Posts Tagged ‘Italian Week’

A Beautiful Fulci-Inspired Painting By Courtney Wyant…You Want It?!

A Beautiful Fulci-Inspired Painting By Courtney Wyant…You Want It?!

Win a beautiful Courtney Wyant original painting, courtesy of his blood, sweat, and maggots…




An Italian Disasterpiece: Hell of the Living Dead

An Italian Disasterpiece: Hell of the Living Dead

Tweet While some are swooning over Argento’s visual design, Bava’s atmospheric giallos, and Fulci’s colorful gore during Italian Week, I’ve decided to share some laughter over one of the epic failures of Italian horror. Whatever name you call it — Virus, Hell of the Living Dead, Night of the Zombies, Zombie Creeping Flesh, Zombies of […]




Video Nasties: House By The Cemetery (1981)

Video Nasties: House By The Cemetery (1981)

Tweet   I’ve often equated watching the best of Lucio Fulci’s horror films with being buried alive in a cemetery after dark. They’re that hopeless, that claustrophobic, that suffocating. They’re fiercely nihilistic and overwhelmingly nightmarish. And, best of all, they positively reek of rot. The stench of decay and deterioration practically wafts right through the […]




The Last Shark (1980) – Jaws Ripoff Extraordaire

The Last Shark (1980) – Jaws Ripoff Extraordaire

Is it possible that Italian Week and Shark Week are one in the same?




Per… Un Mondo di Cristallo: Italian Prog Rock of the early 70’s

Per… Un Mondo di Cristallo: Italian Prog Rock of the early 70’s

Tweet I’m a music geek that has no issues watching grainy footage of a foreign screen ingénue casually vomit lamb entrails while bleeding from thousand-yard-stare eyeballs, but if given the choice, I’d rather be in my room with my stereo, music collection and guitars obsessing over liner notes for a Mountain reissue. Horror cinema really […]




Joel Robinson Takes Part in Italian Week…And You Benefit From It!

Joel Robinson Takes Part in Italian Week…And You Benefit From It!

The second of three giveaways for Italian Week at The Blood Sprayer…and it’s a scorcher!!!




Facing Fear: A Look at Michael Soavi’s Stage Fright

Facing Fear: A Look at Michael Soavi’s Stage Fright

When I found out that we were doing a 2nd Italian Horror Week here at The Blood Sprayer, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about at first. Last year, I wrote an article on Lamberto Bava’s Demons since I consider it to be my favorite Italian horror film. It wasn’t until Michael Soavi’s Stage Fright […]




The Devil Is A Redhead: A Loving & Lusting Tribute To Erika Blanc

The Devil Is A Redhead: A Loving & Lusting Tribute To Erika Blanc

Tweet The first time I saw The Devil’s Nightmare, a co-production between Italy and, curiously enough, Belgium (typically known more for waffles than Satanic schlock) which was released in the early 1970’s, I was captivated. Equal parts gothic and sleazy, the film remains an underrated classic of torrid Eurotrash terror, often overlooked due its inclusion […]




Italian Week+Fright Rags=AWESOME GIVEAWAYS!!!

Italian Week+Fright Rags=AWESOME GIVEAWAYS!!!

You know what’s cooler than Italian Week at The Blood Sprayer? Getting free Italian horror shirts, courtesy of Fright Rags, during Italian Week…THAT’S what is!!!




The Italian Underdog: A Mario Bava Overview

The Italian Underdog: A Mario Bava Overview

Tweet Let me first talk about why I use the term “underdog” in describing a rather prolific and respected Italian-horror director, because many of you might already be saying, “Hey, Mario is not underrated! How can you make a bold claim such as that?” Well, I did and I have my reasons. When a critic […]