Inferno Rosso - Joe D’Amato on the Road of Excess / COMPLETED

  • Director : Manlio Gomarasca and Massimiliano Zanin
  • Producers : Wave Cinema, Fairway Film, Trullove
  • Actors : Joe D'Amato, Eli Roth, Michele Soavi
  • Genre : Documentary
  • Nationality : Italy
  • Duration : 70 min
  • Year : 2021


Who was Joe D’amato- Aristide Massaccesi under his civil status? A genius of horror in the USA, a master of eroticism in France, the king of porn in Italy. A man with a thousand pseudonyms capable of making over 200 films while simultaneously holding the roles of producer, director, author, director of photography and even camera operator. An artisan of cinema as he liked to call himself, capable of working on all film genres. From spaghetti western to post-atomic, decamerotic to glossy eroticism, and blockbuster porn to bloody horror. Guided by the aesthetics of extremes and supported by an undeniable technical ability, Joe D’Amato pushed himself, and the viewer, beyond all limits following with dedication three rigid principles that have become his stylistic code: Amaze, Shock, Scandalize.

One, none, one hundred genres enclosed in a single author. This film tells the story of his courageous, crazy, reckless life dedicated to a single, unique, irrepressible, and catastrophic obsession: the film set.

“Venice Film Festival 2021”

“International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022”

“SITGES 2021 - Documenta Winner”

“Co-funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union”