I feel that cinema should be like a box of surprises, like a magic box. And in that world, anything is allowed to enter, as long as it’s always treated with a spirit of “Pop!”. ..I think cinema should be like magic, a surprise, that’s all.

Jesús Franco

Jesús “Jess” Franco, the doyen of B-movies,  who directed more than 180 films, many starring his lifelong companion Lina Romay, passed away at the age of 82 on 2 April 2013 in Málaga, Spain.
He had been working on what was to be his final feature film, Al Pereira vs the Alligator Women at the time of his passing.