Giovanni Lombardo Radice (born 23 September 1954, Rome, Italy) is an Italian film actor, better known to audiences as John Morghen.He first began his career in theater before he starred in Ruggero Deodato's The House on the Edge of the Park (1980). Throughout the 80s Radice appeared in many italian cult films such as Cannibal Apocalypse (1980), City of the Living Dead (1980), Stage Fright (1987) and The Church (1989). Radice is best known for his villainous roles in Italian horror films, and notably for the spectacular and gruesome death scenes his characters semi-regularly fall victim to. In several interviews, he reportedly stated that he wished he had never portrayed Mike Logan in Cannibal Ferox, criticizing the movie for being both fascist and racist and abusive towards animals. Radice created his stage name, John Morghen, by taking the anglicized form of his first name (Giovanni becomes John) and using his grandmother's maiden name as his last name (Morghen). His family practically disowned him when they discovered he was using his family name to create incredibly violent films.Radice's uncle is Pietro Ingrao, the first member of the Italian Communist Party to be Head of Parliament in the 1970s. His father was the mathematician Lucio Lombardo Radice. The writer Marco Lombardo Radice was his elder brother. Radice nowadays often posts texts criticizing social injustice, capitalism and corruption in Italy.Radice has written about having a cocaine addiction when younger.
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A family is happy that their daughter is pregnant. The celebration is interrupted when a cult leader shows up. A large amount of money is offered for the ownership of the land. Jacob rejected the offe...
Ex-Mercenary Michael Walker and his pregnant girlfriend Claudia are brutally attacked. Now with Claudia and the unborn child dead, Walker reverts to his military training to hunt down and serve his ow...
The time of the story is not set in stone. Three women, Blonde, Black and Red, a theologian, and a young doctor are fighting for their lives in a dungeon. There is a place out of this hiding place cal...
Rabbia Furiosa: Underdog
Inspired by one of the most savage and violent crimes committed in Rome in the 1980s, "Rabbia Furiosa" is the story of Fabio, a small-time neighborhood crook, known as “Er Canaro” (the Dog Man) who su...
A group of friends go to an abandoned house for a weekend getaway only to stumble across a mad scientist with some monster-making goo. When some of that goo turns one of the group into a hungry, lustf...
All Eyes on Lenzi: The Life and Times of the Italian Exploitation Titan
A look back at the storied career of the late, great exploitation director Umberto Lenzi - as told through the director, in one of his last substantial sit-down interviews, colleagues and critics.
Banned Alive! The Rise and Fall of Italian Cannibal Movies
2 1/2 hour-documentary on the rise and fall of one of the most controversial Italian genres every created. Starting with Deep River Savages arriving to the infamous Cannibal Ferox.
Moderation, set in Egypt, Greece and Italy, revolves around a female horror director (Maya Lubinsky) and a screenwriter (Anna De Filippi), whose latest collaboration is haunted by encounters with its ...
Violent Shit: the Movie
Rome is shattered by a series of gruesome murders that paint the Eternal City deep red. The suspicion grows that these atrocious crimes are connected with the return of one of the most heinous serial ...
When the lawyer- and brother- of a dying patriarch commits suicide, it sets into motion a chain of murders which tears their family apart.
David O'Hara is a troubled medical student who kidnaps, rapes and murders women. He impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a young boy. Ho...
A new Reverend starts his first church, a small chapel in a quiet country village. The village seems to be a peaceful place, with perfect residents, but soon it becomes apparent that there is more to ...
A Day Of Violence
Mitchell was dead on the slab. Mitchell was surrounded by all the scum that the world had to offer and served the low ranks of Debt Collectors. He thought he had luck when he found 100,000 in cash hid...
Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1
This documentary examines the life and legacy of controversial Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci through interviews with his colleagues, each of whom answers the question, "What is your fondest memory of ...
A mystery-thriller about an Italian woman who moves to Davenport to open a restaurant. After her husband commits suicide, she spends fifteen years recovering at a Minnesota mental hospital. When she b...
'Cannibal Apocalypse' Redux
There is a retrospective documentary on the making of the 1980 Italian horror movie "Cannibal Apocalypse."
Gangs of New York
1863 is the year that it is. America was born on the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returned to the Five Points of America to avenge the murder of his father by the psychotic gangland leader, Bill the Butc...
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The life of Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ, is the subject of a television series by Roger Young. Paul was known as Saul of Tarsus before he experienced a vision of Jesus that changed his life. Aft...
Sei forte, maestro
Sei forte, maestro is an Italian television series.
Don Matteo is a catholic priest. He didn't want to help an innocent person.
Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth
The story of Padre Pio (1887-1968) from the onset of the stigmata during World War I, when he prayed that soldiers' suffering be his, until his death. The story is told by Emilia, Pio's friend, to a V...
Heart and Sword
After the death of his father, prince Tristan is living in Cornwall at the court of his uncle, King Marke, who treats him like a son. When the Irish king sends his son Morold over to demand high tax p...
Ricky & Barabba
A wealthy millionaire decided to commit suicide but meets a homeless with whom he experiences a lot of funny adventures until finally makes order in his life.
The brutal murders committed by a mysterious serial killer he's after have something to do with the late husband of a beautiful widow.
A good-hearted teacher's life becomes a living hell after she is chosen to bear the son of Satan. A traveller puts an insect up her nose. She has it in her brain. She has frightening dreams. She learn...
In medieval Europe, crusading knights massacre a village full of suspected devil worshipers and build a Gothic church above them. The cathedral is still standing. The group of people trapped inside th...
Phantom of Death
The murder of a female doctor is being investigated by Police Comissioner Datti. Robert Dominici's girlfriend is found murdered. The killer challenges Datti on the phone and says he can't be caught si...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Treasure Island in Outer Space
The Italian and German television series Treasure Island in Outer Space was directed by Antonio Margheriti. The novel Treasure Island is the basis of the story which is set in space in the year 2300. ...
Eleven Days, Eleven Nights
Michael is getting married to Helen in eleven days time. However, a chance meeting with Sarah, a total stranger, threatens to destroy all his plans as he finds himself unable to resist her, even thoug...
A group of actors rehearse. Until one of the cast members passes away, everything seems to be as it should. The others were locked in the theater with the murderer.
Big Deal After 20 Years
Tiberio is out of prison after twenty years, but he learns that a lot has changed since he was a partner in crime with Peppe the Panther. Is it possible that he can cope with this new reality?
Daughter of the Jungle
Two college students decide to take a vacation to the Amazon. While in a small village getting supplies, they provoke the anger of a local scoundrel, whose ruffians beat them up. After renting a boat ...
City of the Living Dead
A medium thinks a priest is hanging himself. A woman is dead. In the sleepy New England town of Dunwich, a girl vomits up her guts and a local misfit has a drill bit in his head. A reporter and a psyc...
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
Two American Army officers return to civilian life after being released from captivity in Vietnam, and discover that they have an appetite for human flesh. There is a city that is frightening. They ar...
House on the Edge of the Park
Alex is a darkly sinister thug driving around New York City at night when he spots a young woman behind the wheel of a car. He raped and killed a woman. She wore a locket.
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