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The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)

Miss Muerte (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 15 February 1967 (USA)
Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as J. Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (original screenplay) (as David Kuhne), Jean-Claude Carrière (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Estella Blain ... Nadia
Mabel Karr ... Irma Zimmer
Howard Vernon ... Dr. Vicas
Fernando Montes Fernando Montes ... Philippe
Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui Marcelo Arroita-Jáuregui ... Dr. Moroni (as Marcelo Arroita)
Cris Huerta Cris Huerta ... Dr. Kallman
Alberto Bourbón Alberto Bourbón ... Policeman (as Albert Bourbon)
Guy Mairesse Guy Mairesse ... Hans Bergen
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Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

15 February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Diabolical Dr. Z See more »

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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3 March 2007 | by mart-45See all my reviews

Probably a good starting point to explore your Franco. This is a well written and smoothly running yarn of obsession and revenge, with handsome and solid cast, hypnotic soundtrack and first class camera work. There's the ethereal Estella Blain, a beauty who is changed into a killing machine, with powers to mesmerize men. Knowing that in real life she ended her life with a shotgun adds to the morbid fascination of seeing her. The scene of her seducing one of her victims on a train, in sudden silence and almost complete darkness as the train enters a tunnel, is so weirdly beautiful that one is compelled to watch it several times. My second viewing of this film was in a rather tired company, and I witnessed a drunkard - well, an intoxicated young gentlemen - wake up from his slumber just because of the dreamlike soundtrack and becoming glued to the screen. These are the moments that make film the greatest of art forms. Otherwise I'm not a great fan of Mr Franco. A man who directs about 200 films can't hit a bullseye every time. But this time he really has. A piece de resistance for every eurotrash lover. How lucky you are if you haven't seen this film yet and are planning a viewing!


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