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Orloff (Howard Vernon) is dying from liver cancer - and thus he has
invited all his greedy family members to his castle to mock them in his
final hours, telling them he has wasted all the family fortune he was made
guardian of after his brother died, but has insured himself for a vast
amount of money, which the heirs will only collect though if some
ridiculous conditions are met ... and then he kills himself, which would
make the insurance claim immaterial of course, but his relatives and
employees cover this up neatly, first and foremost his drunk nephew Daniel
and his secretary Judith - who soon are found in bed together by none
other than Daniel's wife Greta (Danielle Godet), the "innocent"
family member. And then Daniel is killed before her very eys, and his body
disappears, she thinks she has seen Orloff's dead body in a chest when he
has already been buried, and later the live Orloff attacks her, too ...
but she has no proof for any of this, and everybody thinks she's going
crazy, everybody but Daniel's estranged brother Pablo, who has long
secretly loved her. And then the police arrives, digs up Orloff's coffin
and finds two bodies in it, one's Daniel, the other ... not Orloff. Then
Judith is found dead, and when Orloff appears to attack Greta again, he is
felled by the housekeeper (Tota Alba). With Orloff's body, the inspector (José
María Seoane) is able to close the case, Orloff and Judith have conspired
to fake his death (not sure why), but first Daniel stumbled over key
evidence, which caused his murder, then Orloff figured Judith knew too
much, and finally he needed to go after Greta, too ...
typical piece of Eurotrash that at the same time shows why the genre is
loved by some but ridiculed by many (and feel free to count me to the
first category): Basically the film's a not very well thought-through
murder mystery with a plot waaay too contrived to come across as
believable. Plus the characters all lack depth and the performances are
either ham or wooden. And add to this the fact that this was not
originally intended as a Dr. Orloff flick at all, but sold
to many regions as one anyways thanks to Howard Vernon's enjoyably ham
performance and the usage of some of the same locations of The
Awful Dr. Orloff, and the fact that for distribution in some
regions, torture chamber (non-hardcore) sex footage was added starring a
hooded guy and three hooded but otherwise naked girls that has no
connection whatsoever to the main plot, and you've got ... well, one bad
movie, but if you're in the right mindset you'll at least find it amusing.