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Beyond Terror: Films of Lucio Fulci Paperback – 25 Sep 1999

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: FAB Press (25 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952926067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952926061
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,453,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beyond Terror puts most quality presses to shame. Stephen Thrower dissects every aspect of Fulci's work, resulting in a satisfyingly intelligent, eminently readable book that is complemented by some truly great illustrations and a great look. -- Headpress

Beautifully presented, Beyond Terror is just stunning. Thrower's urbane, witty and knowledgeable style captures the very essence of Fulci's work with a rare and zesty perception. Extremely well thought out in terms of display illustrations and genre groupings of Fulci's cinematic history, the stills and poster reproductions will have every Fulci fan slavering. It is clearly an important definitive work by a person who knows what he's talking about and who can put it all across superbly. -- Alan Jones, Shivers

If you're a Fulci fanatic, you'd better grab this hefty volume ASAP. This is a coffee-table book for the true cult-movie deviant. I doubt there will ever be a finer, more insightful book on Fulci's career. -- Shock Cinema

Painstakingly and accurately researched, not to mention lavishly illustrated throughout, this book gives a remarkable insight into Fulci's work. Beyond Terror is the definitive book on the deranged movie genius of Lucio Fulci. Superb stuff. -- Kerrang!

Quite simply the most beautiful book on a horror subject I have ever seen. With its heavy paper stock and generous colour inserts, on looks alone this book sets a very, very high standard for genre filmographies. And genuine dedication, research and attention to detail can be found under these gorgeous trappings. Rush out for a copy as if your very life depended on it. -- David Miller, Shivers

The most visually spectacular, graphically arresting fantasy film book yet published. Thrower makes a persuasive case that Fulci's freakish body of work deserves the scrupulous scrutiny he lovingly bestows upon it. Thrower's text is complemented by an awesome assemblage of illustrations, and extensive filmographies compiled by Julian Grainger will have even the most dedicated list-makers revising their records. Beyond Terror belongs in the library of every self-respecting shock connoisseur. -- Fangoria

This beautifully-illustrated homage to Italy's master of the macabre continues FAB Press' run of superb tributes to freaky cinema. "Violence is Italian art!" claimed Fulci, in a statement Joe Pesci would be proud of, and went on to prove it with The Beyond, Zombie Flesh-Eaters and The New York Ripper. Intensely detailed, with a massive appendix section and a visually awesome assembly of stills, lobby cards and posters, it's a must-have for serious students of cinema and gore-crazed freaks alike. -- Bizarre

This exhaustive, beautifully designed and substantial book is liable to stand as the last word on the man. After the revolution, every director of interest will rate a book as lovingly rendered and definitive as this. -- Empire

This must be the most exquisite book ever written. Beautifully illustrated throughout, each section of Fulci's career is covered in utmost detail. -- Media Scene

This stunning career overview covers Fulci's considerable genre output and his less well-known work as a comedy director. Thrower is an obvious enthusiast, eager to convert non-believers. Mercifully, he's also enough of a realist to admit that not all of Fulci's films are pure gold, which results in a healthy balance of praise and considered criticism. As the back cover points out, the book contains adult material, some of which could shock those unfamiliar with Fulci's work. You have been warned! -- Film Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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I first became aware of the Italian director Lucio Fulci many years ago when I saw a poster for one of his films that was showing at my local cinema. The film was called `City Of The Living Dead' and, although I was too young at the time to see what was then an X Certificate movie, the film poster stuck in my mind.

I managed to pick up a copy of this film on video in the early 1990s along with the three other films that make up Fulci's notorious "Zombie Quartet" - `Zombie Flesh Eaters', `The Beyond' and `The House By The Cemetery'. Unfortunately, these video versions were all heavily cut and so were missing many of their extreme gore scenes. I was not impressed - seeing a Lucio Fulci movie with all the best gore scenes removed is a bit like watching a comedy with all the best jokes taken out or a musical with its best songs missing. I have since managed to obtain uncut versions of these landmark gothic horror films, along with many other Fulci movies.

Fulci was not just a horror movie director of course. Although he is probably best known for his horror films, he also directed comedies, gialli (Italian thrillers usually containing tons of sex and violence), crime-slime movies and spaghetti westerns. This impressive book by Stephen Thrower serves as a bible for any Lucio Fulci fan or any fan of Italian cinema. It gives a fascinating insight into Fulci's long and varied film career and gives in-depth synopses and critiques of all his most significant films (and quite a few insignificant ones). The book is illustrated with loads of fantastic colour and black and white photographs and there is also a complete Fulci filmography. This is an absolutely essential read and is easily one of the best books ever published about any movie director and it is very useful as a reference source for anyone wishing to discover the films of this genius of cinema and build up a collection of his work.
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Format: Paperback
Everything I ever wanted to know about my favourite Italian director. Every film he ever made is covered, every genre he tried and the films running times!! Lots of pictures and the author isn't biased either, if the film wasn't too hot he says!
A fascinating read!
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Lucio Fulci is not the world's greatest director. Hell, he isn't even the worlds greatest horror director - but he sometimes came close . However, he is an important one in the horror genre - and this is the best book that has been, or probably ever will be, written about him. This is, make no bones about it, a very, very good book, and I will freely admit that I admire the amount of research that Thrower has done. No film in Fulci's cannon is so obscure that Thrower cannot find something to write about it, from the lowliest knockabout comedy-cum- Bond rip-off, to the latter splatter fests that Fulci made in the last years of his life. The director's reputation in the horror genre rests on five masterworks that he directed in the late '70s and early '80s - Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Beyond, House by the Cemetery, City of The Living Dead and the still banned New York Ripper . Thrower's chapters on these films are terrific - well researched, deeply convincing as to their merits - even Ripper - and they do the job of convincing the reader to watch these films again. However, Thrower has fallen for Fulci to a dangerous degree. Early on, he insists that Fulci was no hack - alas, his body of work denies that statement . Fulci worked in every genre - comedy, thriller, sexy romantic - horror was but one area he filmed in. Granted, they were - are - great films, but Fulci had no underlying philosophy in his work akin to, say, George Romero.Read more ›
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By A Customer on 22 Jan. 2005
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I own a copy of this very detailed book, signed by the author Stephen Thrower (purchased direct through FAB Press a few years ago). It is a great place for any new Fulci fan to start their research into him and his movies. Well worth a read!
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By A Customer on 30 Jan. 2005
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I was lucky enough to purchase a limited edition hardback copy of this book, signed by the author Stephen Thrower. It's a great place for any new Fulci fans, or fans of Italian Horror cinema in general, to get started.
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