“The Last of Us“, a documentary film that tells the stories that shaped the personal and artistic lives of Sergio Martino and Ruggero Deodato, is now in production. Two directors who have represented Italian genre cinema in the world, earning the esteem of directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, and Tim Burton.
After the success of Luca Guadagnino, awarded at Venice 79 with the Silver Lion for directing for the cannibal love story “Bones and all,” we return to talk about the cannibal movie genre with Ruggero Deodato, the director of the cult “Cannibal Holocaust,” considered by many as the best product of the genre and with ” The Slaughter” a new horror movie that pays homage to cult films such as “Anthropophagus” directed by Joe D’Amato.
Deodato was the first pioneer of cannibal movies. Cannibal Holocaustwas also the first film to use the “fake documentary” technique, that is, the use of scenes filmed through an amateur video camera following the protagonists, a technique that due to its extreme realism was later used for titles ranging from horror to science fiction, including the Cloverfield series of films.
The Last of Us will be presented at Mia Market 2022, in Rome Oct. 11-15, 2022, along with Anthropophagus 2. Variety Distribution will be present with its own booth at Palazzo Barberini and with a virtual booth on the MIA portal.
There are two new films from the direction of Dario Germani, former director of “Anthropophagus 2” the sequel inspired by Joe d’Amato’s cult movie “Anthropophagus.”
Emanuelle in Do ut des is a film selected at MAFDA 2022 in the “Best director” category. Leonardo, the main character, is a successful entrepreneur, but his story will intersect with that of Francesca, a college student and part-time model. Because of her past, the girl refuses all physical contact with Leonardo. When Emanuelle, a writer who is conducting an experiment on sexuality, crosses paths with Leonardo’s life, she will begin a game with Francesca where the boundaries between good and evil will eventually blur together.
In The Slaughter, a group of friends chose a large, isolated building for a night of partying and sex. The building was dedicated to film development and printing, with an extensive stockpile of historical horror films. At one point in the party, a short film is shown in the room that looks like a snuff movie and features a serial killer in a doll mask at work. The boys are amused and impressed, but everything changes when shortly thereafter the same killer begins to appear in the building.
The slaughter, features Antonio Tentori as the author of the subject and screenplay. A true legend of Italian horror, who boasts collaborations with true pillars of the genre, from Lucio Fulci to Dario Argento.