Directors: Italian Horror films

by felix87 | created - 29 Dec 2012 | updated - 05 Feb 2015 | Public

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1. Mario Bava

Cinematographer | Ecologia del delitto

Italian director Mario Bava was born on July 31, 1914 in the coastal northern Italian town of San Remo. His father, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cinematographer in the early days of the Italian film industry. Bava was trained as a painter, and when he eventually followed his father into film ...

2. Lucio Fulci

Writer | Murderock - Uccide a passo di danza

Lucio Fulci, born in Rome in 1927, remains as controversial in death as he was in life. A gifted craftsman with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of dark humor, Fulci achieved some measure of notoriety for his gore epics of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but respect was long in coming.

Abandoning ...

3. Ruggero Deodato

Director | Deathcember

Ruggero Deodato was born on May 7, 1939, in Potenza, Italy, and grew up outside Rome. One of his close friends at the time was Renzo Rossellini, the son of famed Italian director Roberto Rossellini. Knowing Ruggerio's love for the movies, Renzo persuaded him to work as a second unit director on ...

4. Pupi Avati

Writer | Gli amici del bar Margherita

Pupi Avati was born on November 3, 1938 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Giuseppe Avati. He is a writer and director, known for The Friends at the Margherita Cafe (2009), The Story of Boys & Girls (1989) and Giovanna's Father (2008).

5. Dario Argento

Writer | Profondo rosso

Dario Argento was born on September 7, 1940, in Rome, Italy, the first-born son of famed Italian producer Salvatore Argento and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. Argento recalls getting his ideas for filmmaking from his close-knit family from Italian folk tales told by his parents and other ...

6. Michele Soavi

Director | Dellamorte Dellamore

Born in Milan, Italy in 1957, Michele Soavi's parents separated when he was little and he lived with his mother who remarried a painter. Interested in his stepfather's interest in painting, Soavi began an interest in creative arts in his school. During his teenage years, he decided that the cinema ...

7. Federico Zampaglione

Writer | Shadow

Federico Zampaglione was born on June 29, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for Shadow (2009), Tulpa - Perdizioni mortali (2012) and Remember (2014).

8. Joe D'Amato

Director | Ator l'invincibile

Joe D'Amato was born Aristide Massaccesi on December 15, 1936, in Rome, Italy. At age 14 he began working for his father, a chief electrician and later the founder of the company A.C.M. By going to school in the daytime, Massaccesi worked afternoons part-time as a stagehand and stage cameraman ...

9. Umberto Lenzi

Director | Superseven chiama Cairo

Born in Massa Marittima, Italy on August 6, 1931, Umberto Lenzi was a movie enthusiast since his early grade school years. During those years, he founded various film fan clubs while studying law. Lenzi started out as a journalist for various local newspapers and magazines. Lenzi put off his law ...

10. Riccardo Freda

Writer | Caccia all'uomo

Riccardo Freda was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Italian parents. Educated in Milan, he became a sculptor, then a newspaper art critic. He began a career in film in 1937 as a screenwriter and production supervisor. He moved into directing in 1942, beginning a career that lasted some 40 years. ...

11. Sergio Stivaletti

Special_effects | Dellamorte Dellamore

Sergio Stivaletti is most certainly one of the greatest European experts in the field of special effects and make-up to which he has been dedicated for over 20 years. Born in Rome in 1957, he has collaborated during his career with some of the genre's most important Italian directors, like Dario ...

12. Lamberto Bava

Director | Dèmoni

Lamberto Bava was born in Rome, Italy, and was the first of a third generation of Italian filmmakers. His grandfather, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cameraman and optics effects artist during the early days of Italian silent cinema. His father, Mario Bava (1914-1980), was a legendary ...

13. Aldo Lado

Writer | Alibi perfetto

Aldo Lado was born on December 5, 1934 in Fiume, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for Circle of Fear (1992), Il Notturno di Chopin (2013) and The Humanoid (1979).

14. Antonio Margheriti

Director | Il mondo di Yor

Antonio Margheriti was born on September 19, 1930 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983), The Unnaturals (1969) and Duck, You Sucker (1971). He died on November 4, 2002 in Monterosi, Lazio.

15. Antonio Bido

Director | Blue Tornado

Antonio Bido was born on January 8, 1949 in Villa del Conte, Veneto, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Blue Tornado (1991), Bloodstained Shadow (1978) and Barcamenandoci (1984).

16. Bruno Mattei

Director | Terminator II

Born in 1931, Bruno Mattei grew up in Rome, Italy, where his father owned a small film editing studio. At age 20 Bruno started working odd jobs at his father's company as his assistant, then went on to other small spots. He wanted to follow in his father's footsteps as a film editor, and soon found...

17. Antonio Manetti

Director | Ammore e malavita

Antonio Manetti was born on September 16, 1970 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Love and Bullets (2017), Song of Napoli (2013) and The Arrival of Wang (2011).

18. Marco Manetti

Director | Ammore e malavita

Marco Manetti was born on January 15, 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Love and Bullets (2017), Song of Napoli (2013) and The Arrival of Wang (2011).

19. Claudio Fragasso

Writer | Troll 2

Born in Rome. His father gave him a passion for cinema, taking him to Cinecittà as a child. At the age of ten, the British brother-in-law, director of documentaries for the London BBC, gave him a camera in super 8. He began to shoot many films, involving his friends. He does everything by himself, ...

20. Gabriele Albanesi

Producer | Il bosco fuori

Gabriele was born in Rome and started making movies with Video8 Camera when he was sixteen. He was a trainee as an assistant director of filmmakers Antonio Manetti and Marco Manetti and worked on many music videos of famous Italian artists (Alex Britti, Gigi D'Alessio, Max Pezzali). At the same ...

21. Ovidio G. Assonitis

Producer | Tentacoli

Ovidio Assonitis, an independent film producer and businessman with over 35 years experience in the industry, was born to Greek citizens living in Alexandria, Egypt. Assonitis began an extensive distribution network company catering to the Southeast Asia market in the mid-'60s and in a ten-year ...

22. Brunello Rondi

Writer |

Brunello Rondi was born on November 26, 1924 in Tirano, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for (1963), La Dolce Vita (1960) and Il demonio (1963). He died on November 7, 1989 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

23. Ubaldo Ragona

Director | The Last Man on Earth

Brother of cinematographer Claudio Ragona.

24. Damiano Damiani

Writer | Il giorno della civetta

Damiano Damiani was born on July 23, 1922 in Pasiano di Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Mafia (1968), The Reunion (1963) and Confessions of a Police Captain (1971). He died on March 7, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

25. Giorgio Ferroni

Director | Il Leone di Tebe

Giorgio Ferroni was born on April 12, 1908 in Perugia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for The Lion of Thebes (1964), Armonie pucciniane (1938) and Pompei (1936). He was married to Nada Fiorelli. He died on August 17, 1981.

26. Alberto De Martino

Writer | Il gladiatore invincibile

Alberto De Martino was born on June 12, 1929 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Alberto Martino De Martino. He was a writer and director, known for The Invincible Gladiator (1961), The Secret Seven (1963) and The Pumaman (1980). He died on June 2, 2015 in Rome.

28. Gianfranco Giagni

Director | Dante Ferretti: Scenografo italiano

Gianfranco Giagni was born in 1952 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for Dante Ferretti: Scenografo italiano (2010), Valentina (1989) and Nobody's Heart (2000).



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