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
One 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).
SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD and BLU):
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible Cover Art