Monday, October 5, 2009

Buio Omega aka Beyond The Darkness (1979)

Fear 0/5
Gore 4/5
Entertainment 4/5
Creepiness 3/5

Super cheap, super sleazy, intentionally offensive and stuffed with some pointless, but over the top gore. In other words, a winner.

Plotwise - and please note that by plot I mean "plot" - it goes like this: Fluffy haired Italian dude with clogs spends his days driving a teeny, tiny red van around what appears to be the same village that was the set for The Sound of Music. At night he makes sweet love to his skinny blonde lady-friend. That is, until she is murdered by the dude's maid / nanny / wet nurse (oh yeah) via some sort of voodoo ritual. Then he goes batshit, digging up her corpse, removing all of her guts and stuffing her with some sort of goo that keeps her "fresh". Finally and inexplicably he starts picking up some fine lookin' roller disco queens and kills them off one by one.

The move makes no sense really and is, for the most part, completely devoid of plot or purpose. But that's part of what makes it fun - it's sole reason for existing seems to be to offend with weird sexual perversions and some nasty, if cheap and fake, gore. And, being Italian, you better believe there is some eyeball gore here as well as fingernails being ripped out one by one.

Not the gnarliest thing I've ever seen by far, but it certainly gave me a lot of (unintentional) laughs and kept me entertained. Plus it's got a Goblin soundtrack to boot. So there!

- Complaint Dept

No comments: