Stranger Things, or Weird Shit as I like to call it, contains many homages to '80s genre films much to…
Humans are such easy prey.
Scientists create a resonator to stimulate the pineal gland (sixth sense), and open up a door to a parallel (and hostile) universe. Based on a story by H. P. Lovecraft.
I caught this on cable last night and as soon as I finished it I got up, grabbed my keys and went out to go buy the Blu Ray/DVD from Scream Factory because I immediately needed to watch it again with the commentary track.
I loved Re-Animator so obviously I knew I'd really like this one too but I didn't expect to like it this much.
We get a completely different Jeffrey Combs in this movie. This time he's the victim. He's handsome. He's vulnerable. He wears a sweater.
Barbara Crampton plays a psychologist. According to the commentary track they thought she was too young to be this hot shot psychologist so they decided, "eh...give her big glasses." Genius.
As a followup to Re-Animator, it lacks that movie's subtextual/Sirkian magic, but as an exercise in disproving the old adage that "what you can't see will always be more unsettling than what you can," it's marvelous. Ultra-vivid, borderline impossible colors with special effects that somehow manage to one-up those in John Carpenter's The Thing.
Titular line report: Son of a bitch.
Thank Cthulhu for Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs
A film, that combines everything that was great in mid 80's horror; H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, a Brian Yuzna script, direction from Gordon, but best of all; 80's horror stalwarts Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree and the B-movie vixen Barbara Crampton. Combine this with copious gore, slapstick and mass deaths, 'From Beyond' is a guaranteed crowd pleaser amongst horror aficionados.
The script is basic, with the concept of a machine that stimulates an unused gland in the brain, that can make fantasies come to life. In reality, it is a film that explores the base urges that humans struggle against. Neither are done exceptionally, but this is a film that thrives on it's B-movie status and excels in a way that only…
From Beyond (1986), dir. Stuart Gordon:
Slither (2006), dir. James Gunn:
It all makes sense.
Now I just need to see Society.
Wow! What a sci-fi/horror treat. A fucking extravaganza of gore and excellent special effects, with a stellar trio fronting the insanity. From Beyond has been on my radar for so long but I took fucking ages to get round to watching it. Stupid me! It fucking rules.
Watched this film on Cineteca Nacional Macabro Film Festival in presence of Stuart Gordon.
This film will break you but you will be fine with it.
This entire film is my aesthetic. From pink and blue resonators to Barbara's leather kink.
I should really start reading the parent guide before I watch movies rated 18
Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Fest 2016 -
Ended night 2 of the fest with a midnight screening of From Beyond with star Barbara Crampton in attendance. Love this fucked up flick.
Gooey, slimy, messy, bloody good fun. H.P. Lovecraft had a messed up mind and we are all better for it. Also, #BarbaraCrampton4Ever
MVP: Barbara Crampton. She truly is a horror movie legend.
A great cosmic horror film with some very cool creatures and practical effects.
Two scientists have developed a Resonator machine that is intended to stimulate the pineal gland. One side effect of the vibration field of the machine is that it allows humans to see creatures beyond normal perception, but it also allows non-human entities to see us back! This spells trouble for the scientists as one of them is killed by a creature from "beyond" and the other is accused of his murder and locked up in an asylum.
Barbara Crampton plays the sexy psychiatrist with gigantic glasses determined to make a name for herself and prove her theory that crazy can be reversed. Invisible monsters certainly sound crazy enough to suit her theory, until she too sees the creatures and endures…
Summer of the Beast film #43
Like, there were some really fun effects and ideas (and Ken Foree in some tiny, wet orange briefs), but it was overall kind of middling for me. And, honestly, I don't have much more to say than that. Worth a watch if you like Stuart Gordon and Lovecraft, but maybe not if you don't.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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