Horror Films That Are Beyond Terror

Everyone has a certain fear over something or someone. It is a very normal feeling. No matter how strong a person always seems to be, there will always be some things that will scare him or her. Sometimes a fear can be very real and as tangible as the person next to you is, but most experts agree that fear is fed by the mind. The only way for one to triumph over it is to face it yourself, be it as weird as a very uncommon phobia for mirrors also known as spectrophobia.

This inherent fear of fear has made horror films quite productive in the film industry. Nobody can resist the urge to sit down to a good old scare fest, even if you know you will be shouting yourself hoarse from all the macabre scenes. This genre is where Lucio Fulci is well known for, and the book Beyond Terror by Stephen Edward Thrower celebrates the ingenuity that made Fulci one of a kind.

Fulci is well known Italian director, actor, and screenwriter. He is known to fans as the Godfather of the Gore due to his graphic rich films at the pinnacle of his directing success. He is also one of the very few horror directors that has successfully made use of zombies in a horror film that has incited terror from millions of audiences all over the world.

Before he got lost in the mesmerizing world of film making, Fulci was once a medical student during his college years. Later on he realized that he will never be good in the medical field because his heart simply was not in it. So he ventured out to the art world, where he found a job as an art critic, which he has served for quite a while.

When he entered the movie industry, he first ventured into the comedy genre, starting off as a young and eager screenwriter. He inevitably became a director in the same genre, working with famous comedy stars of the day. In fact, he has completed 18 flicks though they did not really earn much nor were they known outside of Italy.

It is still quite a mystery to the fans how he had decided to transfer to the horror department, but it was a very wise decision on his part. He gained much respect from fellow Italians with his controversial film Dont Torture A Duckling. The film itself bravely tackled sensitive issues that earned the tag as anti Catholic, which only heightened its popularity.

Fulci also extensively uses the zombie theme is most of his films. As a matter of fact, he shot to fame on an international level with Zombi 2, the first of many zombie films to come. In most European countries, people were made to believe that the movie was the sequel to another zombie flick that aired before. This amped up the sales and made Fulci a household name.

Most of his films are given an R rating by distributors due to the intense graphic scenes that it features. He has become a master of injury to the eye scenes, wherein the human eyeball is either pierced or pulled out of its socket. When he went into a partnership with another famous Italian screenwriter, Fulci has managed to make the most violent and gory films in the history of movies, which made him the favorite of horror fans until today.

In his book, Stephen E. Thrower plunges into the colorful career of the man that has become an enigma during his life and even more so in his death. The book has a foreword by Antonella Fulci. It has the most complete details about the man that is Lucio Fulci.

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