Lucio Fulci has contributed to many great Italian movies and directed films across all genres, Western, Giallo, Horror, Futuristic, Comedy but quite often never got the credit he deserved and many critics who didn’t really know about the full spectrum of his work labeled him a horror hack.
He has made a couple of excellent Spaghetti westerns, MASSACRE TIME and FOUR OF THE APOCALYPsE (even SILVER SADDLE is enjoyable for a later entry) and Giallos, LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN, DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING, MURDER TO THE TUNE OF SEVEN BLACK NOTES, and not forgetting the Italian horror classics of the late 70’s/Early 80’s.
Unfortunately he only made one crime film but what a crime film it is, the superb SMUGGLER (CONTRABAND) WITH Fabio Testi.
I met him in 1994 and even though his English was quite poor he was a very loveable character and it doesn’t seem that he has been gone for over 10 years now.
Lucio Fulci R.I.P.
What do you think of his movies?