From Beyond (1986)
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as Dr. Katherine McMichaels
as Crawford Tillinghast
as Dr. Edward Pretorius
as Buford `Bubba' Brownlee
as Dr. Roberta Bloch
as Hester Gilman
as Jordan Fields
as Ambulance Driver
as Patient in Straitjacket
as Shock Technician
as Bondage Girl
Critic Reviews for From Beyond
Faithful to that netherworld of Lovecraft's fiction where otherworldly monsters lurk just under the fabric of our reality.
From Beyond doesn't quite measure up [to Re-Animator] -- it's not trashy enough and it doesn't have the insane tunnel vision of the first movie -- but in its own way, this is quite a job.
From Beyond comes from the collective that brought you Re-Animator, and whilst it never quite manages to reach the same heights, it's still a worthy successor and definitely worth your time..
The special effects are sensational, creating fascinating grotesqueries and mutilative, fleshly horrors with makeup, prosthetics, and gooey puppeteering.
The film demands that you be ready to deal with how non-stop gross it is, and will not slow down for you if that proves to be too much.
Audience Reviews for From Beyond
It grows tense and mysterious with excellent special effects and make-up while always holding our interest, but in the last half-hour it goes completely astray and over the top, losing its direction and becoming a hilarious mess with an insane climax.
A pair of mad scientists develop a device that activates the pineal gland, allowing them access to the "beyond." This is an obvious attempt by director Stuart Gordon to repeat the formula that worked so well in his debut, RE-ANIMATOR---R-rated update of an H.P. Lovecraft idea starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton---but it lacks the black comedy, outrageousness and originality that made the early film a hit.
Stuart Gordon has made a terrific film with Re-Animator continues that streak with From Beyond, another film based on the works of H.P Lovecraft. The result is a highly entertaining film that delivers a unique viewing experience. Brilliantly acted by a cast comprising of some of the most memorable names in horror, this film definitely is a thrill from start to finish. This is a shocking, horrifying film with great gore effects that is sure to please the most die-hard gore hound. Stuart Gordon has always been a top-notch director in the genre and with From Beyond, he solidifies his reputation as one of the best directors in the genre. This is a well crafted Sci Fi horror film that has hints of the body horror genre. Stuart Gordon's understanding of the horror medium. The plot is terrific and there are some great performances by Ken Foree and Jeffrey Combs who make the film worth seeing. Stuart Gordon keeps the ball rolling with memorable gore effects that really stand out. This is a sick film that relies on gore and surrealism elements that add to the film's story. This is among the best of 80's horror. The film is also one of best films by Stuart Gordon who helmed Re-Animator and that's saying something. This is a riveting picture that is a bloody good time from start to finish. If you love Gordon's work on Re-Animator, then this film is for you. Brilliantly constructed, directed and acted, this is horror at its finest, and a film that shouldn't be passed up.