Ready for some fanzy art-house horror movie? Brazilian director Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro has come up with a crimy and glorified little piece of zombie-western, produced by Lockheart Filmes LTDA. We at Goregasmic Cinema haven't seen it yet, but it's about time to give it a shoot pretty soon. It has been out on the market for a while by now, but we want you to be sure and take a closer look at it.

"BEYOND THE GRAVE is the result of six years of struggle. From the glimpse of an idea to the final cut, it has been a journey full of ups and downs in the production side, Pinheiro says. What I tried to do, along with my crew, was to create a unique world, full of empty spaces and characters whose lives are the last breath of human existence. It's a simple film, with ideas that I hope fulfill your expectations and your desire as an audience for different and new visions in filmmaking. Cinema is the chance to see through each other's eyes. This is my world view. I hope in humility that some of you find this journey satisfying as an aesthetic and human experience."

The film is winner of 14 international awards and selected for more than 70 film festivals around the world including Sitges Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival, among others. 

"Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro has come up with a movie that manages to hit marks and beats that others out there don’t. BEYOND THE GRAVE is an impressive, original and cautious movie that deserves your attention. After all, innovative horror from Brazil may rise once again." (Jason Meredith, CiNEZiLLA)

"Zombies, demons, cowboys and indians, samurai swords and muscle cars, this film has
f***ing everything. (...) It’s Dawn of the Dead, Stake Land, Fallen, Once Upon A Time in the
West and Road Warrior, spliced together with scotch tape and soaked in LSD."
(Annie Riordan, Brutal As Hell)

"In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer. He finds in his way groups of survivors. Some violent, some struggling to get by in this new place full of mystical dangers where humanity seems on the brink of extinction.

Shooter and Nina, a couple of teenagers, are the first living souls to cross paths with the Officer on his quest for the Dark Rider, a mystical man who has cost the life of several. The Officer and the Teenage Couple bond and go forward in this empty world. Always following the Returners, the living dead, who travels toward the places where The Rider has been, they find themselves at the risk of slaughter.

The first signs of humanity they encounter are Franco, Adriene and Ashley, a trio that managed to survive in a school far from any civilization. The Officer, Shooter and Nina take place among the new survivors for a few days, until conflict arises between Ashley and the Officer and they decide to continue their quest for the Dark Rider.

They find the Dark Rider in a Psycho Ward. The battle that ensues is the re-encounter of two old enemies, The Officer and the Rider, settling old debts older than time. In a final duel, they fight a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil."

"Beyond the Grave is a self-financed endeavor. Once upon a time, we were looking for financing for the film and my best friend (who wanted to get into the movies) and now is my business partner Isidoro B. Guggiana asked me if he brought up 50% of the financing, I could put the other 50%. I said yes, we shaked hands and the rest is history, as they say. It’s a film forged in friendship.

I guess you could call BEYOND THE GRAVE “world cinema” more than only genre iteration. I tried to bring in everything I had learned about cinema and life from the beginning of my conscious life till the moment of locking the cut. I think we should be respectful of genre, of course, but a rigid tone is more important than a rigid genre. We’re in an age where amalgamations are common nature in art. Cinema shouldn’t be excluded.

Brazilian genre filmmaking will find its own ground in a few years. There is an accumulation of unexplored themes as well as a first generation that comes out of college without preconceptions about what genre cinema can do. I think the crossing of these two elements will create a very particular school not so distant from the recent South Korean boom of stylish and strong genre features at 2000s." - Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro

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