Women (1969)
The Girl from Rio (1969)
The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Succubus (1968)
Lucky, the Inscrutable (1967)
The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)
Attack of the Robots (1966)
Residence for Spies (1966)
La Muerte silba un blues (1964)
Dr. Orloff’s Monster (1964)
The Jaguar (1963)
Rififí en la ciudad (1963)
The Awful Dr. Orloff (1962)
The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus (1962)
Vampiresas 1930 (1961)
Queen of the Tabarin Club (1960)
El Destierro del Cid (1960)
Estampas guipuzcoanas número 2: Pío Baroja (1960)
Labios rojos (1960)
Oro español (1959)
Las Playas vacías (1959)
We Are 18 Years Old (1959)

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