Those with a sen­ti­men­tal fond­ness for the days of Italian hor­ror films like Demons and Zombie will want to take note of this news about Synapse Films. In September, Synapse will be releas­ing a blu-ray of Morituris, a film from new Italian direc­tor Raffaele Picchio. Said film involves peo­ple bedev­iled by a unique ver­sion of the undead and incor­po­rates shock­ing make­up effects by old-school Italian FX mae­stro Sergio Stivaletti. Read on for all the spaghet­ti splat­ter details, includ­ing cov­er art and more plot info…

Raffaele Picchio’s Banned in Italy


Comes to the U.S. on DVD & Blu-Ray

from Synapse Films This September!

Official Selection – Fantasia International Film Festival

“The less known about MORITURIS the bet­ter before going into it, but once in, gore and hor­ror fans are not going to want this film to end!” – 
Ain’t It Cool News Horror

“Dark, cru­el, strong, weird and vio­lent, MORITURIS harkens back to the hyper-styl­ized vio­lent aes­thet­ic of Italian shock mae­stro Lucio Fulci… See it.” — FANGORIA Magazine

Morit-bluOne of the most talked-about films of the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival, Raffaele Picchio’s MORITURIS quick­ly became con­tro­ver­sial for its sce­nes
of extreme hor­ror, which got the film banned in in its home coun­try of Italy.  But over the years its rep­u­ta­tion has grown into that of a new
Italian hor­ror clas­sic, rem­i­nis­cent of the works of Lamberto Bava (DEMONS) and Lucio Fulci (ZOMBIE).  Now, American audi­ences can see it
for them­selves in eye-pop­ping High Definition from Synapse Films!

Two love­ly Romanian girls take a trip with three Italian men to a rumored mid­night rave in the mid­dle of a dark forest. As the gang pro­ceeds on foot to their final des­ti­na­tion, a mys­te­ri­ous grave­yard is dis­cov­ered, a shock­ing­ly vile plot twist is revealed and blood­thirsty undead Roman glad­i­a­tors rise from the dead to tor­ture and muti­late their vic­tims! For the two wom­en, an already ter­ri­fy­ing night is about to get much, much worse, as the zomb­i­fied war­riors hunt down the group to tear their heads off! Will any­one sur­vive the night?

An inter­est­ing mix of old school 1980s Italian hor­ror, with a touch of the bru­tal­i­ty of Wes Craven’s THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MORITURIS is an unflinch­ing, strong, cru­el and extreme­ly vio­lent film fea­tur­ing grue­some effects from Italian SPFX mae­stro, Sergio Stivaletti (DEMONS, DEMONS 2, DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, Dario Argento’s OPERA).

Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible Cover Art

NOT RATED / 2011 / 86 MINS. / COLOR / 5.1 SURROUND / 1.85:1/ BLU PRICE:
$24.95/ DVD PRICE: $19.95/DVD CATALOG # SFD0157/BLU CATALOG # SFD0156/
BLU UPC: 654930317990/DVD UPC: 654930318096