Fulci

Halloween Movie Nights Part II

I managed to watch a couple more Halloween themed films this weekend. This included another Fulci film,  A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, which I rank as his best along side The Beyond. Unlike most of his other work, this one is tightly plotted and suspenseful. It features a bunch of deranged hippies, surreal dream sequences, a fantastic Morricone score and a compelling performance by David Horowitz of TV's Fight Back:

Crimefighting David Horowitz

I got the entire family to watch the "Drop of Water" segment from Black Sabbath. This is Mario Bava at his best with loads of colored lights, sets that look like renaissance paintings and a super creepy corpse. I like the rest of the film too, but the slow pacing probably wouldn't have kept the attention of the crowd that evening.

Images from Lucio Fulci's Conquest

Lucio Fulci's Conquest - Laser Arrow
The faceless LASER-bowman who threatens Ocron in her writhing sleep.

Lucio Fulci's Conquest
That symbol on my head means I have no friends, only enemies... and the friends you will meet in the next reel.

Lucio Fulci's Conquest
Random innocent killed so our heroes can steal his food.

Lucio Fulci's Conquest
The movie appears to have been filmed in smoke-o-vision.

Lucio Fulci's Conquest
Okay, I have to admit these cobwebbed zombie ghouls are pretty cool. Read my micro-review of the film.