The Beyond ★★★★

Haven't delved much into Italian horror, but I'm liking what I'm seeing if this film is an indication. Lucio Fulci really shows a keen insight into what makes horror work, and what makes a film work, and although the marriage of his ideas to celluloid isn't quite as clean as I'd like... at least it still makes great horror!

Honestly, I will say this movie probably doesn't play well for a modern audience -- I was pretty enraptured *almost* the entire time, but some stretches can get a bit boring. However the absolutely excellent background score kept drawing me in again and again no matter what.

This also now has one of my favorite horror movie endings ever. A serene nightmare.