Fulci's Box of Terror

  |  263 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Fulci's Box of Terror Film Poster


Triple bill of sex, violence and insanity from 'godfather of gore' Lucio Fulci. 'New York Ripper' (1982) tells the twisted tale of a serial killer on the loose in the Big Apple. When a woman's body is discovered on the the banks of the Hudson, the subsequent post-mortem reveals that she was most definitely killed by a maniac and the police begin to worry that he might strike again. Sure enough, it's not long before a body is discovered on a ferry, and then another in a nightclub, but with clues thin on the ground, the police are no closer to catching the culprit. However, when the next victim manages to escapes the clutches of her assailant, a vital clue is revealed: the killer is missing two fingers... 'Manhattan Baby' (1982) stars Christopher Connelly as an archaeologist who desecrates the tomb of a 5,000-year-old god of cruelty and evil, and is temporarily blinded by lasers from a blue stone in the wall. Meanwhile, a sightless old woman gives his daughter, Susie (Brigitta Boccoli), an identical stone - the Evil Eye - in a town square. Back in New York, Susie's eyes start glowing blue as she plays with her brother, Tommy (Giovanni Frezza), and her babysitter, Jamie Lee (Cinzia De Ponti). After that, everything goes haywire. Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Black Cat' (1981) is set in a quaint English village where an embittered recluse, together with a powerful black cat, commits a series of grisly murders.