Italian director Federico Zampaglione is described as Italy’s answer to Rob Zombie, and his new film Tulpa is rumoured to be very good indeed after a seven minute teaser clip was shown as Glasgow’s Frightfest earlier this year. The Giallo inspired film is set to make its world premier at this years Fil Four Frightfest in London and a number of new images have just been released. The first is above, and the rest can be found at the bottom of this post.
Award-winning actress Claudia Gerini, who has just completed a leading role as Marie Cecile in Christopher Smith’s TV adaptation of Labyrinth, stars as Lisa Boeri, a respectable and upwardly mobile businesswoman who, by night, frequents the notorious sex club ‘Tulpa’ in search of dangerous forms of pleasure. When her lovers start getting murdered in horrible ways, to avoid a personal scandal, she tries to deal with it herself with truly nightmare consequences.
TULPA also stars Michele Placido (Romanzo Criminale), one of Italy’s most renowned actors/directors, alongside Nuot Arquint (Shadow) and Michela Cescon (Sacred Heart).
Shot entirely on location in Rome over five-weeks, TULPA is based on a story by genre veteran Dardano Sacchetti, with a screenplay by Giacomo Gensini and Federico Zampaglione. It is produced by IDF, Giovanni Emidi and Silvia Natill in association with Federico Zampaglione and Claudia Gerini. Director of photography is Giuseppe Di Maio. Make up and Special Effects are by Leonardo Cruciano & Bruno Albi Marini with music by Francesco Zampaglione and The Alvarius.
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By Matt Wavish