José Ramón Larraz

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José Ramón Larraz
File:Director José Ramón Larraz.jpg
Born José Ramón Larraz Gil
Barcelona, Spain
Died (aged 84)
Málaga, Spain
Occupation Screenwriter, Film director and producer
Years active 1970-2002

José Ramón Larraz Gil [1] (1929 – 3 September 2013) was a Spanish director of exploitation and horror films such as the erotic and bloody Vampyres (1974).[2][3]

Born in Barcelona, Larraz started his career as a comics writer for magazines like Pilote and Spirou. His most known creation was the action-comic series "Paul Foran", which he wrote under the name "Gil".

Larraz began making films in England, then in 1976 apparently relocated his operations back to Spain. He made many different types of films, but is best known for his horror films. Symptoms was an official British entry at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.[4] His last few horror films were Spanish/ American co-productions. He apparently retired from filmmaking in 1992 at age 63. Larraz died, aged 84, in Málaga on 3 September 2013.

Selected filmography

As writer and director

Further reading


  1. DigitalCavalry. "Fallece el realizador José Ramón Larraz. - El portal del entretenimiento en el género fantástico".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "José R. Larraz". BFI.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Vampyres (1974) - José Larraz - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "10 great overlooked British horror films of the 1970s". British Film Institute.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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