Director Darren Ward got in touch to update Fango about the progress of his new crime shocker A DAY OF VIOLENCE, which features spaghetti shock icon Giovanni Lombardo Radice (a.k.a. John Morghen). “This film contains a large amount of graphic gore and torture,” says the filmmaker, who sent along the exclusive photos below to prove it. “It will hopefully sit quite nicely alongside Lucio Fulci’s CONTRABAND. The movie revolves around debt-collecting gangs and the criminal underground. Without giving too much away, Italian-style horror fans can look forward to throat slashings, severe beatings, shootings, teeth extractions and a whole lot more! I hope that Fango readers will be looking forward to seeing a new film featuring Giovanni Lombardo Radice, and I can guarantee that his few scenes will be talked about for some time to come.
“A DAY OF VIOLENCE is uncompromising in its depiction of criminal brutality,” he continues. “I wouldn’t class it as being in the new ‘torture porn’ genre, but we don’t shy away from the red stuff. When it flows, it gushes. I have always been influenced by Argento, Fulci and Deodato—not only in their approach to violence and death, but also their visual style and pacing. On this movie, so far 90 percent has been shot on Steadicam, and I hope that lends itself to the overall feel of the picture. When things turn nasty, we swap to handheld.” Ward hopes to finish the film by the end of this year.