At the beginning of the 20th century: A police raid broke into a clandestine brothel in which Célestine is a boarder. Read More »
Tag Archives: Howard Vernon
Only a Coffin AKA El enigma del ataúd (1967) Santos Alcocer, Howard Vernon, Danielle Godet, María Saavedra
A doctor invites his relatives to his castle, all the while planning to murder them when they arrive. Read More »
The Theatre of the Matters AKA Le théâtre des matières (1977) Jean-Claude Biette, Sonia Saviange, Howard Vernon, Philippe Chemin
In the suburbs of Paris, Hermann, former musician of the Berlin orchestra Read More »
Two million dollars have vanished into thin air. Lemmy Caution, an American agent, is assigned by the FBI to investigate in Casablanca. Read More »
La mano de un hombre muerto / The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus (1962) Jesús Franco, Ana Castor, Howard Vernon, Paula Martel, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In the Austrian Alpine town of Holfen, a young woman is found murdered. Theo and Hansel, two wood-cutters, stop off at a bar where they tell Dr. Kalman, an academic studying local folk tales Read More »
Dr. Wong’s Virtual Hell (1999) Jesús Franco, Analía Ivars, Howard Vernon, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Erotic
Rachel Sheppard is a millionaire’s daughter, kidnapped for ransom and tortured in the weird and wonderful Virtual Hell of Dr Wong. Read More »
Manina, La fille san voiles (1952) Willy Rozier, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-François Calvé, Howard Vernon, Adventure, Romance
When a 25-year old Parisian student, Gérard Morere, hears a lecture about a treasure Troilus lost at sea after the Peloponnesian War, he thinks he knows where it is, thanks to a discovery he made five years before when diving near the island of Levezzi. He gets friends and an innkeeper to invest in his dream, enough to get him to Tangiers where he convinces a cigarette smuggler, Erick, to take him to the island.
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Le silence de la mer (1949) Jean-Pierre Melville, Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Drama, Romance, War
1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents, the Nazis commandeer a house for one of their officers, Lt. Werner von Ebrennac, to live in for as long as he is in the area on Nazi business. As a figurative and literal silent protest against the Nazis and the officer, the uncle and niece do whatever is required of them while the officer is in their house, however they do not acknowledge his presence, living largely in silence whenever he is around. The officer treats the housing situation with care, like he is a guest. Although not a nightly occurrence, the officer begins an evening routine with his reluctant hosts: in his civilian clothes, he knocks on the door of the room in which they have convened for the evening, walking in shortly thereafter knowing that no acknowledgment will be made for him to enter, he visits with them for no more than five minutes before he bids them a good evening as he exits.
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Le Journal intime d’une nymphomane / Diary of a Nymphomaniac (1973) Jesús Franco, Howard Vernon, Doris Thomas, Anne Libert, Thriller, Exploitation, Drama, Erotic
Linda Vargas picks up Ortiz in a bar where she works in a lesbian show with Maria Toledano. She seduces him, phones the police and kills herself. Ortiz is held on suspicion of her murder. Ortiz’s wife, Rosa, visits a friend of Linda’s, the Countess Anna de Monterey who tells her how Linda went into a spiral of sex and drugs after being assaulted by Ortiz as a young girl at a fair-ground. Linda became the Countess’s lover, then had a disastrous love affair with Alberto, the Countess’ boyfriend. Rosa also meets Maria, who holds Linda’s diary, where she relates how a fake Doctor turned her away from drugs and into a nymphomaniac.
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La comtesse perverse / Countess Perverse (1974) Jesús Franco, Alice Arno, Robert Woods, Howard Vernon
Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism.
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