Thursday, April 14, 2016

Neo-giallo Horror "Tulpa" Gets UK Release

High Fliers Films and Jinga Films have announced the long awaited UK DVD release of Federico Zampaglione's sensational neo-giallo horror TULPA with a street date of May 9th 2016.

Claudia Gerini (The Passion Of Christ) stars as a successful business woman working hard to climb her way up the corporate ladder. To relax at night she visits a strange club where all her darkest fantasies become a reality. But soon she discovers a killer is on the loose, targeting her top clients. With graphic and horrific murders all around, she discovers that the club she spends so much time in may hold the answer to the killer's identity.

Italian rock star Federico Zampaglione burst on to the genre scene in 2010 with psychological horror SHADOW, which was released by IFC Midnight in North America and Wild Bunch in the UK. Determined to de-throne Dario Argento as the king of Italian horror, Zampaglione quickly followed up withTULPA, a homage to the aformentioned Il Duce of giallo.

Following a work-in-progress screening at FrightFest in 2012, Zampaglione collaborated with acclaimed British horror director Julian Richards (The Last Horror Movie) to prepare TULPA for the international market and a final, much refined version of the film received its World premiere at the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival in Catalonia.

Zampaglione's background in music (his band Tiromancino have had several hits in the Italian charts), plays a big part in his work as a genre director. Like John Carpenter, Federico and his brother Francesco Zampaglione have composed a pulsating, electronic score for TULPA which echos that of Claudio Simonetti and the Goblins work for many Argento classics.

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