French horror moviemaker Jean Rollin has died. He was 72.
The master of European B-movie thrillers died last week (beg13Dec10) in Paris, France following a battle with cancer.
He started his directing career in the 1970s and helmed a series of low-budget erotic vampire films, provoking outrage in conservative France with his sleaze-led horror projects.
He went on to attract a cult following in the U.S. with B-movies including Requiem for a Vampire, Grapes of Death and The Living Dead Girl.
Rollin is survived by his wife Simone, a son and a granddaughter.