José Larraz – filmmaker


José Ramón Larraz (born 1929 in Barcelona) was a Spanish director of exploitation and horror films such as the erotic and bloody cult classic Vampyres (1974). He died in Malaga on 3rd September 2013 whilst working on a remake of Vampyres that was completed by his co-writer Víctor Matellano:

Larraz began making films in England with Whirlpool, an erotic thriller co-produced by a Danish company. He made many different types of films using a variety of pseudonyms, but is best known for his horror films. His last few horror films were Spanish/American co-productions.


The book Immoral Tales: European Sex & Horror Movies 1956-1984 (1994) by Cathal Tohill and Pete Tombs dedicated a chapter to him and Larraz was profiled in Tombs’ Eurotika TV series:

Pete’s personal encounters with José Larraz are here

Selected filmography:

Whirlpool (1970) aka Perversion Flash

14828__x400_whirlpool_poster_02Deviation (1971)

La Muerte Incierta (1971)

Emma, puertas oscuras (1973)

Symptoms (1973)

Scream – and Die!  (1973) aka The House That Vanished, aka Don’t Go in the Bedroom, aka Psycho Sex Fiend

Vampyres (1974) aka Daughters of Dracula, aka Blood Hunger

The Coming of Sin (1978) aka Violation of the Bitch

The Golden Lady (1979)

El Periscopio (1979) aka Give Us Our Daily Sex aka Malicia Erotica


Stigma (1980)

Black Candles (1980) aka Sex Rites of the Devil aka Hot Fantasies

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La Momia Nacional (1981)

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Polvos Magicos (1983)

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Rest in Pieces (1987)

Edge of the Axe (1988)

Deadly Manor (1990) aka Savage Lust


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