From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Joe D'Amato, (born Aristide Massaccesi) (December 15, 1936 in Rome - January 23, 1999 in Rome) was an Italian film screenwriter and director. D'Amato is known to cult film fans as a major contributor to classic exploitation cinema. He mainly specialized in erotica and horror films. Some of his most popular works include several films in The Emanuelle Series, as well as Erotic Nights of the Living Dead and Anthropophagus.