The awful Dr. Orloff has passed along the secret of life to his assistant, Dr. Conrad Fisherman, who uses it to resurrect a monster of his own making that will lash out against the lewd women around town. Fisherman's plans are nearly cut short when his curious niece arrives for holidays in hopes of finding her father's killer, but she is in for a shock when she uncovers her uncle's fiendish plan! A sequel in name only, DR. ORLOFF'S MONSTER does retain much of the moody atmosphere and Modern Gothic motifs that were found in THE AWFUL DR. ORLOF from 1962. Jess Franco owes much to the work of the German Expressionists and James Whale, with frequent images being quotes directly from films like THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI and FRANKENSTEIN. The seedy nightclubs and risque burlesque shows hint towards the exploitative Eurotrash that Franco would direct throughout the 1970's, however his sympathetic character in the automaton Andros lends a sad sense of humanity to the end of the picture.
If you liked DR. ORLOFF'S MONSTER, check out:
TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD, THE DIABOLICAL DR. Z, THE WEREWOLF AND THE YETI.