By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The upcoming film combines postapocalyptic and religious terrors with a cast of Italian horror veterans.
Uncork’d Entertainment will release CRUCIFIED (previously titled EVERYBLOODY’S END) on North American digital platforms March 9. Directed by Claudio Lattanzi (ZOMBIE 5: KILLING BIRDS), who discussed the movie with us here, the film was scripted by Antonio Tentori (Lucio Fulci’s A CAT IN THE BRAIN) and premiered at the Sitges film festival. It stars Cinzia Monreale (a.k.a. Sarah Keller from Fulci’s THE BEYOND, and also in Joe D’Amato’s BEYOND THE DARKNESS and Dario Argento’s THE STENDHAL SYNDROME), Giovanni Lombardo Radice (a.k.a. John Morghen, from Fulci’s CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, Umberto Lenzi’s CANNIBAL FEROX, Michele Soavi’s STAGEFRIGHT et al.), Marina Loi (Fulci’s ZOMBIE 3, Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS 2), Veronica Urban, Lorenzo Lepori, Nina Orlandi, Sergio Stivaletti (who also created the makeup effects) and Francesca Orsini. The synopsis: “In a dungeon, five people struggle for their survival: three women, a theologian, and a young doctor. Outside this hideout reigns the Apocalypse. The Evil has been generated by a patient zero, and a group of former soldiers, The Exterminators, crucify any person they meet to find the source of this evil.”