New Yorker Liza Merril inherits an old hotel in Louisiana, and invests her savings to reopen the place. While repairing the building, many people die, and local Dr. John McCabe feels close to Liza and tries to help her to solve the mystery of the hotel. Meanwhile, Emily, a blind woman, advises Liza to leave the place as soon as possible. Later they realize that the place is one gate of hell and has been opened, permitting the dead walk on Earth. —Claudio Carvalho
Though more often than not working on a strict budget and a short time line, Lucio Fulci ranked among the masters of blood-soaked Italian horror/fantasies and sexy thrillers. Fulci’s zombie films, beginning with Zombi 2 (1979), a loose sequel of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978), are especially prized by genre aficionados for their shocking violence and graphic gore.
According to Fulci, it was the love of a woman, not a passion for cinema, that led him into filmmaking. He met her while studying medicine and working as a part-time art critic. Their affair was brief for she came from a wealthy family who lost their fortune after the war, and so wanted a man with more income. Following the breakup, Fulci spied a newspaper ad announcing the reopening of the Experimental Film Studios. Thinking a filmmaking career might provide him with an impressive income, Fulci decided to apply. The great director Luchino Visconti, impressed by Fulci’s examination, personally admitted the… read more
Fantastico Fulci. De-strutturato,anarchico fino al midollo,l'Aldilà è una pellicola che affascina e sciocca dall'inizio alla fine perchè si sono aperte le porte dell'inferno e quindi la ragione e la linearità non hanno più modo d'esistere.3 scene per me sopra tutte:l'incontro in autostrada,l'attacco all'obitorio e il finale splendido e super-evocativo.Montaggio,messa in scena e colonna sonora strepitose.4*
Ambitious Lovecraftian horror film, full of fantastic sequences from Lucho. The most perfect ending for a horror movie ever.
Lucio Fulci a traves de una serie de de sin sentidos rebasando el limite permitido en el género, cayendo en lo absurdo nos trae esta pelicula con disfrutables efectos visuales y una atmosfera bien lograda. La verdad es que se convierte en una película de comedia muy difrutable.