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Beyond the Grave (2010)

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In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.
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Rafael Tombini ... Policial - Officer
Álvaro Rosa Costa Álvaro Rosa Costa ... Franco (as Alvaro RosaCosta)
Ricardo Seffner Ricardo Seffner ... Atirador - Shooter
Amanda Lerias Amanda Lerias ... Nina (as Amanda Grimaldi)
Luciana Verch Luciana Verch ... Adriene
Leandro Lefa ... Ashley
Tatiana Paganella Tatiana Paganella ... Passageiro I - The Dark Rider I
Adriano Basegio Adriano Basegio ... O Passageiro - The Dark Rider
Marcos Guarani Marcos Guarani ... Índio - Indio
Felipe Longhi Felipe Longhi ... Anjo - Angel Eyes
Isidoro B. Guggiana ... Maquiavel - Machiavelli
Claudio Benevenga Claudio Benevenga ... Faroeste - The Old West Killer
Cassiano Griesang Cassiano Griesang ... Espaguete - The Spaghetti Killer
Daniel Bacchieri Daniel Bacchieri ... Cangaceiro - The Bandit
Lindon Satoru Shimizu Lindon Satoru Shimizu ... Samurai - The Samurai (as Lindon Shimizu)
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In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.

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Justice... in this or any other world.


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Brazil

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Portuguese | Japanese | Guarani

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13 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Más allá de la tumba See more »

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Lockheart Filmes See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Winner of the Most Cool Award at the 3rd PollyGrind Underground Film Festival (2012). See more »

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Title Card: No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself - Friedrich Nietzsche
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References Cemetery Man (1994) See more »

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Passado (Hafen Toten, Das Lied)
Written by Felipe Longhi
Arranged by Vagner Cunha
Performed by Lúcia Passos and Vagner Cunha
Published by Lockheart Filmes Ltda.
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Boring and disappointing in almost every level.
12 September 2010 | by marcosxxxmSee all my reviews

I've been waiting a long time to see this film. It was announced A LONG time ago as the first Brazilian zombie movie ever made (which was a flat out lie, since there were three zombie flicks from Brazil out already), and it's release was first announced in 2008! Anyway, I finally got to watch the premiere last September 9th on the festival "Cinefantasy". There was a big deal about it, the director was there, it was supposed to be a very exciting event, at least I thought so.

Talk about disappointment! The movie is sooooooo boring, the pacing is just beyond awful. No movie that involves zombies, satanism and a serial killer should make you yawn every 5 minutes. I saw many people taking a nap, others were texting, others simply left the room.

Let's get to the specifics (without spoilers):

THE GOOD:

  • The Photography isn't bad. You can tell that some work was put into making this film look as less amateurish as possible.


  • The audio is OK, although I'm completely against dubbing. Makes the movie sound very 60s. I much prefer direct sound.


  • The main character is not a bad actor, he delivers his lines quite well, but whoever decided on his wardrobe should never work as a costume designer again. He needs to lose those glasses, cut that mullet, lose the lame suit, and also a few pounds.


THE BAD:

  • Script: I don't know the exact budget for the movie, but I know it wasn't low enough to justify not hiring a professional to supervise the script. The dialogue is boring, arrogant, unjustified and simply very very very badly written. Honestly, it's really bad!


  • Lockheart?? Is that really the best name for the lead character of a Brazilian movie?


  • Focus: there is none here. As a zombie fan, I would have loved this to be another zombie flick for my collection, but it isn't. The movie tries to mash a bunch of different styles, sometimes it wants to be a satanic themed movie, sometimes it wants to be a western, a cop movie, a serial killer movie, and a zombie movie. It ends up being none of the above. It's just a messy, confusing, and most of all boring movie.The problem is actually pretty simple: bad directing.


  • The movie has no sense of humor whatsoever. And it needed some. It's not even close to being good enough of a movie NOT to use some slapstick humor. Did the director or any of the producers ever seen the horror flicks Sam Raimi makes? They could have learned from them. The lack of humor in "Beyond the Grave" just makes the movie all the more tedious and arrogant.


  • Makeup: OK at some points... atrocious in others (specially the zombies). come on people! If you're going to make a movie with zombies, at least do a respectable job with their make up! I won't get into the plot holes because I don't want to risk spoilers, I'll just say that there are many of them (plot holes that is).


Concluding, Brazil is not known for Its zombie movies. Filmmakers from around here are just starting to make those kinds of movies, and "Beyond the Grave" (although a good effort), is without a doubt the weakest one yet. I wouldn't even categorize it as a zombie movie, it's more like a boring and confusing movie that happens to contain a few zombies here and there.

The biggest flaw here is that the makers of the movie think that it's a work of art. The directors statements are very clear that he thinks his team has produced a revolutionary movie, when in fact, it's the most boring, and arrogant zombie related film ever to come out of Brazilian cinema.

I have all the sympathy in the world for independent films, but It's very difficult to recommend this one. If you are a true die-hard fan who thinks "The Stiknk of Flesh" (2005) is a masterpiece, than you might enjoy "Beyond the Grave".

2.5 out of 10 (at best!)


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