Brutal…ly awesome. Buio Omega is strictly for the gore hounds. This is horror/porn aficionado D’Amato at his simultaneous best and most depraved. Alternately known as Beyond The Darkness, I only saw this film once as a teenager (blind rented it from Blockbuster in the mid-90s, when it was listed under the film title Buried Alive), but I never forgot it. However, the full-length trailer does a great job of reminding me as to what I had witnessed many years ago (the trailer itself contains gory spoilers galore, but who cares? Enjoy!). And Cinzia Monreale (who plays the deceased fiance) is stunning in this as well as in Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, where she plays Emily the blind girl. Speaking of which, if you have The Beyond DVD by Grindhouse Releasing, there’s a recent interview with Cinzia (as part of the wonderful Voices From The Beyond section) which is not only interesting and informative, but also effectively displays just how gracefully this Italian beauty has aged (mamma mia!). Yeah, I’m a fan, alright. Also, this film contains one of the most realistic autopsy scenes ever captured on film. And contrary to illogical popular belief, no actual corpses were used; just great make-up, ample use of pigs’ guts, strategic editing and a superbly nude, breath-holding performance by Ms. Monreale. And to top it all off, the funky/synthy cheese-tastic score provided by legendary prog-rock band and Italian horror staple Goblin is one of their best and is surely not one to be missed (if you can’t find a vinyl/CD copy, just DL it like I did). After re-reading the plot synopsis above, it’s clear that, even with all graphic gore aside, this film deals with some pretty sick subject matter. And as a horror fanatic, what more could you ask for?