Lucio Fulci

Director, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/17/1927 in Italy

Filmography

Director (19)

Non Si Sevizia un Paperino 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Beyond 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Voices From Beyond 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Occhio del male 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Quella villa accanto al cimitero 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Conquest 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Rome, 2072 A.D. - The New Gladiators 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Lo Squartatore di New York 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

E Tu Vivrai Net Terrore! L'Aldilla 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Paura Nella Citta dei Morti Civenti 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

The Black Cat 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Seven Notes in Black 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Zombie 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Sella d'argento 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Il Ritorno di Zanna Bianca 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Zanna Bianca 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Beatrice Cenci 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

The Brute and the Beast 1968 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (15)

The Beyond 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Maschera di Cera 1997 (Movie)

(From Story)

Maschera di Cera 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Voices From Beyond 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

Voices From Beyond 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Gabbia 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Quella villa accanto al cimitero 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rome, 2072 A.D. - The New Gladiators 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lo Squartatore di New York 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

E Tu Vivrai Net Terrore! L'Aldilla 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Paura Nella Citta dei Morti Civenti 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Black Cat 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Notes in Black 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Beatrice Cenci 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

The Beyond 1998 (Movie)

Archivist (Actor)

L' Occhio del male 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

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.

Relationships

Camilla Fulci

Daughter

Milestones

1979

Wom fame with "Zombi 2/Zombie 2"

1977

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

1959

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

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