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A case where the story, when you learn it, is much better than the acting and direction.
This movie is dubbed, not subtitled. Some of the problems I saw in it might have been due to bad dubbing--I am really not sure, as the DVD ONLY offered the dubbed version.
"Shock" (aka "Beyond the Door II") is a film that has a neat story--though you have no idea WHAT it is until the movie is almost over! In the interim, you mostly see an actress Daria Nicolodi writhe about--moaning and panting! If you've ever seen "A Very Potter Musical", Draco Malfoy also does this...but is intended as a comedy! "Shock", on the other hand, is NOT a comedy! The film begins with a lady marrying some guy and moving with him and her son to the same house she used to live in with her first husband. Much later you learn more about this first marriage--and this is pretty neat information. But you really don't know WHAT is going on for much of the film. You do know that the boy is behaving very weirdly (like he's having a really, really bad Oedipal complex), some voodoo-like stuff is occurring and the woman keeps dreaming about zombie sex. None of it was very entertaining since the context was missing for much of the film and because Nicolodi overacted so badly--and you've got to blame at least some of this on the director, Mario Bava (his last film).
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