Exoticism and eroticism in French horror cinema
A brief introduction
the world of Jean Rollin
As David Kalat reveals, despite Rollin's idiosyncratic vision and highly personal erotic-horror sensibilities, his influences range from Abel Gance and George Franju to Louis Feuillade and Ado Kyrou.
Romeo and Juliet
Jean Rollin interviewed
In this candid interview with the writer-director (and occasional actor), Andy Black gains insights into Rollin's influences, motivations and cinematic experiments.
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"You are the only memory I have right now"
Rollin's La Nuit des traquées (Night of the Hunted, 1980)
In this film, Rollin eschews his familiar Gothic settings and vampire
lovers to focus on memory loss and its implications for human sexuality.
Gary D Rhodes takes a close look at the film's style and subject.
The universe of madness and death
Jean Rollin's Fascination (1979)
Arguably Rollin's most accessible film, Fascination succinctly illustrates the problems of genre, eroticism and
arthouse style inherent in his work. Brigid Cherry explains.
The romance of childhood
Jean Rollin's Lèvres de sang
(Lips of Blood, 1975)
In this lyrical horror film-cum-fairy tale, boyhood fantasies and romantic longing subvert the rational order. Doug Sparks speculates on what makes the vampire lifestyle so appealing.