Sunday, May 3, 2015

Episode 64 - Fulci's Follies


We couldn't keep ourselves away from legendary Italian director Lucio Fulci. A favorite of ours ( for some reason ), the man has made some very influential films throughout his career. We talk about two of them on this show. Both films are part of his "Gates to Hell" trilogy, which started with 1980's City of the Living Dead ( also known as "The Gates of Hell" ).  We start the show with what many believe to be his masterpiece, 1981's The Beyond.  Telling the tale of a mysterious hotel in swampy Louisiana, it boggles the mind. A mix of brilliance and a parade of WTF moments, we found ourselves asking "WHY?" again and again. We follow that up with the final chapter in the trilogy, also from 1981, The House By The Cemetery.  It also features a mysterious building, with something sinister going on in the basement.  Claiming to be inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, there are few of his trademark elements in the movie. It is not quite as full of the WTF moments, but it is also more mundane than The Beyond.  We hash it out and spend some time at the end of the show talking about what we are going to cover next. Please send us your thoughts and suggestions via email to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com or leave us a message on our Facebook page.



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