Rollin star Françoise Pascal added to LOST GIRLS roster


LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN, the new book from Canadian micro-publisher Spectacular Optical, is in its final week for crowdfunding, high quality cialis with an Indiegogo campaign that ends on May 17th. Curated and edited by Samm Deighan, the book is the first to look at the career of the French horror and fantasy director from the perspective of an all-female roster of critics, scholars and film historians.

It has just been confirmed that Françoise Pascal, the star of Rollin’s beloved 1973 film La rose de fer (The Iron Rose) will write the foreword to the book.

This week saw the addition of a new perk that belong to Jean Rollin himself – a copy of Alexander Eliot’s 1976 book L’Universe fantastique des mythes for which Rollin’s wife Simone, an ardent and eloquent feminist in her own right, provided the French translation. The book was donated by the Rollin estate specifically for the levitra schweiz Indiegogo campaign.

Other special perks still available in the campaign include ‘Château des Enigmes’ – a limited edition Jean Rollin-themed Mystery boardgame featuring artwork by the book’s cover artist Jessica Seamans – and the ‘Tour de sang’, a three-day guided tour to eight of Rollin’s iconic film locations, including chateaux, cemeteries and his beloved Dieppe beach.

The project surpassed its initial goal and has added a stretch goal that, if met, will allow for an additional 40 pages of images in the book as mexico viagra no prescription well as an upgrade to the boardgame that will see its weapons pieces sculpted in cold-cast metal by FX artist Dan Martin (FREE FIRE, HIGH RISE, A FIELD IN ENGLAND, HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2 etc).

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About the author:

Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, founder of Spectacular Optical Publications and The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver, was the Festival Director of Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012) and contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), Recovering 1940s Horror: Traces of a Lost Decade (Lexington, 2014) The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (University of Toronto Press, 2015) and We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (PS Press, 2017). She co-edited (with Paul Corupe) and published the anthology books KID POWER! (2014), Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (2015), Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin (2017) and Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television (2017). She edited the book Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive (forthcoming), and is currently co-authoring (with Amy Searles) the book ‘Unhealthy and Aberrant’: Depictions of Horror Fandom in Film and Television and co-curating (with Clint Enns) an anthology book on the films of Robert Downey, Sr., as well as writing a monograph about Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter. She was a producer on Mike Malloy’s Eurocrime: the Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ’70s and Sean Hogan’s We Always Find Ourselves in the Sea and her first film as director/producer, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror is due out from Severin Films in 2020.


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