July 26, 2008

DVD Review: Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) (1979)

In Attendance- Me, Eryn, The Vanilla Gorilla
Cast Members of Note- A bunch of creepy Italians...

Oh look, folks, it's a love story! A boy and a girl, hopelessly and unconvincingly in love, decide to have sex. They need it real bad. She's so horny in fact, that she dies before Frank can hide his sausige in her gazpacho... but that doesn't stop him! Nope, he cold packs.

Death is no obstacle for Frank's disturbing, nasty love.
Frank injects his love's body with his semen (to preserve her, duh), digs her up after she's buried, takes her home, sloooooooowly embalms her, then eats her heart. The he proceeds to kill a bunch of random, slutty girls, and dispose of them in equally horrible ways.

His nanny (?!?) Iris doesn't like this, because she's a creepy bitch... and she would much rather have him all to herself. She loves to breastfeed him and give him the occasional hand-jibber, but he just won't love her the way he loves that damned corpse! Frank finally reaches his breaking point, and karate kicks Iris to the ground and calls her a slut. She tells him he'll be sorry, and then turns into a bat and flies off.

I won't spoil the ending for you here, but what comes next is a retarded battle royal of bat-shit craziness.

Watch your eyes/crotch/throat/cheek/heart!
If you love gore, then Buio Omega is a movie worth checking out. It's a typical Italian Horror flick; fairly non-nonsensical, slow moving, bizarre, unsettling, and nasty. Exploitation director extraordinaire, Joe D'Amato, delivers another disgusting gem here... And by gem I mean a far less pleasant film than his Ator or 120 Days of Anal ever were. I'm not making that title up either. Seriously, Google it.

Buio Omega is not for the average, weak-stomached Horror fan, or anyone who enjoys things that make any sort of sense, but there is some good to be found within for those who can stomach it.

"We will make love again."
My fingernails are still crying. Also, another "WTF?!?" freeze frame ending? Oh Italy... why you do this to me?

The Italian Robby Benson.
Sucking on Iris's tit? Seriously? Why does a grown man even have a nanny?!?

"Come, drink the bitter milk of Iris!"
This one is PLENTY gory and nasty. A guy embalms his girlfriend in slow,graphic fashion; a fat chick gets an acid bath; the fingernail-pulling scene is especially rough to get through; throats are bitten, cheeks are torn, eyeballs are destroyed, a nut-sack is ruined, and a human heart is eaten. And the craziest part of the whole affair? Real cadavers were rumored to be used during the filming. Ugh.

Creepy Fucker.
It's retro European Horror, of course we see some naked people doing sex stuff! A fat chick gets naked, a hot chick gets naked, a corpse is naked throughout, and Iris makes Frank breastfeed from her old-ass tit. Oh yeah, it's a sexy time! (or not.)

That is not how you do a threesome.
"Licky my milky!" (or something to that effect) or "Get out of here, you old slut!" This is wordsmith-level shit here, folks.

Do not eat spaghetti while watching this movie... or most Italian Horror movies for, that matter.
Not appetizing at all.
Buio Omega is a decent enough film. Though full of flaws typical of Italian Horror, the gore quotient of this movie should satisfy even the most ardent of Gorehounds. Give it a watch, if you dare.


Buio Omega is available now on DVD.


70's/80's Italian Horror staple Cinzia Monreale is in this... and she's still hot today!

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