“One of Fulci’s best.” - Monsters at Play
Having survived a vigilante slaughter, four hard-luck strangers — a gambler named Stubby (Fabio Testi, THE BIG RACKET), a pregnant prostitute (Lynne Frederick, SCHIZO), the town drunk (Michael J. Pollard, BONNIE AND CLYDE) and a madman who sees dead people (Harry Baird, THE OBLONG BOX) — escape into the lawless frontier. But when they meet a sadistic bandit named Chaco (Tomas Milian, RUN MAN RUN), the four are plunged into a nightmare of torture, brutality and beyond. In a land that screams with the pain of the damned, can four lost souls find redemption and revenge?
Due to its graphic violence, FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE was banned or censored in many countries and never seen in America. Meanwhile, fans — and director Lucio Fulci himself — considered it to be one of the greatest films of the maestro’s career.