A festival that is now in its 22nd edition and every year involves Italian and international productions of the horror and science fiction genre. Since 2000, it has been considered “the” Italian science fiction festival par excellence, with an audience of true fans who usually welcome the beginning of each screening with the traditional shout “photon rays.”
A return to the bloodiest horror movie! More than forty years after the release of the cult movie Anthropophagus by the legendary Joe D’Amato comes the sequel where an adventure turns into the worst nightmare ever. University students are convinced by their teacher to live inside a bunker for 24 hours to acquire information for their atomic theses. A sinister caretaker accompanies them to the fetid improvised dormitory. But during the night two disappear and soon the survivors are sucked into a deadly vortex concocted by the madness of a ferocious anthropophagus who, with unprecedented violence, disfigures and devours them.
And on the director Dario Germani tells:
As a DoP, he is credited in almost 60 films. As a director, he debuted in 2016 with Quel venerdì 30 dicembre(2016). He then directed Ninna Nanna (2017), Lettera H (2019) and Paradosso contraddittorio (2021). In 2022, alongside Antropophagus II, he shot The Slaughter – La mattanza. He is currently in post-production with The Long Night of the Dead and Do Ut Des.
It was a very successful screening, with several minutes of applause in the hall in the presence of Pierpaolo Marcelli, head of Flat Parioli.
Then Pierluigi di Lallo and Umberto Smaila were awarded Best Director and Best Soundtrack, respectively, at the Fara Film Festival.
A film that was deeply rooted in the territory of Abruzzo, recounting the disrupted lives of an extended family in a small Abruzzo village during the period of the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The mayor of Rapino, the Abruzzo village where the film was shot, awarded honorary citizenship to Pierluigi di Lallo, motivating it with these words:
Rapino was fortunate to meet a director, Pierluigi di Lallo, of a special sensitivity and perspective, connected to his territory and able to tell all the souls of this story in the film Troppa Famiglia.
At the end of October another great success: Too Much Family was again awarded at the Castelli Romani Film Festival, with the awards for Best Actor to Antonello Fassari and Special Critics’ Jury Award for Supporting Actress to Alessia Fabiani.
The well-deserved success of a film that was able to portray the collective upheaval of the uncertainty brought by Covid-19 through the eyes of the members of a family shattered by events. The family will have to recover through a process of change that harmony never found, which is revealed at the beginning in all its fragility.
“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.