Internet funding is obviously here to stay, so with so many projects to choose from nowadays we can be forgiven for being picky. However, when a project features a host of legendary talents from Italian cinema, one can’t help but take notice. THE BOOK promises to bring together a slew of greats to create a horror anthology to die for!
The mouth-watering list of directors confirmed for the twelve segments of the film are:
Lamberto Bava (DEMONS)
Ruggero Deodato (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST)
Luigi Cozzi (CONTAMINATION)
Umberto Lenzi (CANNIBAL FEROX)
Sergio Martino (TORSO)
Antonio Bido (BLOODSTAINED SHADOW)
Enzo G. Castellari (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS)
Alberto De Martino (THE ANTICHRIST)
Aldo Lado (NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS)
Sergio Stivaletti (THE WAX MASK)
Tonino Valerii (MY NAME IS NOBODY)
Edoardo Margheriti (IN THE EYES OF A KILLER and son of CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE director Antonio Margheriti)
The screenplay will be by Dardano Sacchetti (THE BEYOND, DEMONS) and music will be provided by both Goblin and Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin.
If that’s not enough for you to begin handing over your money, here’s their INDIEGOGO pitch:
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.
Following the ambitious extremity of THE PROFANE EXHIBIT, producers DAVID BOND, SERGIO STIVALETTI 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.
Sounds great to us! Head over to their INDIEGOGO page to find out more.
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