Thanks for the link Jeremy!
And yes, I like 'The Escapees' a lot, and am quite surprised that it's held in such low esteem by many fans. Personally, I tend to see it as being quite similar to "Night of the Hunted" - a deeply flawed film, made under difficult & impoverished circumstances, but nonetheless one with many beautiful moments in which the main themes behind Rollin's work come through with great emotional power. Much of the script seems to deal with what happens when the romantic ideals of Rollin's horror films are transposed to a grim and abusive reality - an idea that hits me pretty hard - and I think that the scenes around the travelling carnival and Louise Dhour's bar have a wonderful feel to them... just last week, I was going through the screen shots I took from the movie, marvelling at how surprisingly evocative and well-executed some of the shot compositions are.
But anyway.... if I ramble on further I'll just end up repeating the stuff I said in the review linked above, so let's just say that, for me, this one stands alongside "..Hunted" and "Living Dead Girl" as one of Jean Rollin's best post-1980 films, and leave it at that.