The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)

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Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »



  • Diana Lorys in The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
  • Diana Lorys and Conrado San Martín in The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
  • Ricardo Valle and Howard Vernon in The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
  • Howard Vernon in The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
  • Howard Vernon in The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
  • The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)

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1 February 2003 | Jonny_Numb
| surprisingly good
I'll admit I'm not a fan of director Jess Franco or his movies, but "The Awful Dr. Orloff" is an old-fashioned, black-and-white surprise. Orloff (Howard Vernon, of "Zombie Lake") and his bug-eyed henchman Morpho kidnap lovely damsels to use their skin in an attempt to reconstruct the scarred face of the doctor's daughter. Granted, the movie is long on talk, but the black-and-white photography creates a genuinely spooky atmosphere, and some of the Gothic images are worthy of Bergman. Franco does a good job of building a suspenseful third act, thereby redeeming the movie.


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