Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci by Stephen Thrower

Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci

byStephen Thrower

Hardcover | March 1, 2018

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Italy''s Master of the Macabre Lucio Fulci is celebrated in this lavishly illustrated in-depth study of his extraordinary films. From horror masterpieces like The Beyond and Zombie Flesh-Eaters to erotic thrillers like One On Top of the Other and A Lizard in a Woman''s Skin; from his earliest days as director of manic Italian comedies to his notoriety as purveyor of extreme violence in the terrifying slasher epic The New York Ripper, his whole career is explored. Supernatural themes and weird logic collide with flesh-ripping gore to breathtaking effect. Bleak horrors are transformed into bloody poetry - Fulci''s loving camera technique, and the decayed splendour of his art design, make the films more than just a gross endurance test. Lucio Fulci built up a fanatical following, who at last will have another chance to own this epic book - five years in the making - which is the ultimate testament to ''The Godfather of Gore''. Since its first publication in 1999, Beyond Terror has sold out three print runs, and continues to be one of the most frequently requested FAB Press reprints. Without doubt, by far and away the largest collection of Fulci posters, stills, press-books and lobby cards ever seen together in print. We have scoured the Earth to find the most stunning, rare and eye-catching Fulci images. Out of print for ten years, it''s back again in 2018, bigger and better than ever! Featuring a foreword by Fulci''s devoted daughter Antonella, and produced with her blessing and full co-operation, this book is quite simply the last word on Fulci. His whole cinematic career is studied in obsessive depth. Huge supplementary appendices make this volume essential for all serious students of the Italian horror movie scene.
Title:Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio FulciFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:432 pages, 12 X 10 X 1.5 inShipping dimensions:432 pages, 12 X 10 X 1.5 inPublished:March 1, 2018Publisher:Fab PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1903254906

ISBN - 13:9781903254905

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For admirers of the grisly and macabre, Lucio Fulci will always be a name to savour. His death in 1996, after a long struggle with diabetes, was a sad loss for the horror genre. Although it was fleetingly noted by the major Italian dailies, the Italian film industry paid scant regard to the death of one of its most colourful and notorious figures. This will hardly surprise his many fans. Whilst Dario Argento, Fulcis fellow traveller in the Italian horror cinema, has been partly rehabilitated into international credibility, Fulci will probably always remain deliciously disreputable. His best known horror films indulge bloodthirsty audiences to the hilt with their gruesome excesses. To some, for whom the horror film can never be too timid, he was a reprehensible panderer, offering his sick-minded audience nothing but blatant indulgence in spaghetti sadism. To others, he was a bold and anarchic horror specialist, willing to go ever further in search of the ultimate horrific set-piece.

Editorial Reviews

"Violence is Italian art!" -- Lucio Fulci