Beyond the Darkness, Joe D'Amato, 1979

Joe D'Amato's Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) is one of the more notorious Italian horror offerings and after hearing about it for ages, I finally sat down and watched. It's the story of a young man, his harsh looking maid, and the corpse of his beloved. Yes, this is a necrophilia movie -- a tale of forbidden love between a man and his dead girlfriend. Like all D'Amato fare, it's gory and filled with disturbing sex (watching the main character suckle at the breast of the maid is cringeworthy) and will make you want to shower after watching it. It also features a fantastic score by Dario Argento's favorite soundtrack collaborators, Goblin. This is one of their better non-Argento film soundtracks -- moody, evocative and well worth a listen for anyone who loves a little proggy action with their sex-filled gore flicks.
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