Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989 by Roberto Curti (USA)

Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989 by Roberto Curti p01

About the book: The Italian Gothic horror genre underwent many changes in the 1980s, with masters such as Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda dying or retiring and young filmmakers such as Lamberto Bava (Macabro, Demons) and Michele Soavi (The Church) surfacing.Horror films proved commercially successful in the first half of the decade thanks to Dario Argento (both as director and producer) and Lucio Fulci, but the rise of made-for-TV products has resulted in the gradual disappearance of genre products from the big screen.This book examines all the Italian Gothic films of the 1980s. It includes previously unpublished trivia and production data taken from official archive papers, original scripts and interviews with filmmakers, actors and scriptwriters. The entries include a complete cast and crew list, plot summary, production history and analysis. Two appendices list direct-to-video releases and made-for-TV films.

About the author: Roberto Curti is an Italian film historian and a contributor to periodicals and to books published in Italy, Great Britain and Spain as well as the United States. He lives in Cortona, Italy.

Details: softcover (7 x 10), 232 pages, 40 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index – Copyright Date: 2019 – Imprint: McFarland.

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