The Sinister Eyes of Dr. Orloff
At the 2009 Goya Awards Spain’s equivalent of the Oscars writer/director Jess Franco received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 50-year career that includes such immortal classics as Vampyros Lesbos, Bloody Moon and his infamous Dr. Orloff series. In this 73 Orlo shocker, William Berger (Keoma, Five Dolls For An August Moon) stars as the diabolical doctor who unleashes a nightmare of hypnosis, violence and folk music on a crippled young woman (Mona Proust of Diary of a Nymphomaniac) and her depraved family. Edmund Purdom (Pieces) and Lina Romay (Female Vampire) co-star in this beloved slab of psycho-sleaze, packed with enough sadism, murder and madness to keep Goya spinning in his crypt for the next half century.
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