Domiziano Cristopharo, an independent film director from Rome, has been the first Italian director in years to try and revive the erotic/horror film genre. Ten years ago he obtained enormous audience and critical acclaim with HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS (starring international horror actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice). HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS won six international awards and eight international film festival presentations.
Domiziano Cristopharo has frequently been compared as a perfect mix between Fellini and Dario Argento: Cristopharo's aesthetic has a vintage quality: he is simultaneously extreme in style, shocking, and yet classic.
To those who define him "pornographic," he responds by quoting Picasso:
"Art is never chaste and we should keep her away from pure ignorants. It it were chaste, it wouldn't be art at all."
In his career he worked also with/for: Carlo De Mejo (City of living Dead), Maria Rosaria Omaggio (Nightmare city), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Frank Laloggia (Lady in white), Venantino Venantini (Ladyhawke), Giovanni Lombardo Radice/John Morghen (Cannibal Ferox), Mariagrazia Cucinotta (El dia de la bestia), Stefano Cassetti (Roberto Succo), Romano Scavolini (Nightmare in a damaged Brain), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies)
2018 DEEP WEB XXX (segment CRUISING)
2017 PHOBIA (segment MAGEIROCOPHOBIA)
2017 POE 4: The Black Cat
2017 Grindsploitation 3 Video Nasty (segment "NO One Will Be Safe")
2016 Poern (post-production)
2015 Virus: Extreme Contamination
2017 Dark Waves
2014 E.N.D. (episode REVENIENS)
2014 THE TRANSPARENT WOMAN
2014 P.O.E. 3 "Pieces Of Eldritch"
2014 DOLL SYNDROME
2013 PHANTASMAGORIA (episode "a snake with a steel tongue")
2012 LOVECRAFT'S 2 Left Arms
2012 Red Krokodil
2012 P.O.E. 2 Project of Evil (episode "TARR&FETHER)
2011 SHOCK - My Abstraction of Death
2011 P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (episode "Maelzel's Chess-Automaton")
2010 HYDE'S SECRET NIGHTMARE
2010 BLOODY SIN - Oltretomba
2009 The MUSEUM of WONDERS
2008 HOUSE of Flesh Mannequins