Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci – Le massaggiatrici AKA The Masseuses (1962)

Synopsis:
Jason M wrote:
In the midst of his early comedic period, Fulci directs this somewhat screwball-ish comedy about two businessmen Parodi (Ernesto Calindri) and Manzini (Luigi Pavese) seeking to make a fast turn on an investment when they decide to establish a youth centre for young women. But they have to convince a local politician, Cipriani Paolini (Louis Seigner) that it’s all going to be fair play, so he sets his secretary Bellini (Philippe Noiret) to supervise the finalization of the agreement. Before you know it, the blokes all want to pass some time, and do so by visiting a trio of masseuses (code for prostitutes), Marisa (Sylva Koscia), Iris (Cristina Gaioni) and Milena (Valeria Fabrizi) who jump at the opportunity as they see a possibility of saving their own massage parlour racket that’s having a hard time financially. Read More »

Lucio Fulci – Le colt cantarono la morte e fu… tempo di massacro AKA Massacre Time (1966)

A wealthy land baron’s sadistic son has taken to abusing the local citizenry with his bullwhip in perverse, evil games.
Prospector Franco Nero returns home to help his alcoholic half-brother and finds a maniacal, bullwhip-wielding tyrant controlling the land and Nero’s sibling.
Nero joins forces with his kin to try to beat the sadistic creep and his followers. Read More »

Lucio Fulci – Operazione San Pietro (1967)

Small time crook Napoleone falls into an unlikely gang made up of a gangster, called The Baron, and his two cohorts, Agonia and The Captain, where Napoleone takes them to Rome where they shack up with a shady used car dealer caled Il Cajella to help finance their new life of crime by planing to rob a statue from the Vatican. But a big-time American gangster, named Joe Ventura, hears about the heist and wants the priceless statue for himself by having his mistress, Samantha, come onto and betray the woman-hungry Cajella to give the statue away to her. Read More »

Lucio Fulci – Beatrice Cenci AKA The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)

Synopsis:
In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazy landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle for his plaything, sexually abusing her when he feels like it. Beatrice then plots with her stepmother, her besotted servant Olimpio, as well as a local bandit, named Catalano, to plan Francesco’s murder. Read More »

Lucio Fulci – Paura nella città dei morti viventi AKA City of the Living Dead (1980) (HD)

Synopsis:
In the small New England town of Dunwich, a priest commits suicide by hanging himself in the church cemetery which somehow opens the gates of hell allowing the dead to rise. Peter, a New York City reporter, teams up with a young psychic, named Mary, to travel to the town where they team up with another couple, psychiatrist Jerry and patient Sandra, to find a way to close the gates before All Saints Day or the dead all over the world will rise up and kill the living. Read More »

Lucio Fulci – Quella villa accanto al cimitero AKA The House by the Cemetery (1981) (HD)

A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings, ripped throats, and stabbings with a fireplace poker. The killer needs fresh body parts to rejuvenate his cells. He also has maggots for blood. Read More »

Lucio Fulci – …E tu vivrai nel terrore! L’aldilà AKA The Beyond (1981)

IMDb wrote:
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural “accidents”, she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Jim Harper, Electric Sheep Magazine wrote:
Among fans of graphic, visceral horror, there are few names as highly regarded as that of Lucio Fulci. Thirteen years after his death, Fulci is still considered one of Europe’s most important purveyors of cinematic terror and his greatest films are regular fixtures in fans’ and critics’ best-of lists. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Fulci directed more than 50 feature films as well as a number of documentaries and had countless credits as screenwriter, producer, assistant director and special effects technician. Read More »