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Faceless (1987) Jess Franco

 Faceless (1987)
aka Les Prédateurs de la Nuit
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain | France | Director: Jess Franco
Language: English | Subtitles: none
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 103mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv - 853x480 - 29.970fps - 2.09gb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095125/

Cast:
Helmut Berger ... Dr. Frank Flamand
Brigitte Lahaie ... Nathalie
Telly Savalas ... Terry Hallen
Christopher Mitchum ... Sam Morgan (as Chris Mitchum)
Stéphane Audran ... Mme Sherman / Mrs. Sherman
Caroline Munro ... Barbara Hallen
Christiane Jean ... Ingrid Flamand
Anton Diffring ... Dr. Karl Heinz Moser
Tilda Thamar ... Mme François / Mrs. Francois
Howard Vernon ... Dr. Orloff
Florence Guérin ... Herself / Florence Guérin

A model named Barbara Hallen has disappeared and her father gets private detective Sam Morgan to go to Paris to find his daughter...

Prolific director Jess Franco made a lot of crap during his career, but in his filmography there are several hidden gems - and Faceless is definitely one of them! True to Franco's style, the film is trashy and sleazy throughout, but it's the eighties atmosphere that sets this film apart from the majority of Franco's opus, as Faceless takes in trashy eighties pop and themes of vanity, which ensure that the film is always obviously a product of the eighties. The story has been used many times before - mostly in films made in the sixties; films such as Eyes Without a Face, Circus of Horrors and Franco's own The Awful Dr Orloff (which gets a nod in this film), but never before has this sort of been given as much blood, gore and nudity as it gets in Faceless. The film begins with the disappearance of a model named Barbara Hallen. Her father hires a private detective to find her, and while on her trail in Paris; the detective eventually makes his way to a private clinic where strange experiments have been going on. The not so good doctor has a woman whose face he wants to fix - and he's using skin from young women to do it!

The film's biggest plus point has to go to the scenes of gore! Sequences that see things such as a needle in the eye, a drill through the skull, a chainsaw decapitation and numerous surgery sequences are well done, and bound to delight gore fans. The cast is also a standout element of the film, as Franco recasts Howard Vernon in the role of Dr Orloff, and we've also got performances from the likes of Telly Savalas, Anton Diffring and Jean Rollin's beautiful frequent collaborator, Brigitte Lahaie. The story isn't massively strong, but it's not bad either as Franco strings a few different threads together and that, along with the gore and skin going on throughout, tends to ensure that the film is always interesting. The music that Franco has chosen is good in that it suits the style and feel of the film, but Franco uses the central song a bit too often, and it starts to grate after a while. Overall, Faceless might not do much for fans of serious films, or for those that dislike Jess Franco in general; but Faceless is one of the better films that the director has worked on, and comes recommended to the right sort of people.


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2 Response to "Faceless (1987) Jess Franco"

  1. mabuk says:

    Those are the most epic screenshots that I've ever seen. That and Brigitte Lahaie, what's not to like.

    ronaldo88 says:

    please upload "Lulu's Talking Ass 1986" directed by Jess Franco in a single high definition mkv file

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