By far one of my favorite endings ever. The two end up in some sort of limbo, some sort of afterlife, some refuge outside of our world, outside of our laws.What is this place? An afterlife? Lucio Fulci was an athiest so it makes me wonder what his mind was running through when creating such a scene. Is this what an athiest sees as the afterlife? I’m not too sure this is what Fulci felt, I think it’s a bittersweet notion at heart, they’ve escaped the horrors of the house but they’ve entered the gateway, the limbo. They’re in a reality their minds cannot truly comprehend, both of them being atheists would suggest they couldn’t possible comprehend what they were seeing, maybe all humans regardless of beliefs would go blind as well. But these two lose their sight in this world, in this bridge between the living and the still.
They go blind because they won’t need their vision, an old tool of our world, in this plain. This derilect of what lies beyond, the only tool they need is their minds, to explore “The sea of darkness, and all therein that may be explored… “
What will they find, what will they feel, what will they do in this refuge? Where will they go, will it corrupt or strengthen them? They leave the painful, but seemingly beautiful world of ours to enter the stark, but peaceful world of the in between. They don’t realize it, but this hell they’ve entered isn’t a hell at all, just a resting place, away from the pain of earth, away from the grimness of “home”, away from all the grief.
Losing our vision would be heart crushing to us wouldn’t it? But once something loses absolute power, the weakest force becomes the prominent and a new strength is found, the ending of one nature gives way to another… Their souls have no choice but to be stronger, and coap and face the darkness. They are explorers, prisoners, and entities of The Beyond.