It’s been close to a year since we’ve had any sort of update on Federico Zampaglione’s Tulpa, but today we have a few screenshots and more to share on the Italian Giallo homage, which begins a five-week shoot in Rome on March 5th.
First, however, on February 25th Zampaglione will screen the opening sequence of Tulpa in Glasgow at the Film4 FrightFest.
Tulpa is based on a treatment penned by Dardano Sacchetti (The Cat o’ Nine Tails, A Bay of Blood, City of the Living Dead and many more masterpieces) and then developed by Federico Zampaglione with Giacomo Gensini.
The film, which promises a lot of extreme gruesome death scenes, is about Lisa Boeri (Claudia Gerini), a rich businesswoman totally devoted to her work. She is alone, without any serious relationship, and while during the day she is almost a cold money machine, at night she becomes another person. Every night Lisa goes in a exclusive club named Tulpa, owned by an enigmatic Tibetan guru (Nuot Arquint). In this club Lisa can free her fantasies and sexual perversions with unknown strangers, who suddenly start being murdered in very brutal ways. She can’t go to the police because it could become a scandal for her public life and her career so she tries to uncover the mystery herself…
As Zampaglione explained previously, “‘Tulpa’ is a term which comes from Tibetan Buddhism. It’s a kind of projection of your metaphysical part, which, through meditation, can become real. But sometimes Tulpa goes the wrong way and turns into an evil presence… which then wants to kill its creator. It’s mysterious and creepy stuff.”
Tulpa is produced by IDF Italian Dream Factory, a society founded by actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta.
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