Elite Entertainment brings US Distribution to the films of Paolo Fazzini ‘Mad In Italy’ & ‘Hanging Shadows’

With our love for Italian horror here at HMUNCUT we are proud to announce that two films from director Paolo Fazzini have been picked up by Elite Entertainment for US Distribution. We last saw Paolo from his entry into the P.O.E. anthology (which we are still trying to wrap our heads around) and now his Indie flick from 2010 Mad In Italy will be unleashed stateside. Also coming along for the ride is his amazing documentary on Italian horror Hanging Shadows – Perspectives on Italian Horror Cinema that showcases interviews with the likes of Dario Argento, Ruggero Deodato, Lamberto Bava (director and son of  Mario Bava),and Antonella Fulci (daughter of director Lucio Fulci). discussing the Giallo genre and more it’s great to see them release this compelling documentary. Read on for the official press release from Elite Entertainment.



A new italian independent horror movie has landed US distribution with Elite Entertainment.

MAD IN ITALY is a truly disturbing psychological film based on dramatic true events about one girl’s ordeal to stay alive at the hands of a young maniac.

Screened for the first time at Fantafestival, Mad in Italy represents Paolo Fazzini’s first feature film as a director, following his documentary Hanging Shadows  – Perspectives on Italian horror cinema.

The movie features a haunting original score by composer Mario Salvucci (Jessika Rabid by M. Reel, Silent Night Zombie Night by S. Cain, Sand sharks by M. Atkins, Rise of the dinosaurs by A. Fanhauser) and amazing cinematography by one of the most talented Italian directors of photography Mirco Sgarzi (House of Flesh Mannequins by D. Cristopharo, Orgy of Blood by C. Creepersin, Zombie massacre by Boni-Ristori).


Trailer for Mad In Italy:



Elite Entertainment also release on dvd a new brand version of  Fazzini’s documentary HANGING SHADOWS. The film presents an informative historical overview of the “Giallo” genre, exploring its genesis and chronicling the films, directors, and personalities that made up its golden age.

Featuring interviews with Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava (director and son of  Mario Bava), Antonella Fulci (daughter of director Lucio Fulci), Franco Ferrini (co-writer of Sergio Leone’s Once upon a time in America and numerous Argento films), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Giannetto De Rossi (make-up artist on Fulci’s films), Michele Soavi, Sergio Stivaletti and many others. It’s finally possible to discover all the secrets of Italian horror cinema narrated by the italian masters of horror themselves.


Trailer for Hanging Shadows :




We have requested these both to review so be on the look out for that soon. For now enjoy the trailers for both Hanging Shadows and Mad In Italy!

Poster for Mad In Italy

Poster for Mad In Italy



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