Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Director: Joe D’Amato
Main Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi
Storyline: A young rich man loses his fiancée so he digs her up, stuffs her and places her in a bed in the old house. Through this all he and his housekeeper try to find the perfect woman for him to replace the dead woman.
Review (Spoils): Frank (Kieran Canter) cannot get past the death of his girlfriend Anna (Cinzia Monreale). With the help of maid Iris (Franca Stoppi ) they clean the corpse up, stuff her and place her in the bed. This still does not brighten Frank’s mood so Iris starts to bring young women back to the house to help him out. But when they find out the family’s little secret they must be disposed of until Anna’s sister shows up.
This film is very over the top and dirty. The topics it touches makes you wonder if what you are seeing is really happening. We got lots of blood and gore in this film also such as the corpse cleaning, eating of a heart, burning bodies, fingernails, acid and just trust me lots of gore. The mind of both Frank and Iris makes you wonder which one is nuttier and the breast feeding scene is just downright creepy. This film has it all!
Rating: If you like a love film on the edge of necrophilia and obsession this one is for you. You’re not going to find another film like this one. This film is repulsive, perverse and just downright wrong and screams a classic Italian horror film. Grabs some beers and get ready for some horror sleaze for this little gem. Come on do it for Anna!