If you're a fan of 1970s/early '80s-era Italian horror flicks (say, Torso, Eyeball, or Deep Red), then you'll certainly want to keep your own eyeballs out for a new concoction that's being touted as the "Masters of Italian Horror." No, it's got nothing to do with the U.S. "Masters of Horror" that's presently parading across cable TV and DVD shops, but it's pretty darn close enough.

The deal is that a quartet of seasoned Italian horror veterans will be directing their own feature film, and since this project has NOT requested funding from Italian TV, that (apparently) means that all bets are off where gore, guts, and gruesomeness are concerned. The filmmakers and the projects are as follows:

Horror Baby -- A 15-year-old paraplegic girl somehow turns into a serial killer after witnessing some nasty sex. Director: Umberto Lenzi (Eaten Alive, City of the Walking Dead, Cannibal Ferox)

Murder House -- A slasher flick set in a musician's villa. Director: Lamberto Bava (Devil Fish, Demons, Demons 2)

The Corners of the Night -- A young woman discovers terror in the house of her dead grandmother. Director: Sergio Martino (Blade of the Ripper, Slave of the Cannibal God, The Great Alligator)

Brotherhood -- Three boys murdered by the proprietors of a degenerate sex-ring get their revenge from beyond the grave. Director: second-time helmer Nicola Rondolino (Three Point Six)

I can't for the life of me figure out why Dario Argento isn't on board, but, oh well: All four of the flicks are expected to be ready for consumption come June of 2007.
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