We are sadden to hear of the passing of Italian actor Carlo De Mejo, who appeared in several Lucio Fulci films, such as City of the Living Dead (1980), House by the Cemetery, and Manhattan Baby. He also appeared in Luigi Cozzi’s Contamination (1980), as well as two Bruno Mattei flicks, The Other Hell (1980) and Women’s Prison Massacre (1983).
I am grateful that I had a chance to meet him back in 2011 when he was appearing at a HorrorHound Weekend convention for a House by the Cemetery reunion, along with Catriona MacColl, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina, & Dagmar Lassander. It was so cool to have the opportunity to meet them. For that show, HorrorHound had a convention special issue, where I wrote a retrospective of House. Later, when I talked to Carlo, and he found out I was the one who wrote this piece, he shook my hand and gave me one of the most heartfelt thank you’s I have ever received. He was so happy that people still to this day, that appreciated the work they did back then. Such a wonderful and sincere man.
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family, and know that he will be missed, but never forgotten.