THE OBSESSED (the best of me)
Being hailed as Albania’s first horror film, THE OBSESSED (the best of me) is a body horror film with a bevy of practical FX that includes loads of blood, gore, and a penis with a mouth, teeth and tongue included.
“A body horror freely inspired to the real story of Ricardo López, Bjork’s stalker.”
The story of López is a rather terrifying one. Obsessed with Icelandic musician Bjork for a few years, López became enraged when she began a relationship with fellow musician Goldie. Making video diaries for months, López sent a letter bomb to Bjork that was full of sulfuric acid in an attempt to kill her or, at the very least, devastatingly maim her. After he sent the package, he filmed himself explaining his plan before committing suicide. Police found his body and the video, allowing them to contact British authorities who intercepted the package before it could reach Bjork. A sad twist that López didn’t know was that Bjork and Goldie had separated a few days before he sent his package.
Directed by Domiziano Cristopharo, THE OBSESSED (The Best of Me) stars Jacopo Tomassini, Elisa Carrera Fumagalli, and Bjordi Mezini.
Domiziano cristopharoDirectorHouse of Flesh Mannequins, Red Krokodil, Phobia
Andrea CavalettoWriterHidden in the woods
BAD TRIP Bros.Producer
Jacopo TomassiniKey Cast"Ricardo"
Elisa Carrera FumagalliKey Cast"Eva"Phobia, Deep Web xxx
Genres:horror, scifi, extreme
Runtime:1 hour 26 minutes 30 seconds
Production Budget:30,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Albania
Country of Filming:Albania
NEW EXTREME HORROR SCI-FI PRODUCTION COMPANY BASED IN TIRANA
ENGLISH: Domiziano Cristopharo, an independent film director from Rome, has been the first Italian director in years to try and revive the erotic/horror film genre. Ten years ago he obtained enormous audience and critical acclaim with HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS (starring international horror actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice). HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS won six international awards and eight international film festival presentations.
Domiziano Cristopharo has frequently been compared as a perfect mix between Fellini and Dario Argento: Cristopharo's aesthetic has a vintage quality: he is simultaneously extreme in style, shocking, and yet classic.
In his career he worked also with/for: Carlo De Mejo (City of living Dead), Maria Rosaria Omaggio (Nightmare city), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Frank Laloggia (Lady in white), Venantino Venantini (Ladyhawke), Giovanni Lombardo Radice/John Morghen (Cannibal Ferox), Mariagrazia Cucinotta (El dia de la bestia), Stefano Cassetti (Roberto Succo), Romano Scavolini (Nightmare in a damaged Brain), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies), Lucio A. Rojas (Trauma)
2020 The House Guest
2020 61: Scorecard Killer
2019 Tales to tell IN THE DARK
2019 Ill - Final Contagium (segment THE BODY)
2019 Nightmare Symphony
2019 7 SINS (segment LUST)
2018 The Obsessed
2018 What have you done, Daniel?
2018 DEEP WEB XXX (segment CRUISING)
2017 PHOBIA (segment MAGEIROCOPHOBIA)
2017 POE 4: The Black Cat
2017 Mad Macbeth
2017 Grindsploitation 3 Video Nasty (segment "NO One Will Be Safe")
2017 Dark Waves
2014 THE TRANSPARENT WOMAN
2014 P.O.E. 3 "Pieces Of Eldritch"
2014 DOLL SYNDROME
2012 H. P. LOVECRAFT'S 2 Left Arms
2012 Red Krokodil
2012 P.O.E. 2 Project of Evil (episode "TARR&FETHER)
2011 SHOCK - My Abstraction of Death
2011 P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie (episode "Maelzel's Chess-Automaton")
2010 HYDE'S SECRET NIGHTMARE
2010 BLOODY SIN - Oltretomba
2009 The MUSEUM of WONDERS
2008 HOUSE of Flesh Mannequins