sorry for the mistakes!
Directly from '"Oltretomba", an “exercise de style” by
Domiziano Cristopharo, one of the most interesting directors of the new
"genre films" wave, which seems to enjoy very much behind the camera.
His fun passes the screen and reaches the viewer, the lover of a
certain movies. In this film of 2011 he mix a large numbers of things
techniques, with inserts "Stop Motion" and comic and using the hated
(by us and it is only our problem), split screen.
And above Cristopharo manage well a certain seductive aesthetic (the
film itself as "Glam") in photography with the inevitable and wanted
trash. Maria Rosaria Omaggio and the cameos by Ruggero Deodato and
Venatino Venatini, join a young and effective cast, with Lorenzo
Balducci and Nancy De Lucia of the best known names. To Roberta Gemma,
the star of the film is entrusted the inevitable and unavoidable
majority of tits, which comes after a long wait and coincides with the
explosion of the film in all characteristics. Those that a "B movie"
must have: blood, sex, sinister characters, nazi, corrupt church.
A beautiful chapter of genre films whose genesis increases our positive
review. Reportedly "Bloody Sin" would be inspired by some found boards
of “Oltretomba” a popular series of horror comics, erotic
and then porn which we will discuss in another post. Even if this thing
were not true, "Bloody Sin" is a tribute to the successful series of
“Ediperiodici E.Borlandi” and resumes in full its
We are in the period of the Inquisition. In the castle of Olevano
Romano usual corrupt clergy justice a man. The executioners are none
other than Ruggero Deodato and Venatino Venatini and the victim
launches the most classic of curses. We fly then in 1974 in the United
States and more specifically in the drafting of the erotic magazine
"Bizarre" directed by Miss Steele, a really good Maria Rosaria Omaggio.
Her magazine in great crisis, due to feminism, and to try to regain
success she sends a troupe in Olevano’s castle to make a
horror/sexy comic. Photographer Johnny Morghen (Lorenzo Balducci), the
assistant Helen (Nancy De Lucia) the makeup artist Rita (Clio Evans)
and model Barbara (Roberta Gemma) travel to Italy and as the best and
worst horror films them end in a creepy castle.
There is Mr. Lenzi, there is the noble Terence Fischer and there is the
disturbing elderly mother. Here the story explodes. Johnny is found
dead, Fischer falls in love with Helen and the Inquisition legends
increase the sense of mystery and anxiety, not to mention that then, as
is easily conceivable, the family has a direct lineage with the
inquisitor and also with some Nazi leader.
A long list of inspirations ranging from Luis Buñuel to "Il Boia
Scarlatto" (especially) through "Buio Omega" and several episodes of
horror erotic extremes movies join a long list of tributes to artists
like the names of the characters say. Domitian Christopharo
proves to be a clever and very good director, who also thanks to the
excellent music composed by Kristian Sensini and sung by Giovanna,
gives us a good genre films. .