During Italian Horror Week we will be offering suggestions as to some Italian movies that you might pick up from Diabolik DVD. You might stumble across them while taking part in the scavenger hunt through their catalog although they might not necessarily be on movies you’ll have to find to take the $50 gift card. It’s important to remember that Diabolik DVD is a company that is run by horror/cinema fans like you and me. These guys are part of the team known as Exhumed Films who give you amazing double features, movie marathons and the great 24 Hour Horror-thon in October. While Exhumed Films is done for the love of film, Diabolik DVD is a living breathing epicenter of commerce. Supporting them is good for horror and affords us a non-Amazon outlet to obscure titles.
Just remember, there was a time before the big ecommerce sites when you had to go to smaller distribution centers or even rely on bootlegged copies of these films in order to get your fix. The quality wasn’t always so great, right guys? You’d never know which cut of the movie you’d be getting, remember? You might even get a completely different film than you ordered and be stuck holding a rather expensive paper weight (there was a time when people didn’t understand PAL). By not supporting smaller companies like Diabolik DVD it is possible to see the little guy get the boot, the big guy could adjust their product inventory and you might be completely without access to titles like these. If it happened to your mom and pop video store, it can happen to your favorite DVD seller. Support the good guys. Support horror and, yes, the horror community is a real thing… IT LIVES!
The Italian Gothic Horror Classic Now Restored In HD From the Original Negative With All-new Bonus Features!
From 1965 and directed by Mario Caiano famed for directing Nazi Love Camp 27, this one’s been released under a few different names with different running times and features our beloved Barbara Steele (the gorgeous Barbara Steele to be more respectful). It was released as The Faceless Monster (see cover below) and Lovers from Beyond the Tomb. The score even features the great Ennio Morricone.
From Wiki (yeah, sometimes I use Wiki when it they get it right):
A sadistic count tortures and murders his unfaithful wife and her lover, then removes their hearts from their bodies. Discovering that his wife drew up a new will giving her fortune to her institutionalized sister, the count marries her and the new wife experiences nightmares and hauntings. The ghosts of the slain return to exact their bloody revenge, until their hearts are destroyed.
Make sure to stop by Diabolik DVD and grab this classic example of the silver age of Italian cinema just before the big boom of the 70’s.