Author: Steve Della Casa and Marco Giusti
Editor: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
The book follows the evolution of the Italian horror genre during the years 1956-1979. While the gothic horror genre is not really part of our culture, it quickly gained large success and prestige on an international scale thanks to the talent of Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda, Massimo Pupillo and Camillo Mastrocinque, thus kick-starting the publishing of European fantasy film fanzines. The book is enriched by a very thorough filmography.