Paganini Horror

Paganini Horror

Italian theatrical release poster by Enzo Sciotti
Directed by Luigi Cozzi
Produced by Fabrizio De Angelis[1]
Screenplay by
Story by Raimondo Del Balzo[2]
Music by Vince Tempera[1]
Cinematography Franco Lecce[2]
Fulvia Film[2]
Distributed by Fulvia Film[2]
Country Italy[1]

Paganini Horror is a 1989 Italian horror film directed by Luigi Cozzi.


A pop band and their producer decided to exploit an original score by Paganini to make a song and a video-clip, set in ancient home of the musician. As soon as the boys begin to play they awaken the spirit of the deceased composer, who, having made a pact with Satan.



Paganini Horror passed Italian censors on January 24, 1989.[2]


From retrospective reviews, in his book Italian Horror Film Directors, Louis Paul noted that "nobody likes Paganini Horror, Cozzi included."[3] In his book Horror and Science Fiction Film IV, Donald C Willis described the film as having "premises [that] are promisingly absurd, but much of the movie plays like a routine slasher story."[4]

See also



  1. 1 2 3 4 Paul 2005, p. 255.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Paganini Horror (1989)" (in Italian). Archivo del Cinema Italiano. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  3. Paul 2005, p. 252.
  4. Willis 1997, p. 376.


  • Paul, Louis (2005). Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-8749-3. 
  • Willis, Donald C. (1997). Horror and Science Fiction Films IV. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3055-8. 

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