Lucio Fulci

Date of Birth: 17 June, 1927

Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy

Date of Death: 13 March, 1996

Place of Death: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian

Lucio Fulci was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Beginning as a director of comedies, he achieved fame as a helmer of horror films in the 1970s and 1980s. He directed the films The Thieves, Ragazzi del Juke-Box, Howlers in the Dock, The Swindlers, I due evasi di Sing Sing, Oh! Those Most Secret Agents!, I due pericoli pubblici, How We Got into Trouble with the Army, 002 Operazione Luna, The Two Parachutists, How We Robbed the Bank of Italy, Massacre Time, Come rubammo la bomba atomica, The Long, the Short, the Cat; Operation St. Peter’s, One on Top of the Other, Beatrice Cenci, A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin, The Eroticist, Don’t Torture a Duckling, White Fang (1973), Challenge to White Fang, Four of the Apocalypse, Dracula in the Provinces, My Sister in Law, Sette note in nero, Silver Saddle, Zombi 2, Contraband (1980), City of the Living Dead, The Black Cat, The Beyond (1981), The House by the Cemetery, The New York Ripper, Manhattan Baby, Conquest (1983), Warriors of the Year 2072, Murder Rock, The Devil’s Honey, Zombi 3, Aenigma, A Cat in the Brain, and Voices from Beyond. He wrote or co-wrote most of his films.

He was the son of Lucia Fulci. His mother was from an anti-fascist family, from Messina, Sicily. His father left his mother before Lucio was born. He was raised by her, and a female housekeeper.

Lucio was married to Marina Fulci, until her death, with whom he had two children.

Lucio’s mother was said to have been adopted by her uncle, lawyer, professor, and politician Ludovico Fulci. Ludovico was the son of Antonio Fulci, a lawyer and university teacher, and Nicolina Taccone. They were of aristocratic origin. Antonio was the son of Ludovico Fulci and Isabella Celli. Nicolina was the daughter of Nicola Taccone and Elena/Eleonora Falletti.

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    One blog identifies Lucio’s paternal grandfather in this man:

    The Fulci a Sicilian dinasty of politicians and diplomats, he is 99% related to them.

  2. andrew says:

    It’s unlikely his mom was from a “poor” family, (maybe impoverished). It appears she was herself a Fulci and Lucio’s father (whose name is unknown) was one of her cousins. Lucio had a well-off upbringing in posh schools.

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