During my initiation into my first Italian Week a few years ago on another site I was introduced to the writing of a very talented wordsmith who has become a wonderful friend to me. Christine Hadden's glorious blog, Fascination with Fea,r is a smooth, intelligent look at our beloved genre. Well thought out analysis of classics and new films alike. I admire her opinions and listen to her written word for guidance. But today... we're on two very different sides of the same coin.
HERE. I still wish I could find more stills of the images I had in my head to use for this entry, but maybe the absolute instense images should be reserved for the sequel (when Lenzi faces off against Deodato?)Here's one of my favorite Sunday Bloody Sunday editions from FWF.
Why am I telling you this beyond being in love with this concept and with her site? The Fascination with Fear and Dr. Terror's Blog of Horrors have teamed up in a special Italian Horror Week spectacular. We're going to do battle using nothing but images. Think of this as if it were a comic book crossover between two separate books where the stories continues. In the FWF corner will be none other than the great Dario Argento. Christine will be selecting fifteen images to support her cause for vicious supremacy over my knight in shining leather (Italian leather), Lucio Fulci. I will choose my own fifteen images with which to do battle. Think of this as some strange edition of Pokemon. I choose you Lucio! This won't be the first time that I've pit these two vicious opponents against one another. As you may remember I chose my New Year's resolution challenge based on a vote by you, the people. Dario Argento won that battle and I continue to this day to attempt to watch all of the gialli I can get my cotton pickin' hands on.
Check out how bloody Mr. Fulci gets over here and then make sure to stop Fascination with Fear. Leave us comments. Who won? Favorite images of out of both? I tried to choose the best image from each movie as I used each movie only once to give you nice diversity. In hindsight we should have wagered on this. Winner buys the Peroni.
Sunday Bloody Sunday starts... NOW!
the black cat
house by the cemetery
a cat in the brain
city of the living dead
don't torture a duckling
house of clocks
a lizard in a woman's skin
new york ripper
touch of death
zombie flesh eaters
Just a note that Christine Hadden will be contributing to Italian Horror Week with a full piece on The Beyond a little later today. Make sure to visit her site and see her non-Italian offerings.