On this episode of Daily Dead's official podcast, Heather Wixson is joined by film historian, journalist, and author Eugenio Ercolani to discuss filmmaker William Friedkin and his 1980 movie, Cruising (starring Al Pacino and based on Gerald Walker's novel of the same name), which is the subject of a new book that Eugenio co-wrote with Marcus Stiglegger in the Devil's Advocates horror cinema literature series. An aficionado of Italian cinema, Eugenio also talks about his other recent book, Darkening the Italian Screen: Interviews with Genre and Exploitation Directors Who Debuted in the 1950s and 1960s.

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