Continuing our feverishly faithful coverage of this year’s FILM4 FrightFest, here’s a few images from Italian movie ‘Tulpa’ to whet your appetite. The film, which will receive its world premiere at this year’s FrightFest, comes from director stroke rock star Federico Zampaglione, who previously gave us the atmospheric ‘Shadow’. ‘Tulpa’ is a movie in the giallo mould – a term which previously denoted Italian crime fiction, but has come to encompass cinematic works too.
Here’s the lowdown: “Giallo returns to the Italian cinema fore in a sensational new horror thriller from spaghetti superstar Federico (SHADOW) Zampaglione. Meet Lisa Boeri, the ultimate driven professional at the top of her corporate game. But by night Lisa frequents the notorious Club Tulpa, owned by a mysterious Tibetan guru. There, unshackled from repression and guilt, Lisa will do anything with any stranger to attain a higher Zen consciousness. Suddenly her lovers start getting murdered in shocking ways. Lisa can’t go to the police because of the scandal impacting on her day job. So she tries to unmask the anonymous assassin herself… with truly nightmare consequences.”