Fantomas

The Fantômas website is devoted to the Lord of Terror, the anti-hero of the French detective thrillers written by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain.

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Who Is Fantômas?

The First Pulp Fiction

Review of Fantômas by Geoffrey O'Brien


The Novels
  1. Fantômas.

  2. Juve contre Fantômas (Juve versus Fantômas).

  3. Le mort qui tue (The corpse who kills).

  4. L'agent secret (The secret agent).

  5. Un roi prisonnier de Fantômas (A royal prisoner of Fantômas).

  6. Le policier apache (The thug-policeman).

  7. Le pendu de Londres (The hanged man of London).

  8. La fille de Fantômas (The daughter of Fantômas).

  9. Le fiacre de nuit (Night cab).

  10. La main coupée (The severed hand).

  11. L'arrestation de Fantômas (Fantômas under arrest).

  12. Le magistrat cambrioleur (The burglar judge).

  13. La livrée du crime (Crime's employment agency).

  14. La mort de Juve (The death of Juve).

  15. L'évadée de Saint-Lazare (The escapee from St.-Lazare Prison).

  16. La disparition de Fandor (Fandor disappears).

  17. Le mariage de Fantômas (The marriage of Fantômas).

  18. L'assassin de Lady Beltham (Lady Beltham's murderer).

  19. La guêpe rouge (The red wasp).

  20. Les souliers du mort (The fatal shoes).

  21. Le train perdu (The disappearing train).

  22. Les amours d'un prince (The loves of a prince).

  23. Le bouquet tragique (The deadly bouquet).

  24. Le jockey masqué (The masked jockey).

  25. Le cercueil vide (The empty coffin).

  26. Le faiseur de reines (The queen-maker).

  27. Le cadavre géant (The giant corpse).

  28. Le voleur d'or (The gold thief).

  29. La série rouge (The bloody series).

  30. L'hôtel du crime (Crime hotel).

  31. La cravate de chanvre (The hangman's necktie).

  32. La fin de Fantômas (The end of Fantômas?).

Fantômas prend sa revanche (The Revenge of Fantômas).


The Films
The 1913-14 French Silent Film Serial

Louis Feuillade

  1. Fantômas.

  2. Juve contre Fantômas (Juve versus Fantômas).

  3. Le mort qui tue (The murderous corpse).

  4. Fantômas contre Fantômas (Fantômas vs. Fantômas).

  5. Le faux magistrat (The false judge).

The 1931 Sound Film

"Forget Fejos!" by Robin Walz

The Postwar Films

The 1946 film posters

The 1960s Fantômas Revival

Jean Marais

  1. Fantômas (1964).


Fantômas & The Avant-Garde

La Complainte de Fantômas (The Ballad of Fantômas) by Robert Desnos, translated by Robin Walz

Rene Magritte

L'assassin menacé (The Threatening Murderer)

Le barbare (The Barbarian)

Le retour de flamme (Backfire)

"Serial Killings: Fantômas, Feuillade, and the Mass-Culture Genealogy of Surrealism" by Robin Walz

Cover of Fantomas contre los vampiros multinacionales by Julio Cortázar


Pulp Surrealism

Review of Pulp Surrealism by Linda White


The Mexican Comic Book


Notes From Friends

Notes on the 1960s Fantômas films in Cuba:

Mario Nuñez: Memories of underdevelopment: the 1960s Fantômas films in Cuba.

Andres Vidal: Fantômas in Cuba.

Notes from fans of the Mexican Fantomas comic book:

Francisco Guerrero: Synopses of several of Fantomas' adventures.

José Luis Silva: A detailed survey on the publication of the Mexican comic book, plus its connections to Diabolik, Santo, and the US television series The Fugitive.

Marco Antonio Zamorano Cruz: More publication info about the comics.

Eugenio González: Differences between the French arch-criminal and the Mexican superhero.

Johannes Dalmasy: Mores notes on the Latin American Fantomas.

Manuel Camacho: The political context of the Mexican Fantomas.

Enrique Acosta: Connections to Grendel and the Black Terror, plus the Mexican comic book.

Trevor Stevens: The horror novels of Gustave LeRouge, precursors of Fantômas.

Tim Lucas: Additional films, from the publisher of Video Watchdog magazine

David Chute: More Fantômas connections

Alban de Jerphanion: Missing items from the bibliography

Tosh Berman: Fantômas, My Love


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