Monday, November 25, 2013

Italian Horror Set for Renaissance with THE BOOK

 
I rarely, if ever, use this blog to help distribute press releases, but when producer David Bond sent me the following one, I could not believe my eyes... Of course, I was all too willing to pitch in and lend my support! Read on, and be prepared to lend yours... 


 
ITALIAN MASTERS OF GENRE TO RETURN
AND COLLABORATE ON ‘THE BOOK’

"Rome, the Eternal City, as narrated by the Italian Masters of Horror."

THE BOOK sees the ultimate collaborative Italian horror film unfold before your very eyes.

A one off project of unprecedented scale, THE BOOK brings together, for the very first time, the writers, directors, actors, composers and artists behind the finest Italian genre cinema of the past sixty years. This includes the creative forces behind the Giallo movement, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurocrime and more. Each director will be given the opportunity to showcase their own personal vision of Rome, spread across a dozen episodes. Each segment in this feature film will contain a unique blend of macabre thriller, horror and the fantastic; all delivered with the unique style and method of the director in question.

THE BOOK features 12 individual episodes, each of which is helmed by a master of Italian genre cinema. The following directors are confirmed:


LAMBERTO BAVA (SHOCK, MACABRE, DEMONS 1 & 2, BODY PUZZLE, GHOST SON)

ANTONIO BIDO (BLOODSTAINED SHADOW, CAT WITH THE JADE EYES, BLUE TORNADO)

ENZO G. CASTELLARI (COLD EYES OF FEAR, THE HOUSE BY THE EDGE OF THE LAKE, THE LAST SHARK, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS)

LUIGI COZZI (THE KILLER MUST KILL AGAIN, CONTAMINATION, STARCRASH, THE BLACK CAT, PAGANINI HORROR)

ALBERTO DE MARTINO (THE BLANCHEVILLE MONSTER, THE ANTICHRIST, SCENES FROM A MURDER, HOLOCAUST 2000)

RUGGERO DEODATO (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, LAST CANNIBAL WORLD, CUT AND RUN)

ALDO LADO (NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS, SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS)

UMBERTO LENZI (NIGHTMARE CITY, SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHIDS, THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER, EATEN ALIVE, GHOST HOUSE, CANNIBAL FEROX)

EDOARDO MARGHERITI (IN THE EYES OF A KILLER, SIX STEPS INTO GIALLO, BLACK COBRA)

SERGIO MARTINO (TORSO, ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH, MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD, THE CASE OF THE SCORPION’S TAIL, YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY)

SERGIO STIVALETTI (THE THREE FACES OF TERROR, THE PROFANE EXHIBIT, THE WAX MASK)

TONINO VALERII (writer of TERROR IN THE CRYPT and THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH, director of MY DEAR KILLER and MY NAME IS NOBODY)

The screenplay will be provided by DARDANO SACCHETTI (THE BEYOND, DEMONS, MANHATTAN BABY), with exclusive poster art by ENZO SCIOTTI (THE BEYOND, PHENOMENA, NON VIOLENTATE JENNIFER (I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE), THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, DEMONS, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD).

Featuring a brand new score by GOBLIN and CLAUDIO SIMONETTI’S GOBLIN. With more participants to be announced……….

Following the ambitious extremity of THE PROFANE EXHIBIT, producers DAVID BOND and MANDA MANUEL present: THE BOOK. Assembling the finest living Italian filmmakers, the project intends to provide these elite creative forces a platform with which they can showcase the dexterity and innovation which brought them initial acclaim. Free of studio constraints, THE BOOK will be Italian genre at its most raw and basic form, with the impetus placed upon recapturing the magic which resonates with so many fans the world over.

An INDIEGOGO project, designed to generate the start-up funding for THE BOOK, is now up and running. Tired of the standardized trinkets that are usually offered as part of these funding schemes, the producers of THE BOOK have gone to great lengths to ensure that genuinely exclusive and one-of-a-kind bonuses have been offered.What is currently listed is only the beginning of what will be unveiled along the way. To ensure that people are paying attention to the project, there will be sporadic offers posted throughout the 90 day campaign. This will benefit all collectors, fans and true enthusiasts of Italian genre cinema. Included in the delights on offer are:

Signed, rare VHS tapes of classic Giallo, Video Nasties and Horrors from the directors involved, plus options for personalization.
Original cinema posters (some of which are 30 -40 years old), signed by the directors, plus options for personalization.
A private SFX workshop with SERGIO STIVALETTI (Rome / LA)
Exclusive access to the filmmakers. Festival screenings. Wrap party invites. Set visits and much more.

This is a very rare opportunity to become part of the Italian film history.

For more info visit: The INDIEGOGO PAGE: igg.me/at/thebook 
TWITTER https://twitter.com/THE_BOOK_ITALY (@THE_BOOK_ITALY)
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/THEBOOKITALIANANTHOLOGY
INSTAGRAM THE_BOOK_ITALY

For further information, interview opportunities, official stills and more, please contact: themastersreturn@gmail.com

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