He began his career with We Are Eighteen in 1959, and the last film he worked on, which is incomplete by the way, was Al Pereira Vs. the Alligator Women. He was shooting that movie this year, and at this time it is unknown if someone else will take the reigns to finish it.
Of the Franco flicks, I have seen, I enjoyed A Virgin Among the Living Dead, which while some may
He did work with some legends, including Christopher Lee and cult favorites, such as Michelle Bauer (the aforementioned Frankenstein flick)
Christopher Lee in Jess Franco's Count Dracula
As, I said, I need to seriously see more of his work, including one of his most well known and talked about films Vampyros Lesbos.
Franco passed away this Tuesday at age 82. Causes are unknown at this time, but he had lung problems due to his major smoking habit. He is already greatly missed, by fans like me.
And there is no denying that he was the last of the great mainstream critics. And, his, along with, of course, Siskel, thumbs up/ thumbs down, is to day, still used and remembered. There is also no denying that deep down the man loved movies. And, that's something we all do, don't we?
God bless both of these great contributors to the movies and may they RIP.