Lucio Fulci

aka "Godfather of Gore"

Born 17 June 1927

Time of death: 13 March 1996 (diabetes-related)


During his life, Fulci directed all kinds of movies, from comedies, musicals, westerns, family adventures and of course the gory horror movies that he's most known for. Lucio Fulci started his career as a screenwriter and assistant director before he directed his first movie (a comedy): "The Thieves" (1959). He didn't make his first horror/giallo movie until 1971 when he did "A Lizard in a Woman's Skin" aka. "Schizoid" and "Don't torture a duckling" (1972). These two became very controversial because of the graphic violence and Fulci's portraial of catholosism. After that he made some more comedies, a few westerns , including "Four of the Apocalypse" (1975) and another horror called "Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes" (1977). His international breakthrough came with his zombie/gore movie: "Zombie" (1979) aka. "Zombie Flesh-Eaters". In the next few years, he continued making lots of gore movies, giving him the unofficial title "Godfather of Gore", these being some of the most popular and well known: "City of the Living Dead" (1980), "The Black Cat" (1981), "Beyond, The" (1981) and "The New York Ripper" (1982). These years were no doubt the best of his career. After that both his health and the movies started going downhill. Despite that, he managed to come out with some memorable work, like: "Zombie 3" (1988) aka. "Zombie Flesh Eaters 2", TV-movie "The House of Clocks" (1989) and "A Cat In the Brain" (1990). His last movie was "Voices from Beyond" (1994). Lucio Fulci passed away in March 1996.

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Below is the list of some of the movies Lucio Fulci directed during his career.
(All movies not listed, only the most known and a few other. For a complete list, visit IMDB) I've usually chosen to use the English titles as "main" titles on the movies.

Nr Year Title

Screenshots Link
1 1959

Thieves, The
aka Ladri, I
aka Contrabando en Nápoles

2 1959

Jukebox Kids, The
aka Ragazzi del Juke-Box

3 1966 How We Robbed the Bank of Italy
aka Come svaligiammo la banca d'Italia

4 1966

Brute and the Beast, The
aka Tempo di massacro
aka Colt Concert
aka Massacre Time

5 1967

Operation St. Peter's
aka Operazione San Pietro

6 1969

One on Top of the Other
aka Una sull'altra

7 1969

Conspiracy of Torture, The
aka Beatrice Cenci

8 1969 Bullet for Sandoval, A
aka Desesperados, Los
aka Desperate Men
aka Vengeance Is Mine

Screenshots IMDB
9 1971 Lizard in a Woman's Skin, A
aka Lucertola con la pelle di donna, Una
aka Carole
aka Schizoid

10 1972

Senator Likes Women
aka All'onorevole piacciono le donne
aka Eroticist, The

11 1972

Don't Torture a Duckling
aka Non si sevizia un paperino
aka Don't Torture Donald Duck
aka Fanatismo

12 1973

White Fang
aka Zanna Bianca

13 1974

Return of White Fang, The
aka Ritorno di Zanna Bianca, Il
aka Challenge to White Fang

14 1975

Four of the Apocalypse
aka Quattro dell'apocalisse, I
aka Four Gunmen of the Apocalypse
aka Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Screenshots IMDB
15 1975 Young Dracula
aka Dracula in the Provinces

16 1976

My Sister in Law
aka Pretora, La

17 1977

Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes
aka 7 note in nero
aka Seven Notes in Black
aka Psychic, The

18 1978

Man in the Silver Saddle, The
aka Sella d'argento
aka Silver Saddle
aka They Died with Their Boots On

19 1979

aka Zombi 2
aka Island of the Flesh-Eaters
aka Island of the Living Dead
aka Zombie 2: The Dead Are Among Us
aka Zombie Flesh-Eaters

Screenshots IMDB
20 1980

Smuggler, The
aka Luca il contrabbandiere
aka Contraband
aka Luca the Smuggler
aka Naples Connections, The

21 1980

City of the Living Dead
aka Paura nella città dei morti viventi
aka Fear in the City of the Living Dead
aka Fear, The
aka Gates of Hell, The
aka Pater Thomas
aka Twilight of the Dead

22 1981

Black Cat, The
aka Gatto nero, Il

23 1981

Beyond, The
aka E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilà
aka And You Will Live in Terror: The Afterlife
aka Seven Doors of Death

24 1981

House by the Cemetery, The
aka Quella villa accanto al cimitero
aka House Outside the Cemetery, The
aka Zombie Hell House

25 1982

New York Ripper, The
aka Squartatore di New York, Lo
aka Psycho Ripper
aka Ripper, The

Screenshots IMDB
26 1982

Manhattan Baby
aka Evil Eye
aka Eye of the Evil Dead
aka Malocchio, Il
aka Possessed, The

27 1983

aka Conquista, La

Screenshots IMDB
28 1984

Fighting Centurions
aka Guerrieri dell'anno 2072, I
aka New Gladiators, The
aka Rome, 2072 A.D.
aka Warriors of the Year 2072

29 1984

Demon Is Loose, The
aka Murderock - uccide a passo di danza
aka Giallo a disco
aka Murder Rock - Dancing Death
aka Slashdance

30 1986

Divine Obsession
aka Miele del diavolo, Il
aka Dangerous Obsession
aka Devil's Honey

31 1987


32 1988

Zombi 3
aka Zombie Flesh Eaters 2

33 1988

Touch of Death
aka Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio
aka When Alice Broke the Mirror

34 1988

Sodoma's Ghost
aka Fantasma di Sodoma, Il
aka Ghosts of Sodom, The

35 1989

Sweet House of Horrors, The
aka Dolce casa degli orrori, La

Screenshots IMDB
36 1989

House of Clocks, The
aka Casa del tempo, La

Screenshots IMDB
37 1990

Cat In the Brain, A
aka Gatto nel cervello, Un
aka Nightmare Concert

38 1990

aka Liza

39 1990

Hansel e Gretel (Uncredited)

40 1991

Voices from Beyond
aka Voci dal profondo
aka Voices from the Deep

41 1991

Door to Silence
aka Door Into Silence
aka Doors to Silence, The
aka Porte del silenzio, Le


Fulci with Mario Bava

Other Lucio Fulci resources:

IMDB - (Biograpy, Filmography, ++)
DVD Aficionado - (list of released Fulci DVD's)