I frati rossi (1989)

85m, 2290 metres
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An Italian horror film directed by Gianni Martucci.

Plot Summary

A young woman moves into her new husbands old mansion and quickly becomes suspicious about his behaviour. She discovers that he's part of a secretive cult know as the Red Monks – but she has secrets of her own.


Directed by: Gianni Martucci
Lucio Fulci presents a Natmas Productions production
Produced by: Pino Buricchi
Production Manager: Raniero Di Giovanbattista
Screenplay by: Pino Buricchi, Gianni Martucci
Story: Luciana Anna Spacca
Continuity: Annamaria Liguori
Photography by: Sergio Rubini
Assistant Cameraman: Mauro Masciocchi
Key Grip: Elio Bosi
Gaffer: Antonio Leurini
Generator Operator: Otello Simotti
Still Photographer: Franco Biciocchi
Laboratory: Professional Photographic Service
Negatives: Kodak/Eastmancolor
Development and Printing: Luciano Vittori
Edited by: Vanio Amici
Assistant Editors: Marco Buricchi, Carlo Pulera
Music by: Paolo Rustichelli, edizioni National Music
Sound: Antonino Pantano
Sound Mixer: Sandro Occhetti
Sound Editing and Synchronisation: Cinemontaggio
Costumes by: Silvio Laurenzi
Costume House: Sartoria SAT
Seamstress: Giovanna Russu
Footwear: Arditi
Make-up: Rino Todero
Hair Stylist: Regina Usidda
Titles: Video Gamma
Art Director: Joseph Teichner
Property Master: Gianni Muzzi
Furnishings: Postiglione, Rancati
Driver: Aldo Marcenaro
Production Secretary: Claudia Endrifo
Publicity: ECE
Transport and Vehicles: Cinetecnica
Studio: De Paolis/Incir

Gerardo Amato [Robert Gherghi]
Lara Wendel [Ramona Icardi]
Malisa Longo [Priscilla]
Chuck Valenti [real name: Richard Brown] [Ben]
Claudio Pacifico [Lodorisio]
Mary Maxwell [Lucille]
Ronald Russo [real name: Gaetano Russo] [Riccardo Gherghi]
Ludovico Dello Jojo

Alternative Titles

The Red Monks
The Red Monks – Der Todesfluch der roten Mönche – Germany (video)
Sexorgien der roten Mönche – Germany (DVD)
Красные монахи – Russia



  • Foreign Sales, Italian Movie Trade vol.14 no.6/7 (June/July 1988) p.13 – credits


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.432
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.411
  • Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989 by Roberto Curti pp.178-181
  • Italian Horror 1979-1994 by Jim Harper pp.172-173 – illustrated credits, review