I've always enjoyed The Manster. So did Sam Raimi, I guess, do to the homage in Army of Darkness. However, Eyes Without a Face is a more gruesome and well made film. None of the remakes or rip offs of Eyes don't hold a candle to it. What are your thoughts on the double feature and the different variations of the Eyes Without a Face story?
I would love to have been around to see such a double bill! And the temptation to arrange one at home now overwhelms me!! No film has ever completely captured the feel of EYE WITHOUT A FACE but I have really enjoyed several remakes/variants. Franco's excellent AWFUL DR. ORLOFF, ATOM AGE VAMPIRE and the Peter Cushing film CORRUPTION are faves. Even John Woo's amazing FACE/OFF is partially inspired by it.
I usually watch movies that ran together as double bills just for fun! Awful Dr. Orloff was alright, definitely one of Franco's better films. I always found it silly that Orloff uses a blind man to do his dirty work. Maybe it was a nod to The Human Monster. Lugosi uses blind people as pawns and I believe his name Orloff. Franco remade it again as Faceless. That one had a downbeat ending, gore, and a good, international cast. I didn't care for Atom Age Vampire when I saw it, maybe I need to revisit that one.
The full length ATOM AGE VAMPIRE is better than the cut down America version - if you can locate it.
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