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Italian Horror Cinema
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Stefano Baschiera, Russ Hunter
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-28 - Publisher:

In its heyday from the late 1950s until the early 1980s Italian horror cinema was characterised by an excess of gore, violence and often incoherent plot-lines. Films about zombies, cannibals and psychopathic killers ensured there was no shortage of controversy, and the genre presents a seemingly unpromising nexus of films
Italian Horror Film Directors
Language: un
Pages: 376
Authors: Louis Paul
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-08 - Publisher: McFarland

There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others
Language: un
Pages: 184
Authors: Alexia Kannas
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Traces the giallo mystery/horror genre from its genesis in Italian cinema of the 1960s and 1970s to its contemporary place in the global cult-film canon. Italian giallo films have a peculiar allure. Taking their name from the Italian for “yellow”— reflecting the covers of pulp crime novels—these genre movies were
Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1970Ð1979
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Roberto Curti
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-07 - Publisher: McFarland

Italian Gothic horror films of the 1970s were influenced by the violent giallo movies and adults-only comics of the era, resulting in a graphic approach to the genre. Stories often featured over-the-top violence and nudity and pushed the limits of what could be shown on the screen. The decade marked
La Dolce Morte
Language: un
Pages: 206
Authors: Mikel J. Koven
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-02 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

With the exception of die-hard aficionados of European or Italian horror cinema, most people may not have heard of giallo cinema or have seen many films in this subgenre of horror. Most academic film studies tend to ignore horror cinema in general and the giallo specifically. Critics often deride these