Rob Ulitski - 31st Oct 2019

A young girl gets nightmarish visions in Lacuna Coil's Reckless, directed by Saku.

Focussing on a series of disturbing horror imagery, the girl's nightmares depict a starving man with shattered glass splintering his face, and a pit of hands pulling the band into a dark abyss, and that's just the start of it.

Continuing the storyline introduced in Layers of Time, Saku explores a dark, disturbing world with the heroine acting as the only source of light and hope - if she can make it out alive.

Weird and panic-inducing, it's a thematic mix Lacuna Coil are very familiar with, and as this project proves, still very good at. 

SAKU: 

“I wanted to pay homage to a certain type of horror movies of the 70s, which saw its maximum expression through Italian directors like Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci and is still inspiring the genre in the modern days. That’s why we decided to shoot in the famous villa Arconati, also known as the 'Italian Versailles', taking advantage of its genuinely creepy and decadent look.”

Credits

DirectorSaKu
ProducerGiuditta Mauri
ProducerMarharyta Bryksa
Executive ProducerMatteo Stefani, Andrea Biscaro, Stefano Bella
Executive ProducerAndrea Biscaro
Executive ProducerStefano Bella
Production ManagerTommaso Spagnoli
1st ADLuca Dal Lago
Director of PhotographyStefano Usberghi
Focus PullerJuri Molinaroli
2nd ACAndrea De Luca, Andrea Cassina
GafferAlan Zacchetti, Michele Cressi, Sparks: Marco Marangoni, Giorgio Messina
Art DirectorPierluigi Bosna
WardrobeTiny Idols
EditorMarcello Saurino
ColouristClaudio Beltrami
VFXVfx: Nicola Natali
LabelCentury Media Records
Other creditsKey Grip: Mario Zacchetti Grip: Gabriel Reyes, Mohamed Aly Sparks: Marco Marangoni, Giorgio Messina Production Assistant: Giacomo Broggini MUA & Special Effects MUA: Mary Parpinel, Cristina Masoni MUA Assistants: Maria Introna, Claudia Conca, Giada Trifirò, Veronica Rubino Stylist Assistant: Giusy Nuzzo Seamstress On Set: Katia Schlitzer Art Designer Assistants: Davide Benza Orlando, Jacopo Cesareo, Pietro Casarotto Sound Designer: Marco Ciorba And Thomas Giorgi Service: Video Design

Rob Ulitski - 31st Oct 2019

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