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    31 Days of Horror: (Giallo) — Bava and Hitchcock

    The etymologic history of the giallo sub-genre is well-documented by now. Giallo, Italian for yellow, refers to the cheap mystery books that at least partially inspired a cross-section of gruesome murder films from the likes of Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Lucio Fulci.  Bava’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much from 1963 is commonly referenced […] More

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    Fantasia Fest 2013: ‘Massacre Time’ is an Exceptional Spaghetti Western

    Lucio Fulci’s Massacre Time is playing at Fantasia in conjunction with the Festival du Nouveau Cinema as part of the The Django Project. The series takes a look at the western genre, as appropriated by other cultures, as it blends with irony, excess and pop-art. Though best known for his giallo thrillers, Fulci’s Massacre Time is an exuberant and exciting spaghetti western. Starring Franco Nero in a role obviously evocative of his work in Django, he plays a prospector who must return to his home and reclaim his family’s ranch from a man named Scott and his sadistic son Junior. More

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    Giallo Special – ‘Don’t Torture A Duckling’, ‘Dressed To Kill’ and ‘Amer’

    On this episode of Sordid Cinema, guest James Merolla joins hosts Ricky, Edgar and Simon to discuss three pseudo-giallo films; Brian De Palma’s hotly controversial Dressed To Kill, Lucio Fulci’s Don’t Torture A Duckling and Belgium export Amer. [powerpress] Playlist: “Crazy” – Wess & The Airedales “Rhythm” – Riccardo Cocciante – Listen on iTunes RSS […] More

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    Lucio Fulci’s ‘The Beyond’ one of the finest of Italian genre cinema

      The Beyond Directed by Lucio Fulci Screenplay by Dardano Sacchetti 1981, Italy Sometimes labeled “Fulci’s masterpiece”, The Beyond is loaded with more than enough graphic gore to please the most jaded genre enthusiast: We’re talking acid face-lifts, killer tarantulas. There is even a scene reminiscent of Suspiria (1977), in where a blind girl has […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2011 Announces First Wave of Programming

    The Fantasia Film Festival kicks off today with the Canadian premiere of Kevin Smith’s Red State, and now we’re already looking ahead at another major film fest. Fantastic Fest is one of the best film festivals in the states. Held in Austin Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse, the event screens nothing but the best in […] More

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    Director Lucio Fulci: ‘The Beyond, ‘House By The Cemetery’ and Lizard in a Woman’s Skin’

    While he started his career as an art critic, Lucio Fulci later made the transition to screenwriting and eventually directing in the late ‘50s. He worked in numerous genres but became famous for his work in horror. Quentin Tarantino has proclaimed the director as a major influence, and he oversaw a re-release of Fulci’s The […] More

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    A Fight for Horror Supremacy: Week 2

    It is the second week of the contest, and this is traditionally when we first start feeling a little horror burnout. This year was no exception, but I managed to trudge through it and watch 13 films, and some were even good. The week started on a high note with Lucio Fulci’s City of The […] More

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    The CineManiac’s 31 Days of Horror – Day 6: The Psychic

    “Slow building suspense and foreboding danger play the main tune in this Fucli thriller.” The Psychic (aka Seven Notes in Black) Director: Lucio Fulci Writers: Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti, Dardano Sacchetti Starring: Jennifer O’Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel 1977 Italy | Not Rated | 97 mins Lucio Fulci is probably best known to horror fans for […] More

  • Podcast (REwInD): Episode #20 – Zombies in Pop Culture

    With our recent podcast review of Zombieland (and other zom-com faves), I thought it might be nice publish an older episode of Sound On Sight (then called The Naked Lunch) when we discussed zombies in pop culture. Here it is! Episode 20 hosted by myself and my former co host, Jason Martineau. Listen now! listen […] More