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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.
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…
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.
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.
The strangest, drippiest, ooziest slice of horror this side of David Cronenberg, Stuart Gordon's "From Beyond" adapts H.P. Lovecraft into a delightfully deranged and slightly perverse piece of work. The small-scale film offers fun, gore, interesting statements on its subject, and jaw-snapping, monstrous mayhem. It is a memorably gooey and effective genre outing.
Beginning with an ill-fated experiment into another dimension, "From Beyond" centers around the scientists trying to recreate the experiment in order to solve a murder. A mix of Lovecraftian inter-dimensionality, madness, and bondage form the narrative soup, serving as a foundation for sly humor and potent, if rubbery, horror.
The production is limited in scale, but it is swift and energetic. Gordon creates a colorful canvas, with…
Profoundly weird. Disturbingly gross. Sexually twisted. Combs chews scenery. Crampton strips down to her undies. Gordon shows off his proficiency using slimy, wiggly, practical horror effects. It's basically perfect.
Le prova tutte, però #FromBeyond alla fine è un po' confuso. Tanta carne al fuoco, un sacco di FX, sadomaso, ma niente che valga il ricordo.
Strangest movie I've seen in a while. Scratch that –– Jodorowksy's DANCE OF REALITY was the strangest movie I've seen in a while. FROM BEYOND is the strangest America movie I've seen in a while, and has all the trimmings that make for a classic mind-fuck of a good time: alternate dimensions, a Lovecraftian managerie of monstrosity, and, of course, a ridiculous scene in which a good girl stereotype plays bad girl for a bit 'cause, y'know, it was the eighties.
From the people behind Re Animator, From Beyond is another movie based upon the work of HP Lovecraft.
However this is much more of a mixed bag in terms of the end product.
The cast are fine, the premise intriguing. Unfortunately the movie fails to come together as a narrative, feeling more like a collection of scenes.
This, coupled with some very questionable effects only serve to hamstring what should be an enjoyably creepy gore fest.
Lovecraft's worlds that seem terrifying and unfamiliar and are discovered by unusual individuals have always worked well as a metaphor for their inability to become a part of society and/or the close-mindedness of the society itself, not welcoming anyone different. This kinda squanders that potential by turning into a slasher starring Frieza from DBZ, significantly dropping the fun factor by shying away from the sci-fi stuff, but the practical monsters and Barbara Crampton save it. I haven't seen much of his filmography, but Gordon's films seem to always have nice lighting, and the pink/blue combination in here is really cool.
The Beyond is far away.
Everything in this film is completely bananas. It's like Cronenberg before he got out of his B-movie stage while still holding on to some sort of commentary on the entertainment and stimulation-obsessed. A wickedly fun watch for the performances and practical FX alone.
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