Paolo Fazzini Directs Italian Horror Documentary   

September 15, 2008 There's a new documentary on the Italian masters of horror. "Hanging Shadws - Perspectives on Italian Horror Cinema," a documentary directed
by the italian filmmaker Paolo Fazzini will be broadcast by the Documentary Channel.

This is apparently a precious document shot and edited with great sensibility in which we can see the most important directors, screenwriters and professionals of the Italian Horror Cinema.

"Italian terror movies, and more generally speaking genre cinema, no longer exist in Italy," said the director Paolo Fazzini, "so I had the feeling that I wanted to put this state of affairs on record. We can think of the documentary as a kind of physical and psychological journey in search of directors, screenwriters and critics, at times filmed at their workplace. With their skill and intuition these directors have been able to transpose
our fears onto screens all over the world."

"Hanging Shadows" will supposedly present an informative historical overview of the giallo genre, exploring its genesis and chronicling the films, directors, and personalities that made up its golden age. Featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava (director and son of Mario Bava), Antonella Fulci (daughter of director Lucio Fulci), Franco Ferrini (co-writer of Sergio Leone's Once upon a time in America and numerous Argento films), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Giannetto De Rossi (make-up
artist on Fulci's films), and many others. "Hanging Shadows" is a study of a group of films and filmmakers that redefined the horror genre and forever changed the way we think of horror films.

The next showtime is 6-7 p.m., September 19 on the Documentary Channel.


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