Tag Archives: Spain
Horror Rises from the Tomb / El espanto surge de la tumba (1973) Carlos Aured, Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Víctor Alcázar, Horror, Exploitation
In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes back to life, possessing people and using them to commit sacrifices and to search for the rest of his body.
The Girls of the Copacabana / Las chicas de Copacabana (1981) Jesús Franco, Michele Hermet, Jérôme Foulon, Leonardo da Costa, Comedy, Erotic
Las Chicas de Copacabana is a sexual coming age film from maverick filmmaker Jess Franco. Visually the film is bland when compared to Franco’s most inspired films. To Franco’s credit he does know how to photograph women. The shots of women on the beach and close up of their assets are this films strongest asset.
The film is also padded with footage from the carnival in Brazil. The weak plot which is essentially just a series of sexual encounters that offers no advancement in the plot. The films main location looks like the same hotel used in the Jess Franco film Cuanto Cobra Un Espia?
Emmanuelle Exposed (1982) Jesús Franco, Muriel Montossé, Antonio Mayans, Asunción Calero, Drama, Erotic
Emmanuelle is recently reunited with her husband, but at the next party, she gets drunk and strips nude for his friends. He returns to his lover. Later, a sober Emmanuelle tries to redeem herself, but her husband refuses to forgive. She travels to see him, gets raped on the way by two delinquents, and enters a life of vicious sex to forget him.
La Mansion De Los Muertos Vivientes (1985) Jesus Franco, Lina Romay, Antonio Mayans, Mabel Escaño, Horror, Erotic
Four strippers get a great deal on a vacation at a remote island resort. They soon find out why it was such a great deal when they learn the place is empty except for them ,the Gardner and the hotel manager. Little do the women know that something sinister has been going on this island and one by one they soon find out its terrible secret.
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010) Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado, Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic, Documentary, Biography
During her nightly escapades Hemel searches for the difference between sex and love. Sometimes she leads, sometimes the men with whom she sleeps. The most important person in Hemel’s life is Gijs, her father, who works in an auction house. After the early passing of her mother Hemel grew up with him alone. Just like Hemel, Gijs is restless and isn’t committed to anyone except for his daughter. This changes when Gijs falls in love with the young auctioneer Sophie.
Es geschah am hellichten Tag / It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958) Ladislao Vajda, Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Several young girls were killed. Policeman Matthaei travels to the region where it happened and searches a child that looks similar to the ones that were murdered. He finds one and stays with her and her mother, not telling them that he is waiting for the killer to start his bloody work one more time …
The Lonely Woman / No encontré rosas para mi madre (1973) Francisco Rovira Beleta, Gina Lollobrigida, Danielle Darrieux, Concha Velasco, Drama
A young male model-cum-hustler juggling “relationships” with three women while looking for the big score, a rich girl who will keep him afloat for life. But no relationship is developed, no background examined, no motivation explained. He just bounces from woman to woman like a pinball and ends up marrying an emotionally stunted girl who plays with dolls.
Incubo sulla città contaminata / Nightmare City (1980) Umberto Lenzi, Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a nameless European city, a local reporter and his doctor wife try to escape from hordes of blood thirsty zombies, undead people exposed to nuclear radioactivity, while the military leaders fight a losing war of attrition against the relentless atomic zombies.