“Fulci’s trippy dippy giallo opens with a ravishingly colored sex dream on surrealistic pillows before delving into a cosmopolitan romp through psychosexual, drug-fueled hippie madness. Sleazy, violent, and most excellent.” -- Ian West, Letterboxd
A top-shelf Italian shocker...one of the Euro-trashiest mindfuck movies ever. Both director Lucio Fulci (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND, CONQUEST, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD and many more indelibly strange genre classicks) and composer Ennio Morricone (you know who he is) reached peak WTF-ness with this jarring sensorial barrage.
The daughter of a respected politician (Florinda Bolkan) experiences a raft of haunting hallucinogenic nightmares, in which everyone gets erotic and is decked out in couture acid visions. There’s a murder plot hidden beneath the surface, but one watches LIZARD for its roasting, left-field psychedelia that explodes from the screen in a flash flood.
Fans of DUKE OF BURGUNDY and STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, take note: you will really, really like this movie.