18th Apr2016

Federico Zampaglione giallo ‘Tulpa’ finally gets a UK release!

by Phil Wheat

I am incredibly pleased to announce that one of my favourite giallo of all time (and I say that without a hint of sarcasm or irony – just go back and read my reviews of the film to see that), Tulpa is FINALLY getting a UK release! High Fliers Films and Jinga Films have this week announced the long awaited UK DVD release of Federico Zampaglione’s sensational neo-giallo horror – which is set to hit UK stores on May 9th 2016.

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 with Tulpa, a homage to the aformentioned Il Duce of giallo. The film sees 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.

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. And you can read my review of THAt particular version of Tulpa right here, and check out the new UK cover art below:



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