70 mins | Italia | IMDb
THE DARKNESS BEYOND (L'Altrove) "Where is the book?"
Baghdad 1571, philosopher Al Caleb is asked by Dr. John Dee to translate some pages of the "Necronomicon" from ancient arabic. Arkam 500 years later: a copy of the Necronomicon, the terrible book written by Abdul Alhazred, able to stir up the most obscure forces of darkness, is still in the hands of men. Survivors of the human race, on the brink of extinction, are fighting a war without time against the creatures of darkness embodied by their dead compainons. Inspired by the visionary genius of H.P. Lovecraft.
The tales of Lovecraft that have influenced the movie are: The History of the Necronomicon, The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Descendant (completed by Frank Thierney), The Book, The Nameless City, and others... L’Altrove was born as a short movie, but the director decided to realize new sequences necessary to transform the short into a feature film. L’Altrove/The Beyond is the first feature film of the director Ivan Zuccon.