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"Beyond The Darkness" Boxart

Let's see, a wealthy (through inheritence from his parents passing) and obsessive taxidermist, Frank, loses the love of his life, Anna, to "natural causes". Frank decides he is going to keep her around one way or the other. So Frank, as any normal man would do, naturally proceeds to exhume her corpse, preserve her body and keep her in a bedroom in his estate. Hey, it could happen.
Well, throw in Frank's (just as insane) maid, Iris, who wants Frank all to herself in her own sadistic way and does just about anything to see to it that happens. That means all who play "Scooby Doo" or happen to know too much, well you know. Of course, this also makes for another jacked up relationship. Why the hell not?!
So who can make sense of this twisted tale of, uhh, twist..ed..ness, you ask? Mr. Joe D'Amato, that's who!

Twistedness is a word. I saw it.

Cheeser Meter: 8.3 out of 10 (Based on 2 ratings, rate this movie)
Year: 1979
Copyright: 1979
Tagline: A fate worse than death!
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Who Picked This Movie?
It was Captain Cool who gave us the pleasure of viewing this gem.

Frank - Kieran Canter
Anna & Elena V�lkl - Cinzia Monreale
Iris - Franca Stoppi
Mr. Kale - Sam Modesto

Directed by - Joe D'Amato
Written by - Ottavio Fabbri and
Giacomo Guerrini

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Captain Cool - 8.5 out of 10

I don't know if I would have ever wanted anyone besides D'Amato handling this one. ...

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Fox - 8 out of 10

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Check list

Random violence- yes
With someone's eye- yes
Uppercuts- no
Another kickass Goblin score- yes
Iris. The end.- yes

Look For

Is that Matt Damon?
Is that Hilary Swank?
Yep. Hearbeats are that loud. I saw it.
Whaar's m'pruunes?!
She said make love, not flatline her, moron!
Iris is hot.
I guess if women were looking for a way to get their man to shut up, take notes.
MMMMmmm, that's some gooood eatin'!
I was saving that for dinner, ass!
Hey man, think your Casio's broke.
Seriously, you don't think Iris is hot?
Damn. That easy to pick up chicks, huh?
Girl giving you problems? Just eat her neck.
Duck, duck, duck...Goose!
Damn. Guess I missed "Ladies Night".
See why she dances by her damn self.
WHAT flashlight?!
Feinting is better than running away. I saw it.
Girl giving you problems? Just eat her face.
Heat lamp?! What is this, KFC?
Again, you really don't think Iris is hot?

Best Lines

Iris - "There was a telephone call for you from the hospital."
Frank - "What? Why the hell didn't you tell me right away? Stupid idiot!"

Frank: "Sorry!"
Old Man - "Where'd you get your license!?"

Frank: "I've had enough of you, you old slut!"

Final Verdict
Doesn't get more dysfunctional than this. Wait, I'm sure it does. Regardless, it's still a great watch. Highly recommended!

Screen Shots:
Title screen
Embalming makes good tomato soup
You don't need those fingernails anyway
Preparing the wife-doll
Iris chops, boils in acid...
...digs, buries...
...and chows down with nary a hand washed!
Strange and slightly stinky threesome

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