Lucio Fulci


Director, Screenwriter

About

Also Known As
L Fulci
Birth Place
Italy
Born
June 17, 1927
Died
March 13, 1996
Cause of Death
Complications From Diabetes

Biography

Italian filmmaker and "Godfather of Gore" Lucio Fulci is best known for his work in the giallo and horror genres. Fulci originally studied medicine before becoming an art critic, and finally decided to work in film as a screenwriter. He wrote his first screenplay for "L'uomo, la bestia e la virtu" in 1953. The film was directed by the prolific Steno and starred the legendary Orson Welles...

Biography

Italian filmmaker and "Godfather of Gore" Lucio Fulci is best known for his work in the giallo and horror genres. Fulci originally studied medicine before becoming an art critic, and finally decided to work in film as a screenwriter. He wrote his first screenplay for "L'uomo, la bestia e la virtu" in 1953. The film was directed by the prolific Steno and starred the legendary Orson Welles. Working mainly in the comedy genre early in his career, Fulci made his directorial debut in 1959, with "I ladri." He continued to direct comedies throughout the 1960s but turned to more controversial giallo thrillers in the 1970s, with films like "Lizard in a Woman's Skin" and "Challenge to White Fang." Fulci's films were as commercially successful as they were unsettling, often depicting mutilated animals and obscene religious imagery. Fulci's breakthrough in the horror genre came in 1979, with "Zombi II," a film which was marketed as a European sequel to George A. Romero's "Dawn of the Dead." Fulci made some of his most notable and goriest films during the 1980s, with the zombie thrillers "City of the Living Dead," "The Beyond," and the giallo thriller "The New York Ripper." All the films Fulci directed during the early 1980s were viewed as extremely violent and disturbing, and he had numerous creative battles with the films' censors. He continued to write and direct horror films up until his death at the age of 68.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Voices From Beyond (1991)
Director
L'Occhio del male (1986)
Director
The House by the Cemetery (1984)
Director
Conquest (1983)
Director
The New Gladiators (1983)
Director
Lo Squartatore di New York (1982)
Director
The Beyond (1981)
Director
The Black Cat (1980)
Director
E Tu Vivrai Net Terrore! L'Aldilla (1980)
Director
Paura Nella Citta dei Morti Civenti (1980)
Director
Zombie (1979)
Director
Seven Notes in Black (1979)
Director
They Died With Their Boots On (1978)
Director
Sella d'argento (1978)
Director
La Pretora (1976)
Director
Il Cav. Costante Nicosia demoniaco, ovvero: Dracula in Brianza (1975)
Director
The Four of the Apocalypse (1975)
Director
Zanna Bianca (1974)
Director
Il Ritorno di Zanna Bianca (1974)
Director
One on Top of the Other (1972)
Director
Senator Likes Women (1972)
Director
Schizoid (1971)
Director
Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna (1971)
Director
Non Si Sevizia un Paperino (1971)
Director
The Brute and the Beast (1968)
Director
00-2 Most Secret Agents (1965)
Director
I Due evasi di Sing Sing (1964)
Director
Colpo gobbo all'italiana (1962)
Director
I Ladri (1959)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

L'Occhio del male (1986)
The Beyond (1981)
Archivist
One on Top of the Other (1972)
Graphologist

Writer (Feature Film)

Maschera di Cera (2000)
From Story
Maschera di Cera (2000)
Screenwriter
Voices From Beyond (1991)
From Story
Voices From Beyond (1991)
Screenwriter
La Gabbia (1985)
Screenwriter
The House by the Cemetery (1984)
Screenwriter
The New Gladiators (1983)
Screenwriter
Lo Squartatore di New York (1982)
Screenwriter
The Beyond (1981)
Screenwriter
Paura Nella Citta dei Morti Civenti (1980)
Screenwriter
The Black Cat (1980)
Screenplay
E Tu Vivrai Net Terrore! L'Aldilla (1980)
Screenplay
Seven Notes in Black (1979)
Screenplay
One on Top of the Other (1972)
Story and Screenplay
Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna (1971)
Screenwriter
00-2 Most Secret Agents (1965)
Screenwriter
A Day in Court (1963)
Screenwriter
A Day in Court (1963)
Based on an Original idea by

Music (Feature Film)

Nine (2009)
Song

Life Events

1959

Writing debut with "Tempi Duri Per I Vampiri/Uncle Was A Vampire" with Christopher Lee

1977

Writer and director of "Sette Note In Nero/The Psychic"

1979

Wom fame with "Zombi 2/Zombie 2"

Videos

Movie Clip

House By The Cemetery, The (1984) - Welcome To New Whitby Academic Norman (Paolo Malco) and wife Lucy (Catriona MacColl) arrive in a New England town where he’ll take over the research of a colleague who oddly killed himself and his mistress, their son Bob (Giovanni Frezza) communing with local Ann (Ania Pieroni) in the Italian-made The House By The Cemetery, 1984.
House By The Cemetery, The (1984) - Let's Just Say You Never Saw Her Following an R-rated murder before the credits, inside the house in question, director Lucio Fulci’s credit followed by the introduction of star Catriona MacColl as mom Lucy and Giovanni Frezza as young (and not-so-well dubbed) Bob, in the Italian-financed The House By The Cemetery, 1984.
Beyond, The (1981) - Take It Easy Straight scare stuff, Liza (Catriona McColl) alone in her spooky hotel, discovers echoes of the lynching of a warlock 50-some years back, comforted by John (David Warbeck), in Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, 1981.
Beyond, The (1981) - Mommy! Mother drops off Jill (Maria Pia Marsala) outside the morgue where her deceased plumber father lies, much sound effects, and big zombie trouble, in Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, 1981.
Beyond, The (1981) - I've Been Looking For You Terrific shot on a Louisiana causeway, rookie hotelier Liza (Catriona McColl) meets unexpected Emily (Cinzia Monreale), they go home where Martha (Veronica Lazar) discovers the plumber has failed, in The Beyond, 1981.
Beyond, The (1981) - The Eyes! Exposition with Liza (Catriona McColl), who's inherited a spooky old hotel, her contractor Martin (credits un-clear), then painter Larry (Anthony Flees) and dashing doctor McCabe (David Warbeck), in Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, 1981.
Beyond, The (1981) - Louisiana, 1927 For Italian producers an exotic locale, with rotogravure effect, Louisiana, 1927, opening director Lucio Fulci's The Beyond, 1981, Liza (Catriona McColl) communing with a book of prophecies.

Family

Camilla Fulci
Daughter

Bibliography