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Lucio Fulci is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Associate Producer, Assistant Director and Special Effects Italien born on 17 june 1927 at Rome (Italie)

Lucio Fulci

Lucio Fulci
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Nationality Italie
Birth 17 june 1927 at Rome (Italie)
Death 13 march 1996 (at 68 years) at Rome (Italie)

Lucio Fulci ([ˈlutʃo ˈfultʃi]; 17 June 1927 – 13 March 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor. He is perhaps best known for his gore films, including Zombi 2 (1979) and The Beyond (1981), although he made films in genres as diverse as giallo, western and comedy. Fulci is known as the "Godfather of Gore", a title also given to Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Biography

Après des études de médecine, Lucio Fulci opte pour une carrière cinématographique et étudie au Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia de Rome. Il est l’assistant-réalisateur de Marcel L'Herbier pour le film Les Derniers Jours de Pompéi, avant d’amorcer une longue collaboration avec le réalisateur Steno, alias Stephano Vanzina, dont il est l'assistant puis le scénariste. Pour Steno, Lucio Fulci écrit de nombreuses comédies dont L’Homme, la bête et la vertu (d'après Pirandello), Un Americano a Roma avec Alberto Sordi et plusieurs films avec Totò. Totò est également la vedette du premier film réalisé par Fulci, I Ladri , en 1959. Le film, à petit budget, ne remporte pas de succès. Fulci enchaîne avec Ragazzi del juke-box , un film musical qui reçoit un accueil beaucoup plus encourageant.

Pendant les années 1960, Fulci réalise plusieurs films mettant en vedette le tandem comique de Franco Franchi et Ciccio Ingrassia. Peu à peu, il prend ses distances avec le duo et aborde plusieurs genres : le western (Le Temps du massacre), la comédie policière (Au Diable les anges ), le mélodrame historique (Liens d'amour et de sang, qui connaît un échec commercial), le film d’aventure pour adolescent (Croc-Blanc, qui à l’inverse rencontre le succès). Mais c’est surtout dans le domaine du giallo que Lucio Fulci s’illustre de plus en plus souvent avec des films comme Perversion Story, Le Venin de la peur, La Longue Nuit de l'exorcisme ou L'Emmurée vivante. Ces gialli sont à la fois des succès commerciaux et des objets de controverse à cause de leur représentation de la violence et de la religion.

En 1971 dans le film Le Venin de la peur une scène de vivisection sur des chiens, où figurent des cœurs encore palpitants, provoque un scandale. La séquence est tournée de façon si réaliste qu’elle semble authentique. La justice italienne s'apprête à poursuivre le réalisateur pour cruauté envers les animaux. Lucio Fulci évite deux années de prison grâce à l’intervention du concepteur des effets spéciaux Carlo Rambaldi qui présente aux jurés les chiens du film : de simples marionnettes.

En 1979, Fulci réussit une percée internationale avec L'Enfer des zombies, un film de zombies extrêmement sanglant qui profite de la popularité de Zombie (Dawn of the Dead, 1978) de George A. Romero. Sorti en Italie sous le titre de Zombi 2, le film de Fulci n'a pas de lien avec le film de Romero. Fulci tourne ensuite d'autres films d'horreur et de surnaturel, dont nombre d'entre eux mettent à nouveau en scène des zombies et sont considérés comme faisant partie des films les plus sanglants jamais réalisés. L'Au-delà (1981), sorte de long poème gore, baroque et onirique faisant référence au surréalisme, demeure selon de nombreux admirateurs le point d'orgue de la filmographie de Lucio Fulci. Au sommet de sa célébrité et de sa popularité, il est à égalité avec son compatriote Dario Argento. Au moment de leur sortie, ses films sont généralement dénigrés par le grand public qui taxe son œuvre de pure exploitation, mais Fulci est immédiatement adulé par les fans d'horreur, et plus tard une grande partie de son œuvre tend à être appréciée comme une œuvre pionnière.

Après 1982 la carrière de Fulci est considérée comme moins glorieuse, le réalisateur souffrant de problèmes personnels et de santé. Pour beaucoup, la qualité de la filmographie du réalisateur décline. Pourtant, des films comme Le Miel du Diable, Soupçons de Mort et Voix profondes connaissent de plus en plus de défenseurs. Son dernier film est Le Porte del Silenzio , inédit en France. La mort de Fulci en 1996 reste obscure : le cinéaste n'a pas pris son insuline pour traiter son diabète et meurt cette nuit-là ; certains suggèrent qu'il s'agit d'un suicide. Au moment de son décès, Fulci se préparait à réaliser Le Masque de cire. Ce drame d'horreur aurait été la première collaboration entre Fulci et Dario Argento, producteur du film. Suite à la disparition de Fulci, Sergio Stivaletti signe la mise en scène. Le film est dédié à Lucio Fulci.

Best films

The Last Days of Pompeii (1959)
(Associate Producer)

Usually with

Steno
Steno
(17 films)
Sergio Salvati
Sergio Salvati
(11 films)
Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lucio Fulci (82 films)

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Actor

Voices from Beyond, 1h31
Directed by Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Duilio Del Prete, Karina Huff, Lorenzo Flaherty, Lucio Fulci, Tom Felleghy
Roles Pathologist
Rating50% 2.51452.51452.51452.51452.5145
Giorgio Mainardi (Diulio Del Prete), a wealthy, middle-aged financier, lies dying in a hospital bed surrounded by his family. He has collapsed suddenly, coughing up blood. His last word is to his stone-faced family is, "why?" The doctor's diagnosis of Giorgio's death is an internal hemorrhage, possibly from a stomach or intestinal ulcer. The following day, Giorgio's daughter Rosie (Karina Huff) arrives at the Mainardi estate having taken a leave of absence from her college studies to attend the funeral and for the reading of the will. Rosie soon finds her entire family squabbling over the estate. Giorgio's stepmother Hilda (Frances Nacmen), refuses permission for an autopsy, and taunts her elderly husband, Giorgio's father Paolo (Paolo Paoloni), who is near death himself from a recent stroke and is unable to move or speak. Meanwhile, Hilda's son Mario (Pascal Persiano) is revealed to be having an affair with Giorgio's third wife Lucy (Bettina Giovannini). Lucy is only a few years older than Rosie, and is apparently the only one of the Mainardi family who shows any compassion for her presence.
A Cat in the Brain, 1h27
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Genres Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Films about cats
Actors Brett Halsey, Lucio Fulci, Malisa Longo, Adriana Russo, Annie Belle, Paul Müller
Roles Dr. Lucio Fulci
Rating55% 2.754832.754832.754832.754832.75483
Haunted by his own bloody horror film visions and with news of real life murders happening in Rome, splatter film director Lucio Fulci (playing himself) seeks the advice of a psychiatrist.
Demonia
Demonia (1990)
, 1h25
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Actors Brett Halsey, Al Cliver, Lucio Fulci, Carla Cassola
Roles Inspector Carter (uncredited)
Rating46% 2.312222.312222.312222.312222.31222
Sicily, 1486. A mob of villagers drag five screaming and struggling nuns into a cavern beneath their convent, built atop a steep hillside. They are tortured, nailed to five of the many wooden crosses in the underground chamber.
Aenigma
Aenigma (1987)
, 1h30
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Jared Martin, Lucio Fulci, Dragan Bjelogrlić, Dušica Žegarac
Roles Police Inspector (uncredited)
Rating50% 2.5052952.5052952.5052952.5052952.505295
At St. Mary's College, a boarding school for girls located just outside Boston, Massachusetts, a lonely, gaunt, unattractive student, named Kathy (Milijana Zirojevic), becomes the center of a cruel practical joke perpetrated by a gang of students and the hunky, but sadistic gym teacher, Fred Vernon (Riccardo Acerbi). Kathy is tricked into going on a date with Mr. Vernon, but when she over eagerly makes her move onto him in his parked car in the woods, the students appear in their cars to taunt her. Running away from several carloads of her tormentors, Kathy runs onto a busy street where she immediately gets hit by an oncoming car and is admitted to the local hospital in a coma. Kathy's strange mother, Mary, continues to gloom around the school in her capacity as a cleaner.
The Devil's Honey, 1h26
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry, Blanca Marsillach, Stefano Madia, Lucio Fulci
Roles Bracelet Vendor
Rating52% 2.607222.607222.607222.607222.60722
Une jeune femme kidnappe et séquestre un médecin qu'elle considère comme responsable de la mort de son petit ami et lui fait subir des sévices sexuels extrêmes.
Murder-Rock: Dancing Death, 1h33
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Musical
Themes Dance films, Serial killer films
Actors Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Al Cliver, Lucio Fulci
Roles Phil, the Agent (uncredited)
Rating55% 2.752352.752352.752352.752352.75235
At the Arts for the Living Center in New York, Candice Norman (Olga Karlatos) oversees the latest dance routine choreographed by Margie (Geretta Marie Fields). Candice tells Margie that the act needs even "more perfection" in preparation for a visit from three talent agents. The academy director Dick Gibson (Claudio Cassinelli) meets with TV producers Bob Steiner and John Morris, who watch a video of the dance, and Candice learns that the men will only select three dancers for an upcoming TV show. That evening after the dance class is over, one of the dancers, Susan, is murdered in the locker room by an unseen person who chloroforms then stabs her in the heart with a long hairpin needle. NYPD Lieutenant Borges (Cosimo Cinieri) arrives on the scene to investigate. Also with Lt. Borges is the police profiler and psychotherapy professor Dr. Davis (Giuseppe Mannajuolo). With Candice nowhere to be found, suspicion begins to focus not only on her but on the victim's boyfriend Willy Stark (Christian Borromeo), as well as Dick Gibson.
Warriors of the Year 2072, 1h29
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about television, Films set in the future, La téléréalité, Dystopian films
Actors Jared Martin, Fred Williamson, Howard Ross, Claudio Cassinelli, Donald O'Brien, Valeria Cavalli
Rating48% 2.4122552.4122552.4122552.4122552.412255
In the year 2072, set in a dystopia Rome, Italy, WBS TV's chief of programming, Cortez (Claudio Cassinelli), is fuming at the constituently high ratings enjoyed by a rival American TV show, 'Kill-Bike'. The show has features gladiatorial fights to the death on motorcycles, and has made a hero of a man called Drake (Jared Martin) the unbeaten champion. Cortez is all the more bitter because it was he who discovered Drake in the first place. WBS's current answer to the American show is 'The Danger Game', a simulation game showing the hallucinations of a contestant experiencing the approach of violent death. Fear, panic, and screaming at the extremely realistic simulations triggers a further increase in the intensity. Unfortunately for the station, even this spectacle fails to compete against the American show.
Manhattan Baby, 1h29
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Genres Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Christopher Connelly, Giovanni Frezza, Brigitta Boccoli, Cinzia De Ponti, Carlo De Mejo, Lucio Fulci
Roles Dr. Forrester
Rating48% 2.40452.40452.40452.40452.4045
On holiday in Egypt with George and Emily Hacker (Christopher Connelly and Martha Taylor), her archaeologist father and journalist mother, ten-year-old Susie Hacker (Brigitta Boccoli) is approached by a mysterious blind woman who gives her an amulet. Soon after, George is struck blind when he enters a previously unexplored tomb.
The New York Ripper, 1h33
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jack Hedley, Antonella Interlenghi, Howard Ross, Alexandra Delli Colli, Cinzia De Ponti, Lucio Fulci
Roles Chief of Police
Rating62% 3.1490853.1490853.1490853.1490853.149085
An old man is walking his dog in New York City when the dog retrieves a decomposed human hand. It is identified by the police as belonging to Ann-Lynne, a local prostitute. Lieutenant Fred Williams (Jack Hedley), the burned-out police detective investigating the murder, interviews the young woman's nosy and obnoxious landlady, Mrs. Weissburger (Babette New), who tells him that during her daily spying and eavesdropping on her tenants, she overheard the girl last week over the phone arranging to meet a man who spoke with a strange, duck-like voice.
The Beyond
The Beyond (1981)
, 1h27
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Veronica Lazăr, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John, Al Cliver
Roles Town Clerk (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.302933.302933.302933.302933.30293
In Louisiana's Seven Doors Hotel in 1927, a lynch mob murders an artist named Schweick, whom they believe to be a warlock. This opens one of the Seven Doors of Death, allowing the dead to cross into the world of the living. Several decades later, Liza, a young woman from New York, inherits the hotel and plans to re-open it. Her renovation work activates the hell portal, and she contends with increasingly strange incidents. A plumber named Joe investigates flooding in the cellar and a demonic hand gouges out his eye. His body and another are later discovered by a hotel maid, Martha.
The Black Cat, 1h32
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats
Actors Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck, Al Cliver, Dagmar Lassander, Bruno Corazzari
Roles Doctor (scenes deleted)
Rating58% 2.9043252.9043252.9043252.9043252.904325
Strange things are happening in a small English village starting when a man driving a car suddenly encounters a strange black cat in the back seat and through the mesmerizing stare, the cat causes the man to crash his car into a lamp post, killing him. The black cat travels back to its home, a rambling old house occupied by Robert Miles (Patrick Magee), a morbid and hostile former college professor of the supernatural who is reputed to be a medium. Professor Miles lives alone except for his equally hostile black cat, and spends his time making audio tape recordings at the tombs of the recently deceased. Meanwhile, an American tourist named Jill Travers (Mimsy Farmer), ventures into an open crypt to take photographs for her scrapbook when she discovers a small microphone on the floor of the place. Venturing out, she meets the local police constable Sergeant Wilson (Al Cliver) who tells her not to venture down the crypt against saying that the dead like to be left alone. "They're not very hospitable," says Wilson.
The House by the Cemetery, 1h27
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Catriona MacColl, Giovanni Frezza, Ania Pieroni, Dagmar Lassander, Carlo De Mejo, Lucio Fulci
Roles Professor Muller (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.0514053.0514053.0514053.0514053.051405
A woman (Daniela Doria) is in an abandoned house looking for her boyfriend. After she discovers his body stabbed with scissors, she is stabbed in the head with a french knife, and her body is dragged through a cellar door.
City of the Living Dead, 1h33
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi, Venantino Venantini, Luciano Rossi
Roles Dr. Joe Thompson
Rating62% 3.101293.101293.101293.101293.10129
In New York City, during a séance held in the apartment of medium Theresa, Mary Woodhouse (Catriona MacColl) experiences a traumatic vision of a priest, Father Thomas (Fabrizio Jovine), hanging himself from a tree branch in a cemetery of the remote village of Dunwich. When the images overwhelm her, Mary breaks the circle, goes into convulsions, and falls to the floor as if dead. The police, led by Sergeant Clay, interrogate Theresa, but fail to heed her warnings of an imminent evil. Outside the apartment building, Peter Bell (Christopher George), a local journalist, tries to gain entry to the premises but is turned away. The following day, Mary is buried in a local cemetery on Long Island overlooking Manhattan and Peter visits her grave site. The gravediggers (Perry Pirkanen and Michael Gaunt) leave Mary's half-covered coffin at the end of their work shift and leave. As Peter begins to leave, he hears muffled screams. Using a pickaxe, he frees Mary from her premature burial, the pickaxe coming dangerously close to her head as it smashes through the casket lid.
Contraband
Contraband (1980)
, 1h37
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Fabio Testi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Guido Alberti, Venantino Venantini, Saverio Marconi, Luciano Rossi
Roles Old Boss (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.2468453.2468453.2468453.2468453.246845
Luca Di Angelo (Fabio Testi) is a smuggler, one member of an organized team trafficking cigarettes and booze up and down the coast off Naples, Italy. After a run-in with the police in which the smugglers manage to get away by faking a boat explosion resulting in the police motorboats responding to the false emergency allowing the smugglers to get away, Luca and his brother Mickey suspect Scherino (Ferdinand Murolo), the head of a rival gang of smugglers, of passing on their actives. Lucia and Mickey take their accusations to their boss Perlante (Saverio Marconi) a sleazy playboy withy numerous Mafia connections, who agrees to look into it. After a nighttime fire at Mickey's racing stables kills a valued racehorse, he and Luca drive over to inspect the damage. But on the way, they are stopped at a fake police roadblock where the assassins dressed as policemen trick Mickey into getting out of the car and machine-gun him to death over and over again (a homage to Sonny Corelone's death scene in The Godfather), while Luca barely escapes injury by hiding on the floor of the car.
Zombie Flesh Eaters, 1h29
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Origin Italie
Genres Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver, Olga Karlatos, Franco Fantasia
Roles Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.39843.39843.39843.39843.3984
Investigating an abandoned boat in a New York harbour, a patrolman is killed by a zombie before his partner chases it overboard; the dead patrolman's body is taken to the morgue. Anne Bowles (Tisa Farrow) is questioned by police, as the boat belonged to her father. She claims he is conducting research on Matul, a Caribbean island. A newspaper reporter, Peter West (Ian McCulloch), is investigating the story; he and Bowles learn that Bowles' father is suffering from a strange illness on the island. They hire a boat and two guides—Brian Hull (Al Cliver) and his wife Susan Barrett (Auretta Gay)—to reach Matul.