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Claudia Gerini talks Tulpa, Giallo, Zampaglione and more!

Tulpa - Gerini redItalian actress Claudia Gerini is best known to UK audiences for appearances in The Passion of the Christ, Penelope Cruz’s Don’t Move and as a memorable villain in the TV adaptation of Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth.

Audiences will soon be able to see her in the mad Italian sex-thriller Tulpa, directed by her husband Federico Zampaglione, whose previous film was the neat little horror, Shadow.

A throwback to the classic Italian giallo horror-thrillers of the 1960s and 70s, Tulpa concerns a beautiful banker, Lisa (Gerini) whose life becomes a nightmare when members of the sex club she frequents begin turning up dead.

Fearing she’s next on the killers’ list, Lisa must solve the mystery before the black-gloved psycho moves her to the top of the list.

I caught up with Gerini to discuss the u...

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Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Poster

Director: Peter Strickland

Cast: Toby Jones, , Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Tonia Sotiropoulou

Cert: 15

Running Time: 92 mins

Year: 2012

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The lowdown: Peter Strickland follows cult festival hit Katalin Varga with this dark love letter to the Italian horror films of the 60s and 70s. Toby Jones is Gilderoy, a meek, renowned sound engineer invited to Rome to work on a violent witchcraft movie. But, as culture shock and homesickness take hold, the power of the images the English gent must endure take their toll. Superior, thinking person’s fantasy cinema, imagine Peeping Tom directed by Roman Polanski.

The full verdict: First up: Berberian Sound Studio is a five star film.

Second: Like the brilliant Belgian horror Amer, Berberian Sound Studio requires a decent working knowledge of It...

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