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Lucio Fulci

Highest Rated: 83% Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Lowest Rated: 14% The New York Ripper (1982)

Birthday: Jun 17, 1927

Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy

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

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 18% Wax Mask Writer - 1997
No Score Yet 47% Voices From Beyond Director - 1991
No Score Yet 49% A Cat in the Brain (Un gatto nel cervello) (Nightmare Concert) Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1990
No Score Yet 16% Demonia Director,
Screenwriter
- 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cat in the Brain Himself (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1990
No Score Yet 41% The Sweet House of Horrors Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touch of Death Director,
Writer
- 1989
No Score Yet 10% Il Fantasma di Sodoma (Sodoma's Ghost) (The Ghosts of Sodom) Director - 1988
No Score Yet 25% Quando Alice Ruppe lo Specchio (Touch of Death) (When Alice Broke the Mirror) Director - 1988
No Score Yet 24% Zombi 3 Director - 1988
No Score Yet 22% Aenigma Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Honey Director - 1986
No Score Yet 31% Conquest Director - 1984
No Score Yet 26% Murderock - uccide a passo di danza (Murder Rock - Dancing Death) Director - 1984
No Score Yet 20% Rome, 2072 A.D.: The New Gladiators Director,
Screenwriter
- 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Gladiators Director,
Screenwriter
- 1983
14% 54% The New York Ripper Director,
Screenwriter
- 1982
No Score Yet 20% Eye of the Evil Dead Dr. Forrester (Character),
Director
- 1982
33% 25% The Black Cat Director - 1981
67% 76% The Beyond Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$123.8K 1981
45% 49% The House by the Cemetery Director,
Writer
- 1981
54% 56% The Gates of Hell Director,
Writer
- 1980
No Score Yet 53% Contraband Don Morrone's Assasin (Character),
Director
- 1980
42% 69% Zombie Flesh-Eaters Director - 1979
No Score Yet 25% They Died with Their Boots On Director - 1978
No Score Yet 71% The Psychic Director,
Screenwriter
- 1977
No Score Yet 57% Four of the Apocalypse Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenge to White Fang Director,
Screenwriter
- 1974
No Score Yet 23% The Senator Likes Women Director,
Writer
- 1973
83% 77% Don't Torture a Duckling Director,
Screenwriter
- 1972
No Score Yet 14% White Fang Director - 1972
No Score Yet 70% Schizoid Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hector the Mighty Screenwriter - 1971
No Score Yet 59% Perversion Story Director,
Screenwriter
- 1969
No Score Yet 61% One on Top of the Other Director,
Writer
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beatrice Cenci Director,
Screenwriter
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation St. Peter's Director - 1968
No Score Yet 67% The Brute and the Beast Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piccola posta Writer - 1955
No Score Yet 44% An American in Rome Writer - 1954

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