BEYOND THE GRAVE (2010)
I usually avoid post-apocalyptic zombie films with generic titles, but something told me to give this one a shot. Sibylline clairvoyance? Innate intuition? Cash? No, no, no...I had read laudatory words about this Brazilian genre dish, so I wanted to see it for myself. Beyond the Grave is certainly unique. A tale of demonic possession and undead rot mixes organic horror with mystic singularity. The scenes of isolated bestiality (not that kind of bestiality, you macabre bezonian) are shot with tact, a kind of professionalism I wasn't expecting from a no-budget shocker. The acting is premium, and the characters are developed to the point where you don't want their flesh to be ingested.
Unfortunately, the pace flatlines at disadvantageous times. I can't sugarcoat it; Beyond the Grave is pretty damn boring when it shouldn't be. Also, I wasn't clear on several plot details, but that may have been purposeful on writer/director Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro's part. It's hard to judge. I'm sure that you're capable of constituting your own opinion. Overall, I liked this moody sucker. Blemishes are omnipresent, but they aren't deal breakers. You fucking bezonian.