• Martin Jensen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Martin Jensen 12 Apr, 2014

    Wow. I know I've been handing out the 5 stars like candy recently, but... this film's bizarre visceral impact is undeniable. Whether that appeals to you is another thing. It definitely appeals to me.

    I did have one quibble with the cinematography. I was surprised to find it had been shot on film, because it looked like digital trying to emulate film. It seemed like half of it was out of focus, enough for me to be convinced it was…


  • Erick Moro

    ★★★★★ Watched by Erick Moro 03 Jan, 2014

    Sharp and open leave me alone and sleeping less every night as the days become heavier and weighted, waiting in the cold light
    A noise, a scream tears my clothes as the figurines tighten with spiders inside them
    I touched her eyes, pressed my stained face
    I will never be clean again

    The Cure – The Figurehead

    Beyond The Black Rainbow is absolutely remarkable as a manifestation of baroque and gothic aesthetic in film, rescuing from centuries ago…


  • Steve Austin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Steve Austin 16 Nov, 2013

    The year is 1983; the place, Arboria, a commune offering a new approach to well-being, but harbouring something darker at its core. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers) has been experimenting on Elena (Eva Allen) and seems to be opening up her latent telekinetic powers while keeping her heavily sedated. Nyle has a deep troubled history of his own, dating back to psychotropic drug experimentation in his youth and it becomes more apparent through the interaction with this new specimen. When I…


  • Brian O'Blivion

    ★★★★★ Added by Brian O'Blivion

    It's the John Maus album of '80s (and '70s and '60s) surreal and existential sci-fi/horror cinema. An idealized, laser-precise vision of our past, like a perfect NES emulator running Ninja Gaiden II the way you remember it in your most vivid dreams. It's your life flashing before your eyes, the camera cruising down the underground hallways of your memory. There are different types of derivation and homage, and this is my favorite.


  • CT Davenport

    ★★★★★ Added by CT Davenport

    This film has replaced 2001: A Space Odyssey, as my favorite film of all time. It is certainly not for everyone, and I will be the first to acknowledge that, but personally Beyond The Black Rainbow has everything I look for in a film. Great visuals, phenomenal soundtrack, convincing actors, compelling story and characters, well set tone, and beautiful cinematography.


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  • Matt

    ★★★★★ Watched by Matt 01 Mar, 2013

    Nothing compares.


  • Hollie Horror

    ★★★★★ Watched by Hollie Horror 27 Mar, 2013 42

    "No matter where you go - There you are." B. Banzai

    Beyond the Black Rainbow starts out with 1 9 8 3, the year of my birth, my first breath. We then read the words: "A state of mind, a way of being, A practical application of an abstract ideal, Born of a dream to create a reality, A different way to think, A new wave to live, A perfect way to believe."

    The film starts out with heavy use…


  • DeadByDawn

    ★★★★★ Added by DeadByDawn

    An amazing retro 80s horror/sci fi hybrid. Like a two hour music video for the love child of John Capenter and Tron....in a good way


  • Derek Pegritz

    ★★★★★ Added by Derek Pegritz

    Incredible trippy homage to "New Wave" sci-fi films of the 1970s and early 1980s. Slow, spacey, and atmospheric, Beyond the Black Rainbow revels in cinematic precedents set by such films as The Man Who Fell to Earth, THX-1138, and Altered States. It may or may not make any sense, but it's beautifully-shot, engaging, creepy as hell, and features one of the best retro analog-synth soundtracks I've ever heard. I cannot recommend this film enough for fans of '70s avant-garde sci-fi…


  • GipsyDanger

    ★★★★★ Added by GipsyDanger

    I have no idea what the fuck this was about; but it was cool as hell.


  • Steve Carlson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Steve Carlson 21 Jan, 2013 7

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.