Italian

The New York Ripper – Italy, 1982

The New York Ripper – original title: Lo squartatore di New York – is a 1982 Italian giallo horror feature film directed by Lucio Fulci (A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin; Zombie Flesh Eaters; City of the Living Dead; et al) from a screenplay co-written with Gianfranco Clerici, Vincenzo Mannino and Dardano… Read More ›

Shocking Dark – Italy, 1989

Shocking Dark is a 1989 Italian science-fiction film directed by Bruno Mattei (Snuff Trap; Rats: Night of Terror; The Other Hell; et al)from a screenplay by Claudio Fragasso (Troll 2). Produced by Franco Gaudenzi, the movie stars Christopher Ahrens, Haven Tyler, and Geretta Geretta…. Read More ›

House of Ravens – Italy, 2014

‘Darkness lives here’ House of Ravens – original title: P.O.E. Pieces of Eldritch (P.O.E. 3) – is a 2014 Italian horror anthology feature film based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The movie stars Gabriele Arena, Luca Magri, Ettore Nicoletti and Venantino Venantini…. Read More ›

The Killer Nun – Italy, 1978

The Killer Nun – original title: Suor Omicidi (“Sister Homicide”) – is a 1978 Italian nunsploitation/horror feature film directed by Giulio Berruti from a screenplay co-written with Alberto Tarallo. It is also known as Killer Nun and Deadly Habits. The film’s excellent soundtrack score is by Alessandro Alessandroni (Lady Frankenstein;… Read More ›

Nightmare Beach – Italy/USA, 1988

Nightmare Beach – aka Welcome to Spring Break – is a 1988 Italian-American slasher horror feature film directed by Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox; Nightmare City; Eyeball) as Harry Kirkpatrick from a screenplay co-written with Vittorio Rambaldi. The movie stars starring Nicolas de Toth, Sarah… Read More ›

Eyeball – Italy/Spain, 1974

‘A blinding vision of horror.’ Eyeball is a 1974 Italian/Spanish giallo horror thriller feature film directed by Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox; Nightmare City; Knife of Ice; Seven Blood-Stained Orchids) from a screenplay co-written with Félix Tusell. The film’s original Italian title is Gatti rossi… Read More ›

Cannibal Ferox – Italy, 1981

‘Bizarre human sacrifices! The most violent film ever!’ Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italian exploitation horror feature film written and directed by Umberto Lenzi. It can be considered one of the ‘unholy trinity’ of superior Italian cannibal films, alongside Last Cannibal World and Cannibal Holocaust. In the… Read More ›

The Antithesis – Italy, 2018

The Antithesis is a 2018 Italian supernatural horror feature film directed by Francesco Mirabelli from a screenplay co-written with Francesco Basso and Stefano Ricciardi. The movie stars Crisula Stafida, Karolina Cernic and Marina Loi. A young geologist, called by an architect,… Read More ›

The Plan – Italy, 2017

The Plan is a 2017 Italian found footage supernatural horror film directed by Paolo Dematteis from a screenplay by Giulio Ortolani. The P.I.T. production was produced by Christian Valinotti and Debora Bedino; it stars Biancamaria Botta, Giulio Maria Cavallini and Michela Hickox. Five… Read More ›

Suite 313 – UK/Italy, 2017

‘ …try to survive…’ Suite 313 is a 2017 British/Italian first-person horror film written and directed by Aaron Pederis, with additional story concepts by Giulio De Santi (Hotel Inferno and sequel; Taeter City; Adam Chaplin) and Tiziana Machella. The Necrostorm production stars Jade Matthew, Roland Stone,… Read More ›

Madhouse – Italy, 1981

‘Many people visit, few ever leave the…’ Madhouse – aka There Was a Little Girl – is a 1981 Italian horror film produced and directed by Ovidio G. Assonitis (The Visitor; Tentacles; Beyond the Door). It stars Trish Everly, Dennis Robertson, Allison Biggers, and Michael Macrae. The… Read More ›

Panic – Italy/Spain, 1981

‘PRAY it doesn’t happen HERE -‘ Panic – original title: Bakterion– is a 1981 Italian/Spanish science fiction horror film directed by Tonino Ricci (Night of the Sharks; Encounters in the Deep; The Shark’s Cave) [as Anthony Richmond] from a story and screenplay… Read More ›

The Monster of the Opera – Italy, 1961

The Monster of the Opera – original title: Il mostro dell’opera – is a 1961 Italian horror supernatural film directed by Renato Polselli (Black Magic Rites; Mania; Delirium) from a screenplay co-written with Ernesto Gastaldi. It stars Marco Mariani, Giuseppe Addobbati and Barbara Hawards. The film had… Read More ›

Evil Clutch – Italy, 1988

‘The nightmare that grabs you where you least expect it!’ Evil Clutch – original title: Il bosco 1 – is a 1988 Italian supernatural horror film written and directed by Andrea Marfori (Soviet Zombie Invasion). It stars Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, Diego Ribon and Luciano Crovato. The film was picked… Read More ›

Kill, Baby… Kill! – Italy, 1966

Kill, Baby… Kill! – original title: Operazione paura [“Operation Fear”] – is a 1966 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava from a screenplay by Romano Migliorini and Roberto Natale. It is known under many titles including Curse of the Dead and Curse of the Living Dead…. Read More ›

Pino Donaggio – film composer

Giuseppe “Pino” Donaggio (born 24 November 1941) is an Italian musician and film composer. A classically-trained violinist, Donaggio is best known for his collaborations with American director Brian De Palma, scoring films such as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Body Double, and Raising Cain. Born in Burano, Venice, Donaggio began studying violin at the age of… Read More ›

Scarecrowd – Italy/USA, 2015

‘Farm-to-table manslaughter’ Scarecrowd – originally titled The Musk – is a 2015 Italian/American science fiction horror film written and directed by George Nevada (Jack the St. Ripper). The Melting Pictures production stars Fabrizio Occhipinti, Gabrielle Bergère and Antony Ferry. After coming coming into… Read More ›

Cannibal Holocaust – Italy, 1980

‘Eaten alive! The ultimate terror movie…’ Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal film directed by Ruggero Deodato (The Washing Machine; Dial: Help: House on the Edge of the Park) from a story and screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici (The New York Ripper; The Antichrist). It was filmed in… Read More ›

American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice – Italy, 2017

American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice is a 2017 Italian horror feature film directed by Poison Rouge (actress in Phantasmagoria; House of Flesh Mannequins) from a screenplay by Samuel Marolla. Produced by Domiziano Cristopharo and Matteo Cassiano, the movie stars Roberto Scorza and Flora Giannattasio. The special effects… Read More ›

The End? – Italy, 2017

The End? – original title: In un giorno la fine [“In One Day the End”] – is a 2017 Italian horror film written and directed by Daniele Misischia. Produced by the Manetti Bros, directors of Paura 3D (2012), it stars Euridice Axén, Claudio Camilli and Benedetta… Read More ›

The Crimes of the Black Cat – Italy, 1972

The Crimes of the Black Cat – original title: Sette scialli di seta gialla [“7 Shawls of Yellow Silk”] – is a 1972 Italian ‘giallo’ horror thriller directed by Sergio Pastore from a screenplay co-written with Sandro Continenza (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) and Giovanni Simonelli. It stars Anthony Steffen, Sylva… Read More ›

Lilith’s Hell – Italy, 2015

Lilith’s Hell is a 2015 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Vincenzo Petrarolo (TheFollower) from a screenplay by Davide Chiara (Almost Dead; Phantasmagoria; Endless Dark). The film stars Ruggero Deodato (director of Ballad in Blood; The Washing Machine; Cannibal Holocaust), Marcus J. Cotterell… Read More ›