I finally got around to seeing this excellently grim take on death by maestro Lucio Fulci 'DOOR INTO SILENCE' aka 'LA PORTA DEL SILENZIO'-1991 which resembles many an episode of past Television and Horror film forays by utilizing actor John Savage as an accident victim caught between the world of reality and afterlife. Almost a partial remake of Director Herk Harvey's classic 'CARNIVAL OF SOULS'-1962 which uses the Salt Lake City terrain for its canvas, here Fulci places Savage into pre-Katrina New Orleans as the cinematography by Giancarlo Ferrando weaves an unsettlingly eerie feel in each frame of the films 88 minute running time. It is the length which is its only flaw and yet Fulci never lets you take your eyes off the screen where the increasing nightmare of Savage's dilemma unfolds in a painfully poignant ballet of terror. Fulci turns off the gore and goes for good old fashioned atmospherics for his prophetic message on death 5 years before the grim reaper would take him after complications from diabetes. Almost collaborating with Director Dario Argento on 'WAX MASK' aka 'MASCHERA DI WAX' which would be completed by Makeup effects master Sergio Stivaletti in 1997, this film remains a beautiful swan song to an incredible career of haunting photoplays which incompassed every facet of Horror. Kudos to Severin films for releasing it in a beautiful full screen transfer in English , alas, there are no extras but its worth it for all Fulci completists and fans of subtle terror.