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Watching this on psilocybin mushrooms proved enriching. The imaginative weaving of the various Faustus legends (as told by Goethe and Marlowe) speaks volumes about Svankmajer's original retellings. By combining his incredible stop-motion animation genius with old-school Czech puppetry, Faust becomes a rabbit hole of unseen worlds, as Svankmajer films are an experience in itself. Blending the occult, Prague and devil puppets, this is easily one of Svankmajer's greatest masterpieces.
Said to be Lucio Fulci's best film, The Beyond is a classic blood-gushing occult-horror film set in an elderly Louisiana plantation compact with supernatural gateways linking the dead with the living. The best part about this film is its mention of the Book of Eibon (Liber Ivonis), a scarce occult volume taken from the dream worlds of Lovecraft. Definitely worth a watch, even if just for the blood-curdling death scenes...
Based on the original Bugliosi book, and from the perspective of Vincent Bugliosi himself, taking the role as narrator, this film attempts to break down the events in a Law and Order-esue manner. Though not as bewitching as the Helter Skelter book itself, the film is tolerable enough, with good acting and believable enough actors. Certainly the best Charles Manson depiction, played by Steve Railsback. Being a Manson aficionado, the film has its moments from a dramatized standpoint. The best available footage related to The Family would have to be the 1973 documentary entitled 'MANSON', containing actual footage, interviews and music.