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MORE DIRECTORS CHECKLIST SERIES - Volume #252 - THE FILMS OF FREDDIE FRANCIS


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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 10 2005 - 10:54 AM

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Volume #252 - Freddie Francis

Dark Tower (1987)
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Golden Rendezvous (1977) (additional footage) (uncredited)
The Ghoul (1975)
Legend of the Werewolf (1975)
Son of Dracula (1974)
Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
Craze (1973)
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
The Vampire Happening (1971)
Trog (1970)
The Intrepid Mr. Twigg (1969)
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1969)
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
They Came From Beyond Space (1967)
Torture Garden (1967)
The Psychopath (1966)
The Deadly Bees (1966)
The Skull (1965)
Hysteria (1965)
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Traitor's Gate (1964)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Nightmare (1964)
Paranoiac (1963)
The Brain (1962)
Two and Two Make Six (1962)
The Day of the Triffids (1962) (uncredited)

       

#2 of 38 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Dark Tower (1987)
The Doctor and the Devils (1985) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Golden Rendezvous (1977) (additional footage) (uncredited) Posted Image
The Ghoul (1975) Posted ImagePosted Image
Legend of the Werewolf (1975)
Son of Dracula (1974)
Tales That Witness Madness (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Creeping Flesh (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Craze (1973)
Tales from the Crypt (1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Vampire Happening (1971) Posted ImagePosted Image
Trog (1970) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Intrepid Mr. Twigg (1969)
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1969) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
They Came From Beyond Space (1967) Posted ImagePosted Image
Torture Garden (1967) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Psychopath (1966) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Deadly Bees (1966) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Skull (1965) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Hysteria (1965) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Traitor's Gate (1964)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Nightmare (1964) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Paranoiac (1963) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
The Brain (1962)
Two and Two Make Six (1962)
The Day of the Triffids (1962) (uncredited) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Seen 21
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#3 of 38 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted August 10 2005 - 12:02 PM

The Ghoul (1975) Posted Image Posted Image
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Creeping Flesh (1973) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Tales from the Crypt (1972) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Trog (1970) Posted Image
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
They Came From Beyond Space (1967) Posted Image Posted Image
Torture Garden (1967) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Deadly Bees (1966) Posted Image Posted Image
The Skull (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Nightmare (1964) Posted Image Posted Image
Paranoiac (1963) Posted Image Posted Image
The Day of the Triffids (1962) (uncredited)
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I'd kill for a widescreen dvd of The Skull, I've had a badly scanned and zoomed in vhs copy since 1980. Francis directed the creepy lighthouse sequences from Day of the Triffids, arguably the best scenes of the film.

Rankings

1)Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
2)Dr.Terrors House of Horrors
3)The Skull
4)The Creeping Flesh
5)The Evil of Frankenstein


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#4 of 38 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted August 10 2005 - 01:49 PM

I know I've seen The Creeping Flesh, Trog, and Day of the Triffids, probably a few others.

#5 of 38 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 10 2005 - 10:06 PM

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#6 of 38 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted August 10 2005 - 11:20 PM

In order of merit:


1.The Psychopath (1966) ***
2.Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) **1/2
3.The Day of the Triffids (1962) (uncredited) **1/2
4.Paranoiac (1963) **1/2
5.The Skull (1965) **1/2
6.Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) **1/2
7.Legend of the Werewolf (1975) **
8.Hysteria (1965) **


I'm interested in watching all his horror films, but especially the following:

The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
The Ghoul (1975)
Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
The Creeping Flesh (1973) - I need to pick up that R2 SE DVD pronto!
Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Torture Garden (1967) - luckily, upcoming on R1 DVD from Columbia
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) - ditto, via Universal
Nightmare (1964) - ditto
The Brain (1962)

#7 of 38 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 11 2005 - 01:41 AM

1. Dracula Has Risen From the Grave - B+

2. The Skull - B+
3. The Evil of Frankenstein - C+



2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#8 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 12 2005 - 12:02 AM

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FREDDIE FRANCIS (1917 - 2007)


Dark Tower (1987) Posted Image Posted Image
The Doctor and the Devils (1985) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Golden Rendezvous (1977) Posted Image Posted Image
The Ghoul (1975) Posted Image Posted Image
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Son of Dracula (1974) Posted Image Posted Image
Tales That Witness Madness (1973) Posted Image Posted Image
The Creeping Flesh (1973) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Craze (1973)
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Tales from the Crypt (1972) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Vampire Happening (1971) Posted Image
Trog (1970) Posted Image

The Intrepid Mr. Twigg (1969)
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1969) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
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They Came From Beyond Space (1967) Posted Image Posted Image
Torture Garden (1967) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Psychopath (1966) Posted Image Posted Image
The Deadly Bees (1966) Posted Image
The Skull (1965)
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Hysteria (1965) Posted Image Posted Image
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Traitor's Gate (1964) Posted Image Posted Image
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Nightmare (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Paranoiac (1963) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Brain (1962) Posted Image Posted Image
Two and Two Make Six (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Day of the Triffids (1962) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image



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#9 of 38 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted August 12 2005 - 07:58 AM

The Ghoul (1975) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Creeping Flesh (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Tales from the Crypt (1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
They Came From Beyond Space (1967) Posted ImagePosted Image
Torture Garden (1967) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Deadly Bees (1966) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Skull (1965) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Brain (1962) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Day of the Triffids (1962) (uncredited) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

I need another viewing of EVIL OF FRANK, which I'll get soon.

Mario, THE GHOUL is out from Brentwood in R1 land.

#10 of 38 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted August 12 2005 - 01:52 PM

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Oh come on! Give it up already! You've never heard of Freddie Francis? Maybe not for his directing, but not for his cinematography either?

No doubt I saw some of these on TV as a youth. I know I saw part of one of the Hammers recently (maybe they are all Hammers) and I think it was probably the Dracula one.

Now, his cinematography on the other hand, includes a few of my all-time faves.

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#11 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted September 11 2005 - 01:31 AM

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#12 of 38 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted October 08 2005 - 11:51 PM

Updated with Nightmare (1964) and Paranoiac (1963).

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#13 of 38 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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The Vampire Happening (1971) Posted Image Posted Image


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#14 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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#15 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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#16 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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#17 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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#18 of 38 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted July 04 2007 - 10:40 AM

Update

Dark Tower (1987)
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Golden Rendezvous (1977) (additional footage) (uncredited)
The Ghoul (1975) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Legend of the Werewolf (1975) Posted ImagePosted Image
Son of Dracula (1974)
Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
The Creeping Flesh (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Craze (1973) Posted ImagePosted Image
Tales from the Crypt (1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Vampire Happening (1971)
Trog (1970) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Intrepid Mr. Twigg (1969)
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1969)
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
They Came From Beyond Space (1967) Posted ImagePosted Image
Torture Garden (1967) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Psychopath (1966)
The Deadly Bees (1966) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Skull (1965) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Hysteria (1965)
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Traitor's Gate (1964)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Nightmare (1964)
Paranoiac (1963) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Brain (1962) Posted ImagePosted Image
Two and Two Make Six (1962)
The Day of the Triffids (1962) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#19 of 38 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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#20 of 38 OFFLINE   PatW

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Posted July 13 2007 - 06:46 AM

Dark Tower (1987)
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Golden Rendezvous (1977) (additional footage) (uncredited)
The Ghoul (1975)
Legend of the Werewolf (1975)
Son of Dracula (1974)
Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
Craze (1973)
Tales from the Crypt (1972) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Vampire Happening (1971)
Trog (1970) Posted Image Posted Image
The Intrepid Mr. Twigg (1969)
Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1969)
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
They Came From Beyond Space (1967)
Torture Garden (1967)
The Psychopath (1966)
The Deadly Bees (1966)
The Skull (1965)
Hysteria (1965)
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
Traitor's Gate (1964)
The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
Nightmare (1964)
Paranoiac (1963)
The Brain (1962)
Two and Two Make Six (1962)
The Day of the Triffids (1962) (uncredited) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Alot of these titles sound familiar. I'm sure I've seen more than indicated.

Seen:3 ?
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