Halloween Film Spotlight Pt. 2

Today's horror movie spotlight is one of my favorites: Dellamorte Dellamore or Cemetery Man in the English version (2004). It's an Italian film by director Michele Soavi that is equal parts zombie horror film, love story, and dark comedy. The mood and atmosphere are both chilling and strangely beautiful. This is a zombie film with a lot of class.

Dellamorte is the guardian of a cemetery who finds that the dead are coming back to life and it is his task to make sure they stay dead. But when a woman he loves is among the dead, the task becomes a bit more complicated. In this task he is joined by his childlike and innocent brother, who keeps his innocence even as Dellamorte becomes more cynical about life. Watch the trailer here.

According to the IMDB's Bruno Bruno Iannazzo: This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most successful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the duality between love and dead (in Italian "dellamore" means "of love" and "dellamorte" means "of death"), a duality that Dellamorte feels in a really hard way. He is the guardian of the cemetery of Buffalora, a little town in the north of Italy, in which, we don't know why, corpses rise from tombs and Dellamorte has to destroy them. Dellamorte seems not to ask to himself why this happen, he shoots and loves. But at the end he wants to leave Buffalora...

Some clips below: