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Beyond the Darkness (1979)

Buio Omega (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 1 June 1984 (USA)
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Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

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Complete credited cast:
... Frank Wyler
... Anna Völkl & Elena Völkl
... Iris
... Mr. Kale
Anna Cardini ... Jogging victim
... Jan, hitch-hiker
... 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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Pig skin and offal from a butcher were used for the autopsy scene. See more »

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The intruder takes pictures of Anna after her body fell out of the closet, but the position of the body doesn't correspond with the position in the photograph: in the photograph, you can see her left hand touching her robe, while in "reality", her left arm wasn't near her robe. Her right arm is resting on her belly in the photograph, while in reality it is next to her body. See more »

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Shocking
30 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

As shocking and gruesome as any film ever made, Buio Omega(Buried Alive) is one of the best horror films of the 70's. It is widely considered to be the best film of the late Joe D'Amato. The plot is a modern spin on Psycho and concerns the character of Frank. After his fiance dies, Frank becomes deeply disturbed and digs up his fiance, stuffs and preserves her and puts her on display. I hesitated to watch this movie because it sounded really sick. It was. As shocking and twisted as it all is it maintains an eery quality and has enough of a plot to make it a fine movie. Those who can stomach shocking films like this should check it out. Love it or hate, it's an unforgettable movie.


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