By James Paton
The Italian maestro Lucio Fulci is a well-regarded creative tour de force by horror fans, and whilst his rather extensive oeuvre takes in all manner of genres, he is still oft overlooked by the mainstream, leaving him as, arguably, one of the most underrated director’s in the history of the film industry.
With more than fifty directorial credits to his name and work that takes in musicals, thrillers, comedies, westerns and, yes, horror films, he’s a tough creative force to nail down and this has seemingly worked against him to some extent. Naturally, so has his proclivity for making low budget gore fests, of course, there are more challenging works among his completed projects but these have been criminally ignored in favour of the director’s later output.
As his health declined he immersed himself in work, churning out horror films to distract himself from his deteriorating condition, the work was rushed and frivolous, and yet, hidden even among these seemingly shoddy releases are moments that only Fulci could have created, diamonds in the rough as it were.
There were understandably far too many films within his oeuvre to look at, so here we have attempted to narrow it down to a list of ten of his top films, though sadly this does mean that numerous efforts from the late, great Lucio Fulci have had to be left by the wayside. Of course, that’s why there’s a comments section, so please remember to share your favourite Fulci moments with the community.
10. The House by the Cemetery
A blood-soaked horror movie that packs in some fine cinematography and a largely synth based soundtrack to help bring to life a menagerie of titillation, gruesome death scenes and a rather creative killer that pays reverence to Mary → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema