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... LAltrove was
born as a short movie, but the director decided to realize
new sequences necessary to transform the short into a feature
film. LAltrove/The Beyond is the first feature film
of the director Ivan Zuccon.
BIO-FILMOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
IVAN ZUCCON is a 28-year-old who studied law but started
making films in 1993, initially on super-8 and later on video.
His short films include: LAmico di Nessuno, La Radio,
Zone dOmbra, Una Favola di Morte and a half-hour version
of LAltrove (made in 1998). DeGenerazione (1998), LUltima
Cena (1999) and LAlbero Capovolto (2000). Feature Film,
the long version of LAltrove (70 mins - 2000). In 1999/2000
Ivan Zuccon was an assistant to the Italian director Pupi
Avati for the film La Via degli Angeli. On April 2000 signed
a contract with Prescription Films for the International Distribution
of the feature film LAltrove/The Beyond. From August
the 15 to September the 30, will be on the set of the sequel
of LAltrove. The new film will be entitled Il Figlio
dellAltrove / Call of Beyond.
Screen at the 2000
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.