Beyond Darkness

1990 [ITALIAN]


IMDb Rating 4.2 10 664

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Reviewed by aenigma-1 2 / 10


Explanation for this title. Evil Dead was La Casa in Italy. Then, Evil Dead II was La Casa 2. But, Ghosthouse, from Umberto Lenzi, was La Casa 3. Witchery, from Fabrizio Laurenti was La Casa 4. And this, the fifth.

Reviewed by pelhamc 6 / 10

I Devoured Their Souls

Beyond Darkness is a b horror picture about a haunted house. It's Poltergeist meets The Exorcist.

A reverend and his unsuspecting family move into a house with mysterious supernatural symptoms. Even more mysterious was why a married Protestant minister was a part of the Catholic Church, but these are details, just a minor technicality! The creepy ambient music was doled out with a heavy hand and it worked. The special effects were on point, and the tone was camp-free.

The acting was what you would want to see in this type of story. The hag and the Catholic exorcist killed it. The minister and his wife, not so much. The writing didn't make a whole lot of sense. It could have used more development, such as the backstory about the property being built on the sight of a mass witch lynching. The opening scene more than made up for the gaps in the narrative logic. Beyond Darkness is nobody's classic, but it delivers.

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 4 / 10

So much promise, so little execution

Who better to take on the La Casa franchise - films that are not sequels and are not connected to one another - than the man who made Troll 2, a movie that is not a sequel and is also not about trolls?

Yep. Claudio Fragasso (Monster Dog, Rats: Night of Terror) is in control of your movie watching experience and he's brought Troll 2 child actor Michael Stephenson along for another ride through the bottom of the movie making barrel.

A priest and his family - right off the bat, you could see that this script has holes you can drive the Landmaster from Damnation Alley through because Catholic priests can't marry - move into a new house. Bad news for them, good news for us - it was built over the graves of twenty dead witches.

Their son gets possessed, along with a radio and a meat cleaver. Oh yeah - there's also the ghost of a female serial killer who wants to eat the souls of children.

And in another of those "they should have known better" moments, this is all filmed in the same building as Fulci's The Beyond!

If you're looking for the madcap moments that Troll 2 has, you won't find them here. This is a more linear and controlled film, except for the crazed performance by David Brandon as Father George, an alcoholic priest whose contact with a demon has made him question his faith. You'll marvel as he wanders down real city streets with real people - not extras - ranting like a maniac! But what do you expect? He watched a serial killer orgasm in the electric chair surrounded by the trapped spirits of her victims!

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