Venus in Furs

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‘Man, it was a Wild Scene’: Venus in Furs and the spectral object of desire

Posted by Glenn Ward on April 09, 2014 in Blog, Glenn Ward tagged with , , ,

I would like to use my blogs  to look at the filmmaker Jesús Franco Manera, more commonly known as Jess Franco (1930 - 2013). The prolific Franco worked in several genres, but the films I will write about here are wayward combinations of (sometimes supernatural) horror and eroticism situated somewhere between low-budget exploitation and art cinema. Most of Franco’s better known works fall into the hybrid category of sex-and-horror cinema popular in Europe during the 1960s and ‘70s, with promising titles like Kiss Me Monster (1967), She Kills in Ecstasy (1970) and Virgin among the Liv