Director known for his work in various Italian subgenres, including spaghetti westerns, Macarnoi Combat movies, and giallo murder mysteries.
His 1972 film The Man From Deep River was credited with having started the Italian cannibal film genre.
His 1988 slasher film Nightmare Beach featured Michael Parks as Doc Willet.
He was born in Massa Marritima and made his directorial debut in 1961 with The Adventure of the Mary Reade.
He married writer and costume designer Olga Pehar.