Best to worst of Lucio Fulci

by MrSteveDerry | created - 27 Nov 2011 | updated - 18 Aug 2012 | Public

Truly one of the most under rated directors ever, mainly known for making gory horror films.He was far more diverse than that,making westerns,giallos,thrillers,comedies,action,gangster and adventure films.

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1. The Beyond (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Votes: 18,740 | Gross: $0.12M

Simply Amazing!!! Must watch

2. Zombie 3 (1988)

R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.

Directors: Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei | Stars: Deran Sarafian, Beatrice Ring, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Massimo Vanni

Votes: 4,138

You might be wondering why this of all films is ranked so highly, basically because this film introduced me to the wonders of Italian horror, i watched this when i was a young teenager and must have watched it every day for about a month haha

3. City of the Living Dead (1980)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi

Votes: 14,554

4. The Psychic (1977)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel, Gianni Garko

Votes: 3,740

The best of Fulci's early giallo movies

5. The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 11,568

6. One on Top of the Other (1969)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

After his sickly wife dies suddenly of an asthma attack, an unscrupulous doctor discovers that she has a doppelgänger in the form of a burlesque dancer, who is one part of an intricate insurance scam being weaved around him.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 1,647

7. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 7,314

8. Contraband (1980)

Unrated | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Fabio Testi, Ivana Monti, Marcel Bozzuffi, Saverio Marconi

Votes: 1,562

9. The Four of the Apocalypse... (1975)

Unrated | 87 min | Fantasy, Western

Four petty criminals, three men and a woman, wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West Utah and are hounded by a sadistic bandit.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Fabio Testi, Lynne Frederick, Michael J. Pollard, Harry Baird

Votes: 2,148

10. Zombie (1979)

R | 91 min | Horror

54 Metascore

Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver

Votes: 24,007

11. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

The potentially unhinged daughter of a British politician is accused of killing her hedonistic neighbor after she witnesses the murder in a dream.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Stanley Baker, Silvia Monti

Votes: 3,915

12. The New York Ripper (1982)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 8,669

13. I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In 2072 Rome, Italy, the ruthless CEO of a TV network plots to stage a modern series of gladiator games for ratings while one 'contenstant' learns of a conspiracy behind the true nature of the results.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jared Martin, Fred Williamson, Howard Ross, Eleonora Brigliadori

Votes: 892

14. The Brute and the Beast (1966)

M | 92 min | Western

A prospector and his drunkard half-brother must fight a rancher and his sadistic son after they seize control of his farm.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Franco Nero, George Hilton, Linda Sini, Giuseppe Addobbati

Votes: 1,478

15. A Cat in the Brain (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, David L. Thompson

Votes: 2,818

16. Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Cosimo Cinieri

Votes: 1,327

17. Aenigma (1987)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler, Sophie d'Aulan

Votes: 2,016

18. The House of Clocks (1989 TV Movie)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror

Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Keith Van Hoven, Karina Huff, Paolo Paoloni, Bettine Milne

Votes: 1,026

19. Manhattan Baby (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

An archaeologist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidentally releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed entity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, Brigitta Boccoli, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 2,128

20. Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror

Six teenagers are terrorized in an isolated villa by ghosts of Nazis killed during World War II by an air raid while participating in an orgy.

Directors: Lucio Fulci, Mario Bianchi | Stars: Claudio Aliotti, Maria Concetta Salieri, Robert Egon, Jessica Moore

Votes: 664

21. White Fang (1973)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Western

The wolf dog, White Fang, aids a reporter, a fur trapper, a nun, a young Eskimo boy and his father of ridding a gold mining town of a sleazy crime lord in 1896 Yukon, Canada.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Franco Nero, Virna Lisi, Fernando Rey, John Steiner

Votes: 610

22. Conquest (1983)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young man, armed with a magical bow and arrows, embarks on a mystical journey through a mystical land to rid it of all evil and joins forces with an outlaw to take down an evil witch bent on claiming the magic bow for evil.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jorge Rivero, Andrea Occhipinti, Conrado San Martín, Violeta Cela

Votes: 1,699

23. The Black Cat (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

A professor with the psychic ability to communicate with the dead uses his powers on his pet cat in order to take vengeance upon his enemies.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck, Al Cliver

Votes: 3,089

24. Touch of Death (1988 Video)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Votes: 1,168

25. Door to Silence (1991)

Not Rated | 87 min | Mystery, Thriller

A young man has mysterious encounters with an unknown woman, an ominous hearse, and other supernatural events on the road during an aimless drive around Louisiana after the funeral of his father.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: John Savage, Sandi Schultz, Richard Castleman, Jennifer Loeb

Votes: 477

26. Demonia (1990)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery

A Canadian archaeological team in Sicily accidentally unleashes vengeful ghosts of five demonic nuns who were murdered 500 years earlier, and the ghosts now set out to kill the group and townspeople alike.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Meg Register, Lino Salemme, Christina Engelhardt

Votes: 1,104

27. The Eroticist (1972)

R | 96 min | Comedy

Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander, Laura Antonelli, Corrado Gaipa

Votes: 491

28. The Devil's Honey (1986)

R | 78 min | Thriller

A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts whom she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry, Blanca Marsillach, Stefano Madia

Votes: 753



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