Favorite Golden Era Fulci

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What is your favorite Golden Era Fulci?

Poll closed Mar 21, 2008.
  1. Zombie

    32 vote(s)
    29.1%
  2. City of the Living Dead

    21 vote(s)
    19.1%
  3. The Black Cat

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. The Beyond

    35 vote(s)
    31.8%
  5. House by the Cemetery

    11 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. New York Ripper

    9 vote(s)
    8.2%
  7. Manhattan Baby

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    In light of Jeremy's awesome review for NEW YORK RIPPER, let's look back on Lucio Fulci. Not Lucio Fulci the talented artisan of all genres, but Fulci, the man who brought depraved gorefest after depraved gorefest from ZOMBIE to MANHATTAN BABY. It was a prolific and immensely lucid period for the man, and while he had some classics afterward, mainly CONQUEST, let's look at the bulk of the movies he'll really be remembered for. Before we get any hate, I'll start by saying that all his early gialli dominate, but that's for another thread. Let's focus on the 1979-1982 stuff.
     
  2. Matt89

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    I dunno why but House by the Cemetery. I like the atmosphere the film has. Maybe that's it? LOL. But yeah, definitely House by the Cemetery.

    ~Matt
     
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    Fulci's flicks are bizarre in that they're not even really good films, but the atmosphere is just horrific. It's so strange that even with all the plot holes, bad acting, bad dialogue, etc., they're still very enjoyable and worth watching.

    For that, I'm gonna say The Beyond, just because it nails that "off" feeling more than the others.
     
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    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    City of the Living Dead. Fantastic gore and Giovanni Lombardo Radice. Always a winning combination.
     
  5. rhett

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    Ann? Mommy says you're not dead. Is that true?
     
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    Im really surprised that Zombie isnt leading the pack.I myself love Zombie but my second favorite movie is City of the living dead.I can give or take Dont torture a duckling.The Beyond is a great movie, so is House by the cemetery and I need to watch The NY ripper again.




    Sean
     
  7. DrHerbertWest

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    The Beyond always and forever. I enjoy all of the above.
     
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    For me, it's a tie between The Beyond and City. Gave the edge to City. I love the vibe of the flick so much.

    Love them all though for different reasons though.
     
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  9. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    ZOMBIE was the first I saw (September 1981, downtown theater triple feature, scratched print - doesn't get any better than that). It remains my favorite. :)

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    I went with Zombie, I can watch that movie over and over again. The Beyond is a close second though. But, in all fairness I never saw Manhattan Baby.
     
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    Hahaha BLOOD BEACH! Two of the greatest taglines ever came from that movie:

    "The five people believed to have drowned here never even made it past the sand!"

    And....wait for it....wait for it....

    "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water - you can't get to it." :lol:

    Hahaha, awesome shit.

    ~Matt
     
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    I'll go with THE BEYOND,edging out ZOMBIE.While ZOMBIE is great and is pacier,THE BEYOND has this strange ''something'' about it that I love.It's got an odd mood and a creepy local,plus the music fits it just right.Also,I always enjoyed Warbeck (Rest In Peace) and McCall.
     
  14. ZoSo

    ZoSo The Fucking King

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    CotLD for me, with The Beyond & Zombie tied for 2nd.
     
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    I definitely prefer "old" Fulci to "golden era" Fulci. Duckling is my favorite, and I recently saw The Psychic and dug that a LOT.

    My favorite in this list is City of the Living Dead, as I feel it has a more consistant tone than the rather rambling Beyond. Zombie is up there too, although I seem to be in the minority that finds zombie vs. shark to be among the dumbest things ever put on screen.
    House by the Cemetery I just can't get into. That one's a stinker.
     
  16. Matt89

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    Yeah, count me in.

    Am I the only one who found Zombie to be a bit, well...slow? (no pun intended.)

    ~Matt
     
  17. rhett

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    Aw, I love the zombie versus shark bit. Nothing spells the apocalypse more than when the undead takes out the top of the food chain.
     
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    Tough choice between Zombi and The Beyond. Zombi is a perfect litle horror film. I love the windswept scenes of flea-bitten dogs moving down the street while zombies saunter along like hungover teens from hell. The gore is good, and the punch line at the end terrific. It has the shark, and that unbelievable THUD THUD soundtrack which to genre fans is an recognizable as the Jaws theme.

    The Beyond has all that mad twisted logic thrown up in all places. Even stupid errors such as the bullet loading scene in the elevator only adds to the overall weirdness and time-spacial liberties. The apolocalyptic climax is unbelievable, as is the bridge scene (which gave us as a by-product as great promotional shot of Fulci himself). It's also were Fulci finally broke the abilities of his FX people to work on zero budget.... notice no-one else used pipe-clesner spiders after this experiment. :D

    Yet the schoolgirl in the mortuary scene is wonderful, with the foaming red blood speading across the floor like storm clouds quickly blotting out the sun. So many good moments.

    Those two are equal, but if I've got to click one it's The Beyond. There's no real justification of chosing one over the other though.
     
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    City of the Living Dead (Gates of Hell).
     
  20. rhett

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    Yeah, I never liked how it's been dubbed CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD here on DVD. GATES OF HELL is a much more suggestive, not to mention original, title.
     

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