I tell ya…sometimes, they really do get it better overseas than we do here. Don’t get me wrong, I loves me some good ol’ US of A, but when it comes to horror, you can’t really beat some of the great stuff being released in England, or in Spain, or Korea. Case in point? Imago Mortis, from Italian director Stefano Bessoni. Released already in Italy with an upcoming release in Spain, there’s still no US release date set, sadly. Starring Geraldine Chaplin, Imago Mortis tells a pretty gruesome tale:
They say that in the 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Girolamo Fumagalli was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing the victim’s eyeballs, it was possible to reproduce on paper the last image imprinted on that person’s retinas. He named this technique ‘thanatography’. Today, the same kind of gruesome ritual and abominable crime recurs within the walls of an international school of cinema.
How can that premise not be cool? Especially when paired with this excellent trailer, and the poster above (courtesy of Aullidos)?
Keep an eye on IoM for more US release information (or a review if I can get my hands on an import disc) as soon as we can get it to you!