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|Kiss Me Monster|
Actors: Janine Reynaud, Rosanna Yanni, Adrian Hoven, Chris Howland, Michel Lemoine
Director: Jesus Franco
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
It's hard to tell whether Spanish exploitation legend Jess Franco actually planned to make a surreal spy movie, but Kiss Me Monster (originally titled Besame Monstrou) plays like a psychedelic parody of secret-agent thrill... more »
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Weather dancing, singing, or killing, these women look good.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kiss me monster starts out fast. There are two sexy nightclub-singing detectives. They seduce and kill. Sometimes they just cripple. Jess Franco directed. He's made some strange and very sleasy films over a long career: Sadisterotica (with the same cast), Faceless, The Awful Dr. Orloff, The Diabolical Dr. Z, Night of the Blood Monster, And other films under false names. There is a mystery to be solved and lots of fast paced dialogue. It's confusing from the start, super stylish, and the girls are smart and sexy. The first time I saw it I was very confused, the second time I got it. It's like a European Russ Meyer movie without the pnumatic aspect."
Franco a go-go
Francoesque | Manacoa | 02/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"More from Franco's Red Lips duo (see also "Sadisterotica") this a fast, furious and ridiculous romp through comic book colours, eccentric stock characters and a plot so simple it becomes almost incomprehensible. Franco himself cameos as a seedy contact who meets an untimely end in service of the plot. Not one of Jesus's more profound efforts to be sure but from the opening car chase (which runs under the credits and has nothing to do with the plot) to the finale, by way of badly dubbed songs to act as clues and show stopping night club scenes this is a joy. Franco obviously had a lot of fun with this one and it seeps out of the film and infects the viewer. A good introduction to the world of Jesus Franco for the uninitiated this is well worth the purchase price. Check out the opening credits and the (unmotivated) use of the "Blow Up" logo, which dances along in time with the jazzy score to see why franco is such a one-off."
Inferior sequal to "Two Undercover Angels"
C. Clark | United States | 04/17/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I truly wish I could have rated this one higher, because after all, it's Jess Franco, one of my favorite directors. However, I must call a spade a spade: this film, a sequal to "Two Undercover Angels" (see my review), never truly sparks. A viewing of "Angels" is essential before digging into this one, and even then "Kiss Me Monster" so full of campy in-jokes that one quickly gets exasperated. Here, our two beloved "Red Lips" chicks travel to the tropics for an "adventure" (I use the term loosely). I caught myself glancing at the DVD timer to see how much time was left--and it's a short flick! As a Franco completist, I own it, but I cannot in good conscience recommend it to the public at large."