The Orgies of Dr. Orloff Fr

Jesus Franco’s The Awful Dr. Orloff was so successful that it spawned several sequels, some of which were not directed by the prolific Spanish maestro himself. This is one of them — Santos Alcocer’s The Orgies of Dr. Orloff from 1967. Alternately titled Only a Coffin, the film stars Howard Vernon who played the titular doctor in Franco’s film. Though I haven’t seen the movie, its’ synopsis suggests that Vernon is playing a different character here, meaning the name ‘Orloff’ is only in the title to capitalize on Vernon’s starring role. I say that little bit of ‘bait-and-switch’ is a good thing, since Orgies of Dr. Orloff is such an exquisitely exploitative title and proudly flaunts this beautiful poster’s  Eurotrash pedigree.