Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jean Rollin 1938-2010

A word of farewell to a sublime filmmaker whose influence is always with me. Fascination, The Naked Vampire, Night of the Hunted, Rape of the Vampire, Lips of Blood, Shiver of the Vampire, Grapes of Death...

The Mubi site has re-posted some nice obituary comments, including the following:

"Fangoria has learned of the passing of beloved French erotic-horror filmmaker Jean Rollin. The director died last night, after a long illness. He was 72. Fans of European genre films, especially those coming out of the free-thinking 1970s, are no doubt aware of the work of Rollin — a talented, gentle poet of sensual horror, a man who made personal, lush and haunting works that were often ghettoized alongside the efforts of some of his more crass contemporaries and yet almost always offered something more, something richer and more melancholy."


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