For a complete filmography go to the IMDB
Born: June 17, 1927, Rome, Italy
A journeyman whose pedigree includied comedies, Westerns and musicals, Fulci directed ZOMBIE, an unauthorised sequel to George Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978). With its flamboyant imagery (including a stunningly choreographed eye-gouging) and stirring score, ZOMBIE brought sudden acclaim and new career to Fulci as a major director of horror films. It was not his first in the field: he had made the animal themed gialli A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN and DON'T TORTURE THE DUCKLING, the parodic DRACULA IN THE PROVINCES and the Edgar Allan Poe inspired THE PSYCHIC
ZOMBIE was followed by three other zombie films that compose a loose tetralogy: the gaudily violent CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD; THE BEYOND, his finest achievement in horror cinema; and THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETARY, a revision of Kubrick's THE SHINING (1980). He explored other themes in another Poe project, THE BLACK CAT, and MANHATTAN BABY and pushed his penchant for violence into the sordid sex of THE NEW YORK RIPPER. After the stylish sword-and-sorcery adventure CONQUEST and a generic futuristic actioner, I GUERRIERI DELL'ANNO 2072, Fulci turned away from the zombies and violence that had reitalised his career with the FLASHDANCE inspired GIALLO MURDEROCK UCCIDE A PASSO DI DANZA, the psychological thriller THE DEVIL'S HONEY and AENIGMA.
With his health failing, his planned return to his beloved zombies in ZOMBIE 3 was compromised, as bruno Mattei replaced him during production. In the post-modern self-critique NIGHTMARE CONCERT, Fulci plays himself, wondering whether his obsession with horror is a mental illness that has led him to murder. His final films, sparsely budgeted and distributed, are a testament to his continued devotion to the cinema of fear. In 1995 Fulci began work on WAX MASK, a substantially budgeted movie produced by Dario Argento; he died just days before principal photography was to begin on March 13, 1996; the project was continued by Sergio Stivaletti.
- Douglas Winter in BFI Companion to Horror edt. by Kim Newman, 1996
Official Lucio Fulci Website - Great site with 2 interviews, complete filmography, film reviews and photos, screensaver, tribute and link to available DVD's and Videos from Shocking Images.
Lucio Fulci, Godfather of Gore - House of Horrors Page, with many Zombie, Gates of Hell and Beyond photos. Also Videos for sale.
Fangoria - 8 (Zombie), 29 (Gates of Hell), 141 (The Beyond)
Gorezone - 10, Nov 1989
Beyond Terror: Films of Lucio Fulci by Stephen Edward Thrower, 1999. If it is not available at Amazon.co.uk, try www.fabpress.com.
Lucio Fulci: Beyond the Gates by Chas. Balun, 1997
Spaghetti Nightmares by Luca M. Palmerini and Gaetano Mistretta, 1996. Fantasma Books, Key West, Florida
Fantasy Film Memory issue 2.Lucio Fulci, Italy's Gore Master by Pierre Jouis, John-Claude Michel, 1990. Gothic, Paris
Necronomicon Book One, edt by Andy Black, 1996, Creation Books, London
Shock Masters of the Cinema - edt. Loris Curci and Lois Curci, 1996.