Klaus Kinski as Ahmed Kortobawi

Today would have been Klaus Kinski's 85th birthday if he were still alive. I've written birthday tributes to Klaus before but today I thought I'd share a little something about one of my favorite Klaus Kinski films, Jess Franco's remarkable Venus in Furs aka Paroxismus (1969). From the DVD box: "Of all the twisted hits … Continue reading Klaus Kinski as Ahmed Kortobawi

Something Is Always Left Behind

Images from A Place of One's Own (1945) Summer officially makes way for autumn this week and in celebration of my favorite season I decided to write about the classic supernatural thriller A PLACE OF ONE'S OWN (1945) at the Movie Morlocks. This unusual British film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock's cinematographer Bernard Knowles and … Continue reading Something Is Always Left Behind

Jess Franco’s Rites of Frankenstein (1972)

My love for Jess Franco definitely clouds any objective opinion I have about his work, but I truly believe that The Rites of Frankenstein (aka Les Experiences erotiques de Frankenstein, 1972) is one of the director's most surreal and interesting efforts. Unfortunately this erotic horror film doesn't really live up to what it could have … Continue reading Jess Franco’s Rites of Frankenstein (1972)