Only a few months after the announcement of a brand new documentary concerning the controversial Italian film Cannibal Holocaust, (more information can be found here), we have learned of a new forthcoming documentary celebrating the film work of Cannibal Holocaust director Ruggero Deodato!
The Italian born Deodato has been a staple in the film world for well over five decades, beginning as an assistant director to greats like Roberto Russellini and Sergio Corbucci on spaghetti Westerns like the 1966 Django. His solo directorial debut was in 1968 with Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankhamen. The forthcoming documentary sets to give a sweeping account the iconic director’s filmography, as well as providing some autobiographical detail.
As of this writing there has not been a release date announced, but we do have a fun poster and accompanying trailer to get excited about.
Ah now for the one thing everyone loathes...writing about themselves!
Well for starters, my name is Chuck, and I am a south Jersey transplant living in Amish country. I’ve been a horror fan since 5th grade, about 16 years ago. My horror fandom started when I got my hands on a copy of Jay Anson’s novel The Amityville Horror. The book terrified me, and I knew I just had to watch the movie. An older cousin of mine had a copy of it, and that was the genesis of my obsession with the genre.
Over the years I have expressed my horror fandom in many ways. Since about 2005 I have been regularly attending horror conventions. These have been great ways to amass collectibles, movies, and to meet some of my favorite celebrities. My best friend Mike and I used to run our own horror blog years ago, and we also dabbled in script writing. I am looking forward to going back to writing about horror, something I’ve always loved.
When I’m not working (I work at PNC Bank), my non-horror interests are studying theology and economics, watching Japanese tokusatsu, and doing play-by-play commentary for professional wrestling. I’m also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and singing in a Barbershop quartet. Oh, and I’m probably the biggest fan of the Golden Girls you’ll ever meet.
My top 5 horror flicks (definitely subject to change):
1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
2. Basket Case (1982)
3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
4. The Beyond (1981)
5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)