The Awful Dr. Orloff
Conrado San Martín
First posted in a
different form on
May 28, 2013
Gritos en la noche (also known as The Awful Dr. Orloff) tells the familiar tale of a mad doctor stalking the streets for women to carve into, abetted by his faithful blind servant. You know. The “Mad Doctor Waltz”.
Or maybe it’s a polka.
Except for a few sour notes strummed by Writer/Director Jesús Franco, there’s nothing in Gritos en la noche that stirs the blood for or against. Though a couple of nude scenes seem tacked on to add “spice” to the proceedings, one of which borderlines on rape. But even with that ever so classy moment, it doesn’t do much to be more than an average Horror flick (1 point).
I can’t say I was that thrilled with it, but moving towards it’s rather abrupt climax I found myself grooving to it more and more. By the time it finished, I rather liked it (1.5 points) and probably would watch it a chance, if nothing better were on.
But that’s my bad taste in music… er… film for you.
Overall Score: 2.5 total point out of a possible 4