Jesus Franco Dies; Horror Film Legend Was 82

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Sad piece of movie news today: Jesus Franco has died at the age of 82.

The actor reportedly passed away Tuesday after suffering a stroke.

Jess Franco

Jesus "Jess" Franco is best known for creating a new type of genre within the Spanish horror film industry, and for having huge influence on the industry even today.

Franco's famous works include cult horror classics such as The Awful Dr. Orloff, Vampyros Lesbos, and The Mansion of the Living Dead, among otherrs.

Throughout his decades-long career, Jess Franco became recognized as someone who was not afraid of crossing lines others would not dare to cross.

His films featured outlandish scenes known for blood and gore.

The filmmaker became known for pushing the limits of what was acceptable and much of his work drew criticism, with some claiming his work exploited women.

However, horror buffs continue to recognize him as a visionary.

Franco had a long illustrious career, which began in 1959. He went on to made nearly 160 films and was even working on one at the time of his death.

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