Wednesday, 9 June 2010


Lucio Fulci,as i said in part 1 was an Italian film Director, Screenwriter and actor. He had a Catholic Background and has referred to himself as Catholic. Despite this, Fulci is thought to have been a Marxist and Parts of his movies have been viewed as anti-Catholic.

After studying medicine and being employed as an art critic he opted for a film career,
Working in a wide variety of genres in Italy. In the early 1970s he moved into the thriller arena,
directing giallo films that were both commercially successful and controversial in their depiction
of violence and religion. The first film to gain him notoriety in his native country, Non si sevizia
un paperino (Don't Torture a Duckling) mixed scathing social commentary with the directors soon-to-be-trademark graphic violence to stunning, hallucinatory effect.

In 1979, he achieved his international breakthrough with Zombi II, a violent zombie film that was marketed in European territories as a sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978)
He followed it up with several tales of horror and the supernatural, many also featuring zombies.
His features during this time were described by some critics as being among the most violent and gory films ever made. City of the Living Dead (1980), The Beyond (1981), The House by the Cemetery (1981), The Black Cat (1981), and The New York Ripper (1982) were some of his biggest hits, all of which featured extreme levels of on-screen blood and cruelty.

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