Lucio Fulci (also known as The Godfather of Gore, along with Herschell Gordon Lewis) was an Italian film director, screenwriter and actor. He is best known for his gialli and spaghetti westerns.

Fulci had a Catholic upbringing and referred to himself as a Catholic.. Despite this, some of his movies have been viewed as severely anti-Catholic. His features released from 1979 through 1983 were described by some critics as being among the most violent and gory films ever made. (x)

Films featured : A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971), Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972), Zombi 2 (1979), City of the Living Dead (1980), The House by the Cemetery (1981), The Beyond (1981), The New York Ripper (1982), A Cat in the Brain (1990) 



People say that my interest in gore began because I was a combat photographer back in Vietnam. I saw horrible shit, but it wasn’t my interest in gore, it was my interest in makeup. Vietnam was like a lesson in anatomy where I got the gore right. The blood had to be the perfect colour, the next day it turns brown; I learned a lot. That’s where I got my reputation for realism because of what I saw in Vietnam. But I think it was just my interest in makeup that led to me being called the King of Splatter. - Tom Savini

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