I have grown to love Franco movies over the years. Of course he has a large filmography and it's very varied. For example if you like b/w Gothic movies in the vein of Black Sunday and Eyes Without a Face then Franco has a bunch of those. If you like 60s pop/spy movies there are some of those. There are sex movies, experimental movies, WIP movies, surreal dreamlike movies, slashers, even noir. Of course they are not all good but Franco usually has something interesting going on and I enjoy his stylistic touches. I compare him to Takashi Miike - not in style and content but in the fact they are both extremely talented artists working vert fast in disreputable genres who have still not really had their due. Personally I feel that "professionalism" is a little overrated. Many of the movies praised on this site are low-budget and do not have great professionalism but they have other qualities not present in mainstream movies. Franco's movies are low-budget and shot fast but the older I get the less I am interested in plot and convention and the more I enjoy the atmosphere and style of movies - I want to see something different and worthwhile. I think Franco's best, most accomplished films are the ones that are the mysterious dreamlike sex-infused ones from the late 60s - mid 70s like Succubus, Vampyros Lesbos, A Virgin Among the Living Dead. If you have not seen anything from this era I would recommend Venus in Furs, one of his most famous movies. It has a conventional plot (sort of) but handled in a typical Franco way. On a related note I just watched In Fabric which owes a debt to Franco and giallo. Like other Strickland movies, it has a somewhat conventional genre plot but is more concerned with mood and the way it looks and feels. Just like Franco it has two or three strange, surreal sequences that are eerie and hypnotic. It is great to see a modern film with such a spirit.