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Beyond the Darkness (1979)
"Buio Omega" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  1 June 1984 (USA)
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A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Kieran Canter ...
Frank Wyler
Cinzia Monreale ...
Anna Völkl & Elena Völkl
Franca Stoppi ...
Iris
Sam Modesto ...
Mr. Kale
Anna Cardini ...
Jogging victim
Lucia D'Elia ...
Jan, hitch-hiker
Mario Pezzin ...
Priest
Walter Tribus ...
Handyman
Klaus Rainer ...
Doctor
Edmondo Vallini ...
Detective #1
Simonetta Allodi ...
Disco Girl
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A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out and disposes of a series of young maidens, trying to find the right replacement for her, and the disapproving housekeeper helps him with the disposals. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A fate worse than death!

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Inspired the lyrics to the song "Deathmask Divine", by Michigan-based melodic death metal band The Black Dahlia Murder. See more »

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When Anna's body falls out of the closet, she falls face-down, but in the next shot, you see her lying on her back, while she should be lying face-down. See more »

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Sick, Twisted and Kinky
20 January 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the wealthy orphan taxidermist Frank Wyler (Kieran Canter) loses his beloved fiancée Anna Völkl (Cinzia Monreale), victim of voodoo conducted by his jealous housemaid Iris (Franca Stoppi), he robs her corpse, embalms and brings to the bed in his room. He does not overcome his feelings for her, killing every woman he has some involvement. Meanwhile Iris wants to marry Frank and helps him to dispose the bodies.

The sick, twisted and kinky "Buio Omega" has all sort of perversions and disgusting scenes, with sequences of necrophilia, mutilation, torture and embalming. However, the characters are awfully developed, and the viewer never knows, for example, whether Frank changed his behavior after the death of Anna, or he was indeed a twisted character. The weird Iris is also badly developed. The graphic and gore scenes are among the nastiest I have ever seen in a film. My vote is six.

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