A Wild “Living Dead Girl” From The “Fascinating” Bloody Vision Of Jean Rollin!

Meet This “Living Dead Girl!”

A moody, bloody horror film is a current obsession of mine, thanks to a unique French filmmaker!

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Time To Be “Fascinated” By Director Jean Rollin!

If you’ve never heard of French Director Jean Rollin, you have missed out on some very atmospheric, haunting, nudity and blood-filled – yet somewhat slow-moving – European art-film horror!

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Meet Jean Rollin!

Jean Rollin was a French film director, actor, and novelist – best known for his films in the “fantastique” genre, as they say in France. He specialized in atmospheric horror of the 70’s – when relaxed censorship rules in cinema allowed Directors to push the envelope!

Jean Rollin Director

Jean-Rollin

Jean Rollin’s are very interesting to watch: moody, atmospheric and did I mention that his films were filled with BLOOD!

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Jean Rollin’s Cult “Artsploitation” Is “Redeemed”!

Thanks to the terrific “Redemption” series of releases – from the “Redemption Films” group – these movies are now available again – and gives each film a newly remastered look, plus tons of extras like documentaries, audio commentaries and trailers – a terrific job.

Requiem For A Vampire

Requiem For A Vampire

Here is an early classic: on the run from a reform school, two young women commit crimes dressed as clowns.

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Yes, they commit crimes dressed as clowns. How can you argue with that? Here is the clown-filled trailer:

Of course, the two “fleeing female clowns” seek refuge in a haunted castle, and end up trapped with no escape!

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Because, as happens too often, this haunted castle is ruled by a hoard of sexy, blood-crazed vampires and their leader, an evil immortal creature who is the last of his kind.

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Another of Rollins films is this classic:

Fascination!

Jean Rollin Fascination

Considered by many to be his masterpiece, “FASCINATION” follows a swaggering thief who hides out in a lavish chateau, holding the female occupants at gunpoint.

Jean Rollin Fascination

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You can sense a trend here: Rollin’s films usually involve women who are kidnapped or held against their will – and who wreck revenge against their abductors – usually men. And they always end up in a deserted castle.

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Women With A Thirst For Blood!

When night falls, the “Fascination” captor realizes that these two maids are not only deadlier than he imagined, but are gatekeepers to a ring of women with a thirst for blood.

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Once again, the film is filled with hynotic imagery like this:

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And what I think is his most dynamic image ever captured in one of his films – the blonde on the bridge with the sickle…

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This action sequence, while fairly slow moving – it is, as you know, Jean Rollin – this sequence is beautifully done and hypnotic…

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Here is the trailer for the film:

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You must go out and buy this blu-ray to see the entire sequence, the movie as a whole, and all of the terrific extras! Then, you have to see THIS:

The Living Dead Girl

This is one of his last films, and a real shocker. Here is the trailer:

“The Living Dead Girl” is a melancholy, moody bloodiest from 1982 – it is certainly Rollin’s bloodiest film…it’s the story of a young woman who comes back to life and needs human blood to survive…and you see lots and lots of that blood!

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Director Jean Rollin died in 2010, but all of these releases have extensive material with him, as he actively participated in these great remasters. He introduces some of the films, takes part in commentaries, and discusses his work with passion and pride.

French Director Jean Rollin

So bravo to Jean Rollin for giving us incredible visuals like the ones below!

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Categories: 70's Films, Artsploitation, Classic Horror, Cult Classics, Exploitation Films, Grindhouse, Horror films, JRsploitation, Nudity, Sexploitation Films, Talent / Celebrites, Uncategorized

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3 replies

  1. Great stuff, John. I enjoyed the clips!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete, always appreciate you taking the time to read these stories…I’m trying to be more consistent with posting here, and have found a few Facebook pages with cult movie fans who are responding well to them!

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