Classic “Artsploitation”! The Films Of Jean Rollin! Cerebral French Horror!

In the mood for some Jean Rollin today

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Feel like a bit of “ARTSPLOITATION”?

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If you’ve never heard of French Director Jean Rollin, you have missed out on some very atmospheric, haunting, nudity and blood-filled – yet somewhat slow-moving – European art-film horror!

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Meet Jean Rollin!

Jean Rollin was a French film director, actor, and novelist – best known for his films in the “fantastique” genre, as they say in France. He specialized in atmospheric horror of the 70’s – when relaxed censorship rules in cinema allowed Directors to push the envelope!

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In 1968, Jean directed his first feature, his black-n-white film “The Rape of the Vampire”. It’s very European in nature – slow, atmospheric, moody – with limited locations, sets and very long takes.

French Director Jean Rollin

“Rape Of The Vampire” was the first of a string of moody horror films that should fall under the label of “Artsploitation”, as they mixed lots of blood, sex, nudity and horror with…

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2 replies

  1. The spooky clown girls are worryingly sexy, John!
    I immediately thought, ‘Clown sandwich’ for some reason. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Pete, these films are all very unique – slow moving and arty – therefore “artsploitation” – but chock full of sex, violence and nudity, therefore “artsploitation!” Jean Rollin was a fascinating filmmaker…

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