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Bruno Mattei is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Second Unit Italien born on 30 july 1931 at Rome (Italie)

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Birth name Bruno Mattei
Nationality Italie
Birth 30 july 1931 at Rome (Italie)
Death 21 may 2007 (at 75 years) at Rome (Italie)

Bruno Mattei (30 July 1931 – 21 May 2007) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and editor who gained a cult following for a wide variety of exploitation films that covered many genres, ranging from women in prison (WIP) to zombie films. He used many pseudonyms, predominantly Vincent Dawn (choosing that surname as a nod to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead).

Biography

Mattei got his start in Italian cinema by editing more than 100 films between the 1960s to the early 1970s. In 1974, he earned his first directorial credit, directing 20 minutes of additional hardcore footage for the French release of Jesus Franco's 1969 film 99 Women. He had earlier edited Jesus Franco's "Count Dracula" (1969), and in early 1975, he wrote the screenplay for the Joe D'Amato film Demon Rage and edited Joe D'Amato's Black Eva. Mattei became a full-time director in 1977 when he made several erotic Nazi death camp films, which he followed up with some porno documentaries like Sexy Night Report, and The True Story of the Nun of Monza. Next, he directed two of his most infamous horror shockers, The Other Hell and Virus: Hell of the Living Dead.



After directing two Caligula-inspired rip-offs and two Emanuelle women-in-prison films starring Laura Gemser, he made the delirious Rats: Night of Terror (a low budget science fiction film of which he was very proud), and the ultra-gory Zombie 3 (which he completed for director Lucio Fulci in the Philippines, after Fulci took ill). Mattei was also an assistant director on Lamberto Bava's film "Monster Shark" (1984).

He didn't turn out much work in the 1990s (although during this period he directed the infamous made-for-TV film Cruel Jaws, a rip-off of Steven Spielberg's Jaws). Later in 2001, Mattei returned to filmmaking, this time for the direct to video market. He directed several erotic thrillers before returning once more to the Philippines, where he shot two more cannibal films, another women-in-prison film and two final zombie movies.

He made around 45 films all told, many of which were very low budget. His work has attracted a significant cult following. His films tend to be appreciated for their unique dialogue, terrible dubbing, very low budgets and gory special effects. He is sometimes referred to as the "Ed Wood of Italian filmmaking". Although Hollywood film critics undoubtedly regard him as a hack, it should be remembered that Mattei worked with many well-known cult filmmakers like Jesus Franco, Joe D'Amato, Lucio Fulci and Claudio Fragasso, and got to direct such well-known stars as Lou Ferrigno, Reb Brown, Bo Svenson, Donald Pleasence and Richard Harris. On an interview segment contained on Anchor Bay's DVD release for Hell of the Living Dead and Rats: Night of Terror, Mattei claimed that he would like to reshoot all of his films, as he finds them "ugly".

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Filmography of Bruno Mattei (36 films)

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Actor

Zombi: La creazione, 1h30
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Zombie films
Actors Yvette Yzon, Bruno Mattei
Roles Himself (uncredited)
Rating37% 1.8594751.8594751.8594751.8594751.859475
Sharon, une jeune femme seule rescapée d'un accident, essaye de convaincre ses supérieurs que la destruction de son navire était due non pas à sa négligence mais à la présence de mutants agressifs. Elle parle notamment d'une île inconnue sur laquelle se baladent des morts-vivants. Bien évidemment, tout le monde la croit folle... sauf une compagnie pharmaceutique qui avait bien connaissance de cette île et envoyé il y a six mois une expédition dont on reste sans nouvelle. En compagnie d'une équipe de Marines, Sharon retourne donc sur les lieux pour prouver qu'elle dit la vérité...
Zombi 3
Zombi 3 (1988)
, 1h35
Directed by Lucio Fulci, Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Deran Sarafian, Mike Monty, Massimo Vanni, Luciano Pigozzi, Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Roles Tracey (uncredited)
Rating49% 2.4525852.4525852.4525852.4525852.452585
A group of scientists are working on a serum called Death One, which reanimates the dead. When Dr. Alan Holder (Robert Marius) and his assistant Norma experiment on a human corpse, the corpse becomes a zombie, prompting Dr. Holder to resign from the project. As he prepares to surrender the serum to waiting military officers, a small group of criminals ambush the center; all but one are killed, and the surviving criminal manages to abscond with Death One. During a chase, the container with the serum is shot out of his hand and breaks; as he tries to pick it back up, he accidentally touches the serum. He flees to the Sweet River Resort and settles in Room 4. General Morton (Mike Monty) promises Dr. Holder that he and his men will capture the criminal. By the time they catch up to him, however, he has already succumbed to the disease, but not before infecting a bellhop and killing a maid before finally cutting off his own hand in a failed attempt to stop the spread of the infection. General Morton orders the patrons and staff killed and buried in a mass grave, and condemns the resort; the criminal's remains are delivered to him and his right-hand men, Tracey (Bruno Mattei) and Cheney (Claudio Fragasso), and burned. As Dr. Holder and Norma fear, the ashes quickly infect the air, killing an entire flock of birds passing by.
Hell of the Living Dead, 1h41
Directed by Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Margit Evelyn Newton, Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei, Víctor Israel
Roles SWAT Officer at Embassy Siege
Rating50% 2.5040352.5040352.5040352.5040352.504035
At a top secret chemical research facility called Hope Center #1, a rat causes a chemical leak and dies; but as two workers investigate, that rat suddenly comes back to life and kills one of the men. Subsequently, the entire staff of the plant turn into flesh-eating zombies.

Director

Island of the Living Dead, 1h31
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Zombie films
Actors Yvette Yzon, Lilia Cuntapay
Rating42% 2.1239252.1239252.1239252.1239252.123925
Après un accident en mer, l'équipage d'un navire de récupération tombe une île qui ne figure pas sur les cartes maritimes. En l'explorant à la recherche d'un trésor, ils se font attaquer par des zombies conquistadores.
Zombi: La creazione, 1h30
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Zombie films
Actors Yvette Yzon, Bruno Mattei
Rating37% 1.8594751.8594751.8594751.8594751.859475
Sharon, une jeune femme seule rescapée d'un accident, essaye de convaincre ses supérieurs que la destruction de son navire était due non pas à sa négligence mais à la présence de mutants agressifs. Elle parle notamment d'une île inconnue sur laquelle se baladent des morts-vivants. Bien évidemment, tout le monde la croit folle... sauf une compagnie pharmaceutique qui avait bien connaissance de cette île et envoyé il y a six mois une expédition dont on reste sans nouvelle. En compagnie d'une équipe de Marines, Sharon retourne donc sur les lieux pour prouver qu'elle dit la vérité...
Nella terra dei cannibali, 1h33
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Rating39% 1.9719851.9719851.9719851.9719851.971985
Des explorateurs en expédition s'aventurent trop loin dans la forêt amazonienne et tombent entre les mains d'une tribu isolée de cannibales qui s'empare d'eux. Le groupe comprend également la fille d'un sénateur américain ; elle réussit à contacter son père qui envoie dans la jungle un groupe de soldats expérimentés pour tenter de sauver les malheureux. Mais dans l'enfer de la jungle ce sont maintenant les soldats qui sont en danger : leurs armes en effet se révèlent insuffisantes pour faire face aux cannibales. L'horreur la plus atroce a commencé.
Horror Cannibal 2, 1h31
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Adventure, Horror
Rating39% 1.982061.982061.982061.982061.98206
Une équipe de TV font un reportage sur les tribus des cannibales.
Cruel Jaws
Cruel Jaws (1995)
, 1h33
Directed by William E. Snyder, Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson
Rating31% 1.555681.555681.555681.555681.55568
The coastal town of Hampton Bay is threatened when a 35-foot great white shark starts chomping up their vacationers. Days before the annual Regatta celebration, the townspeople are faced with financial ruin if something isn't done about their newfound shark problem. If that wasn't enough, the owners of the local amusement park have been subject to a hostile takeover from a prospective businessman looking to cash in on their prized property. It's then up to the sheriff, the park's owner, and a shark expert to head out and kill the shark before the summer economy is slashed and the park is demolished.
Shocking Dark, 1h30
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Massimo Vanni
Rating47% 2.369722.369722.369722.369722.36972
Il raconte l'histoire d'une scientifique répondant au nom de Samuel Fuller et d'un commando surarmé luttant contre des créatures visqueuses et un cyborg malfaisant.
Born to Fight, 1h25
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Brent Huff, Werner Pochath, Romano Puppo, Mary Stävin, John van Dreelen, Claudio Fragasso
Rating62% 3.1033653.1033653.1033653.1033653.103365
Super tough Vietnam Veteran Sam Woods (Huff) is a survivor of a vicious prison camp where he was brutally and painfully tortured before finally managing to escape. When Wood returned to rescue his friends, he found that they were already dead. Some time later a woman named Maryline Kane (Stavin) offers him a tremendous amount of money if he will accompany her back to the area where the prison camp was to do interviews for a documentary story. It all turns out to be a lie − her father is now a prisoner of that same camp where Wood was tortured, and she knows that only a man like Wood can help set him free. Sam adopt a proposal, but then situation came out to be much more complicated, because the camp is now run by an old nemesis Duan Loc (Pochath).
Strike Commando 2, 1h35
Directed by Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Origin Italie
Genres War, Action
Actors Brent Huff, Richard Harris, Mary Stävin, Vic Díaz, Massimo Vanni, Luciano Pigozzi
Rating52% 2.600392.600392.600392.600392.60039
Seargant Michael Ransom (Huff) is a tormented war veteran. When his commander, Vic Jenkins (Harris) is kidnapped by Vietnamese drug smugglers, the CIA dispatches him to their camp and all hell breaks loose. Ransom tries to saved Jenkins who saved his life during the Vietnam war, unfortunately, Jenkins is caught cooperating with the villains. Ransom is captured and is subjected to various forms of painful torture.
Zombi 3
Zombi 3 (1988)
, 1h35
Directed by Lucio Fulci, Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Deran Sarafian, Mike Monty, Massimo Vanni, Luciano Pigozzi, Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Rating49% 2.4525852.4525852.4525852.4525852.452585
A group of scientists are working on a serum called Death One, which reanimates the dead. When Dr. Alan Holder (Robert Marius) and his assistant Norma experiment on a human corpse, the corpse becomes a zombie, prompting Dr. Holder to resign from the project. As he prepares to surrender the serum to waiting military officers, a small group of criminals ambush the center; all but one are killed, and the surviving criminal manages to abscond with Death One. During a chase, the container with the serum is shot out of his hand and breaks; as he tries to pick it back up, he accidentally touches the serum. He flees to the Sweet River Resort and settles in Room 4. General Morton (Mike Monty) promises Dr. Holder that he and his men will capture the criminal. By the time they catch up to him, however, he has already succumbed to the disease, but not before infecting a bellhop and killing a maid before finally cutting off his own hand in a failed attempt to stop the spread of the infection. General Morton orders the patrons and staff killed and buried in a mass grave, and condemns the resort; the criminal's remains are delivered to him and his right-hand men, Tracey (Bruno Mattei) and Cheney (Claudio Fragasso), and burned. As Dr. Holder and Norma fear, the ashes quickly infect the air, killing an entire flock of birds passing by.
Robowar
Robowar (1988)
, 1h32
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, War, Action, Horror
Actors Reb Brown, Catherine Hickland, Massimo Vanni, Romano Puppo, Luciano Pigozzi, James Gaines
Rating42% 2.1303552.1303552.1303552.1303552.130355
Major Murphy Black (Reb Brown) leads a group of commandos through the jungles of an unnamed island, but unknown to all involved but Mascher (Mel Davidson), they are being stalked by Mascher's robot invention, Omega-1. Over the protests of Mascher, the group first saves a volunteer hospital worker, Virginia (Catherine Hickland), from a band of guerrillas, then take out the hospital camp, killing all the guerrillas there, also. At this point, the robot begins killing members of the commando group, one by one. That night, Mascher admits to Murphy that he created Omega-1, that it was acting sporadically, and that he was there to check out the match-up between the decorated Murphy and Omega-1.
White Apache, 1h40
Directed by Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Origin Italie
Genres Western
Actors Lola Forner, Alberto Farnese, Luciano Pigozzi, Cinzia De Ponti, José Canalejas
Rating54% 2.7049952.7049952.7049952.7049952.704995
Des hors-la-loi attaquent un groupe de colons et ne laissent comme survivante qu'une femme enceinte, recueillie par des indiens. Elle meurt en donnant le jour à un fils, que le chef Ours Blanc (White Bear) adopte et nomme Ciel ensoleillé (Shining Sky), puis élève avec son fils.