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Also Known As: Died: April 27, 1980
Born: July 31, 1914 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Beyond The Door II (1977)
After Jessica Barrett had her demoniacal son Marco (David Colin Jr.) in the first film, it all goes wrong when he is sent to live with new parnets. It turns out that his new parents murdered another man in the new house they are living in. The spirit of the man becomes vengful and starts to fool around with Doria (Dara Nicolodia) and Bruno (John Steiner). And soon Marco himself is possessed and will kill anyone who gets in his way. Not even Dr. Aldo Sancez (Ivan Rassimov) can help. It is up to Doria to send the spirit back to hell.
2.
Cani arrabbiati (1974)
A gang of thieves hijack a man's car after botching their getaway from a robbery. They take a woman prisoner and command the man to drive them to safety. The man must try to cope with the bad situation he is in as well as trying to get help for a sick child that he is caring for.
3.
Baron Blood (1972) as Director
A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had burned at the stake. Peter reads aloud the incantation that causes Baron Blood to return and continue his murderous tortures.
4.
Bay of Blood, A (1971)
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a dilapidated building on the estate.
5.
Quante Volte... Quella Notte (1971) as Director
John and Tina meet in a park one day. They immediately hit it off, go out on a date later that evening. The late that night, Tina's returns to her apartment with her expensive new dress badly torn apart, and John's forehead bosts some suspicous scratches. Three different people, John, Tina, and a doorman, give three seperate and different perspectives on what happened that night before the truth is revealed.
6.
Antefatto (1971) as Director
7.
Hatchet For the Honeymoon (1970) as Director
A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be.
8.
Roy Colt e Winchester Jack (1970)
Two outlaws compete with each other over a treasure map that will lead them to buried gold while one of them is in league with a sadistic priest-turned-crime lord, while a young Native American girl helps both outlaws and plays both sides against each other.
9.
5 bambole per la luna d'agosto (1970)
George Stark is a wealthy industrialist who invites five business friends of his to his remote Mediterranean island for a weekend of relaxation and business when he introduces them to Professor Farrell, a brilliant chemist who gives investment ideas to the group. But against Farrell's wishes, the group goes behind each other's back to obtain information on Farrell's chemistry ideas and soon the guests and residents start turning up dead one by one as Stark and Farrell must rally the group together to determine the identity of the killer (or killers) despite nobody trusting anyone.
10.
Danger: Diabolik (1968) as Director
In psychedelic swinging 60s style, the dreaded thief (and killer) Diabolik wreaks havoc on a generic European country for his own financial gain and amusement. He shares an extravagant underground lair (and a giant bed of money) with his curvaceous, superficial girlfriend...who uses her awesome powers of wig-wearing to help Diabolik kill innocent people and steal billions from the government. Nonetheless, Diabolik is the "hero" of the film because he must face off against bumbling cops and revenge-seeking mafiosos.
11.
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966) as Director
The foppish mad scientist plots a scheme to take over the world by killing off the military leaders of every country.
12.
Kill Baby Kill (1966) as Director
The ghost of a murderous little girl haunts a village.
13.
Blood and Black Lace (1965) as Director
Seminal stalker movie about a bunch of glamorous fashion models haunted by a masked maniac.
14.
Planet of the Vampires (1965) as Director
In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Galliot lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers the crashed Argos - and learns that her crew died fighting each other! Investigating further, the explorers come to realize the existence of a race of bodiless aliens that seek to escape from their dying world.
15.
Evil Eye (1964) as Director
A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.
16.
Black Sabbath (1964) as Director
A trio of atmospheric horror tales presented by Boris Karloff.
17.
Hercules in the Haunted World (1964) as Director
Upon his return from battle in the previous film, the great warrior Hercules learns that his lover, Daianara, has lost her senses. Acording of the oracle Medea, Dianara's only hope is the Stone of Forgetfulness which lies deep in the realm of Hades. Hercules, with two companions, Theseus and Telemachus, embarks on a dangerous quest for the stone, while he is unaware that Dianara's guardian, King Lico, is the one responsible for her condition and plots to have the girl for himself as his bride upon her revival.
18.
Erik the Conqueror (1963) as Director
Set in the 10th Century, two young sons, named Erik and Eron, witness their parents murdered by the English during a raid on their Viking village. Erik is taken by Queen Anne to England where she raises him as her own son, while Eron lives a bitter life as a recluse. Years later, the adult Eron plots with his Norse allies to attack England while, Erik, an English naval officer, is order to lead an attack against the Norse Vikings where their paths soon cross and the brothers decide to form an alliance to attack Erik's villanious master Sir Rutford.
19.
Black Sunday (1961) as Director
A vengeful witch returns from the grave and wreaks revenge.
20.
The Wonders of Aladdin (1961) as 2nd unit dir
A poor young man discovers a magic lantern inhabited by a genie.
21.
Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959)
Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth - the same comet passed near the Earth at the time the Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed. Coincidence?

Cinematography (feature film)

23.
Beyond The Door II (1977)
After Jessica Barrett had her demoniacal son Marco (David Colin Jr.) in the first film, it all goes wrong when he is sent to live with new parnets. It turns out that his new parents murdered another man in the new house they are living in. The spirit of the man becomes vengful and starts to fool around with Doria (Dara Nicolodia) and Bruno (John Steiner). And soon Marco himself is possessed and will kill anyone who gets in his way. Not even Dr. Aldo Sancez (Ivan Rassimov) can help. It is up to Doria to send the spirit back to hell.
24.
Antefatto (1971) as Cinematographer
25.
Evil Eye (1964) as Director of Photography
A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.
26.
Hercules in the Haunted World (1964) as Director of Photography
Upon his return from battle in the previous film, the great warrior Hercules learns that his lover, Daianara, has lost her senses. Acording of the oracle Medea, Dianara's only hope is the Stone of Forgetfulness which lies deep in the realm of Hades. Hercules, with two companions, Theseus and Telemachus, embarks on a dangerous quest for the stone, while he is unaware that Dianara's guardian, King Lico, is the one responsible for her condition and plots to have the girl for himself as his bride upon her revival.
27.
Erik the Conqueror (1963) as Director of Photography
Set in the 10th Century, two young sons, named Erik and Eron, witness their parents murdered by the English during a raid on their Viking village. Erik is taken by Queen Anne to England where she raises him as her own son, while Eron lives a bitter life as a recluse. Years later, the adult Eron plots with his Norse allies to attack England while, Erik, an English naval officer, is order to lead an attack against the Norse Vikings where their paths soon cross and the brothers decide to form an alliance to attack Erik's villanious master Sir Rutford.
28.
The White Warrior (1961) as Director of Photography
). Steve Reeves, Georgia Moll, Renato Baldini, Scilla Gabel, Gerard Herter. In 19th century Russia, a tribal chieftain rebels against the cruel reign of Akmet Khan. An English dubbed, Italian import based on the novel KHADZHI-MURAT by Leo Tolstoy. Cinematography by cult horror director Mario Bava & Franco Vodopivec.
29.
Black Sunday (1961) as Director of Photography
A vengeful witch returns from the grave and wreaks revenge.
30.
The Day the Sky Exploded (1961) as Director of Photography
31.
Esther and the King (1960) as Director of Photography
A Persian king selects a new bride who helps defend him from his enemies.
32.
The Giant of Marathon (1960) as Director of Photography
33.
Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959)
Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth - the same comet passed near the Earth at the time the Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed. Coincidence?
34.
Hercules (1958) as Director Of Photography
In this melange of characters and events from separate mythological stories, Hercules, demigod and superman, arrives in the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus to tutor Iphitus, son of king Pelias; immediately on arrival, he falls in love with the king's delectable, briefly clad daughter Iole. Before he can win her, he must succeed in a series of quests, in the course of which he teams up with Jason, true heir of Iolcus, whom he accompanies on the famous voyage of the Argonauts.
35.
Nero's Mistress (1956) as Director of Photography
Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star. When Agrippina, his mother, arrives with her German praetorians and decides Nero has to conquer Britain, she is asking for trouble. Many attempts of murder and poisoning will happen on the eve of his great show.
36.
Donna piu bella del mondo, La (1955) as Director Of Photography
37.
Pictura--Adventure in Art (1952) as Photog Vittore Carpaccio seq

Writer (feature film)

38.
Antefatto (1971) as Screenwriter
39.
Hatchet For the Honeymoon (1970) as Screenwriter
A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be.
40.
Danger: Diabolik (1968) as Screenwriter
In psychedelic swinging 60s style, the dreaded thief (and killer) Diabolik wreaks havoc on a generic European country for his own financial gain and amusement. He shares an extravagant underground lair (and a giant bed of money) with his curvaceous, superficial girlfriend...who uses her awesome powers of wig-wearing to help Diabolik kill innocent people and steal billions from the government. Nonetheless, Diabolik is the "hero" of the film because he must face off against bumbling cops and revenge-seeking mafiosos.
41.
Knives of the Avenger (1968) as Screenwriter
After the apparent death of her husband King Arald, a viking peasant woman, named Karin, takes her son Moki into hiding from Aghen, King Arald's enemy. But a mysterous stranger, named Rurik, begins acting as Karin's guardian, which evetually leads to a brutal showdown between Rurik and Aghen.
42.
Kill Baby Kill (1966) as Screenwriter
The ghost of a murderous little girl haunts a village.
43.
Planet of the Vampires (1965) as Screenwriter
In the near future the two spaceships Argos and Galliot are sent to investigate the mysterious planet Aura. As the Galliot lands on the planet her crew suddenly go berserk and attack each other. The strange event passes, but the crew soon discovers the crashed Argos - and learns that her crew died fighting each other! Investigating further, the explorers come to realize the existence of a race of bodiless aliens that seek to escape from their dying world.
44.
Blood and Black Lace (1965) as Screenwriter
Seminal stalker movie about a bunch of glamorous fashion models haunted by a masked maniac.
45.
Black Sabbath (1964) as Scr collab (see note)
A trio of atmospheric horror tales presented by Boris Karloff.
46.
Evil Eye (1964) as Story & scr
A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.
47.
Hercules in the Haunted World (1964) as Screenwriter
Upon his return from battle in the previous film, the great warrior Hercules learns that his lover, Daianara, has lost her senses. Acording of the oracle Medea, Dianara's only hope is the Stone of Forgetfulness which lies deep in the realm of Hades. Hercules, with two companions, Theseus and Telemachus, embarks on a dangerous quest for the stone, while he is unaware that Dianara's guardian, King Lico, is the one responsible for her condition and plots to have the girl for himself as his bride upon her revival.
48.
Erik the Conqueror (1963) as Screenwriter
Set in the 10th Century, two young sons, named Erik and Eron, witness their parents murdered by the English during a raid on their Viking village. Erik is taken by Queen Anne to England where she raises him as her own son, while Eron lives a bitter life as a recluse. Years later, the adult Eron plots with his Norse allies to attack England while, Erik, an English naval officer, is order to lead an attack against the Norse Vikings where their paths soon cross and the brothers decide to form an alliance to attack Erik's villanious master Sir Rutford.
49.
Black Sunday (1961) as Screenwriter
A vengeful witch returns from the grave and wreaks revenge.

Art Director (feature film)

50.
Black Sunday (1961) as Art Director
A vengeful witch returns from the grave and wreaks revenge.

Visual Effects (feature film)

51.
Inferno (1978) as Special Effects
Young poet Rose Elliot buys a book from a local New York City antique dealer and learns the story of the coven of the Three Mothers. She believes her apartment building is one of their houses. She pleads for her brother Mark to come join her because she is afraid for her life. But by the time Mark a

Visual Effects (feature film)

52.
Moses (1975)
This biblical spectacular, which ran in hour-long segments over a six-week period and then turned up theatrically in a severely edited version not long after its initial TV showing, marked Burt Lancaster's TV acting debut, as well as that of his son, William (as Young Moses), best known as the write

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