The seven dreaded gateways to Hell are concealed in seven cursed places... And from the day the gates of Hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth.
The Beyond (Italian: ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà, also known as Seven Doors of Death) is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is considered by some horror film fans to be one of the best movies made by the Italian director. The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy (along with City of the Living Dead and The House by the Cemetery), The Beyond has gained a cult following over the decades, in part because of the film's gore-filled murder sequences, which had been heavily censored when the film was originally released in the United States in 1983.
A short report of me watching the Beyond:
Cool, opening gore, that's always good!
YES! A house built on one of the gateways to hell! This can only get better!
Why am I listening to seventies porn music all of a sudden?
Cool, some gore.
What's up with the blind chick with the creepy eyes?
Why is everyone screaming all the time?
Again with the porn music.
What's up in the morgue? Why is everything happening in slow motion? Why is the little girl blind now? WHY?
Everyone is screaming again.
Now books are disappearing all of sudden.
Lightning in the library? Where did those spiders come from? AND WHY ARE THEY MAKING KITTEN NOISES???
Bit of porn music.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
We blind see things more clearly.
It's not a case of whether or not you like horror films, it's a case of whether or not you like this genre of horror film. Calling it a schlock film or gorefest doesn't do it justice though. It doesn't take into account that there is some truly talented filmmaking going on here behind the most disgusting things you've ever seen on screen. It's atmospheric schlock.
The plot is simple and yet makes no sense at times. The dialogue is ludicrous in some spots. The actors seem like they are completely disconnected with what's going on in some scenes. The special effects are cheap in one scene and realistically gruesome in others. Needless…
This was the first Giallo film that I ever watched. It was highly regarded by a few of my favorite podacst hosts as being an awesome film as well as being a great Italian horror film. So I figured I'd start out strong with my first Giallo viewing.
And I tell you what, this movie was pretty awesome!!! Not knowing what to expect, I simply settled in for a good gory horror film, but what I got was a great story and some awesome gore effects, that made for one of the most entertaining horror films I've ever seen. It's got zombies, face eating tarantulas, an absolutely amazing score that creates an awesome atmosphere. You really can't ask for a…
I you like to watch plastic melting, five minutes of tarantulas walking on a floor towards a corpse and then eating it, you will love this. I didn't.
On the plus side it has a dog called Dickie and a door with the sign "Do not entry".
Lucio Fulci is just too much. Really that should say it all. I have not seen that much of his work but from what I have seen it is always rather disappointing. Disappointing in the fact that I can see moments of brilliance in his style and direction but he ruins it always with cheap scares and mountains of unnecessary gore. The guy is the epitome of a gore hound if there ever was one. In this film you have a death scene by spider mutilation that lasts almost 4 minutes long. And then you have such absurd deaths that come out of nowhere, I guess just for the sake that Fulci can kill off a character anyway he pleases.…
Arrow bluray is great. A fun movie that is mostly crazy. Joe the Plumber rules. Highly Recommended
This week Forest & Cory take a stroll through the works of the Italian "Godfather of Gore", Lucio Fulci. Forest shares how thoughts on The Beyond, while Cory recounts the infamous Zombi 2.
Also, the guys talk about attending a MUFON Conference, Forest will be seeing the musical adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey and is Michael Bay the end of film?
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Amazing supernatural zombie movie. Lucio Fulci's classic. The movie explores an interesting story line of the dead returning from an open gate to hell. The movie has it's cheesy moments of course but this just makes the movie even funner. Great blood and gore, great visuals, creepy surreal moments, and much more to be found here
it's an '80s horror movie of course i fucking liked it
Not a huge fan. Dig the ideas, but dudes, a basement in New Orleans?
Having recently watched the 2012 release Berberian Sound Studio, my mind couldn't help wander back to the scenes in that film where the actresses in the studio booth screamed at the top of their lungs; or where the sound engineers shredded heads of lettuce to create the sound of flesh tearing on the screen while silent scenes of bloody murder looped in front of them.
Fulci's The Beyond is filled with sights and sounds of that era of Italian Horror film-making and it is in these aesthetics where the true enjoyment of this movie takes place. The plot/story becomes incidental to the carnage (with some very nice gore effects, and some kind of cheeky fake spider puppeteering) and stream-of-consciousness chaos.…
This film is vintage Fulci and I love every second of it. The strangest part is that I have absolutely no idea why I like it and I don't really understand how anyone could like it - though I know people like me are legion when it comes to this film. The plot - to use the word loosely indeed - is almost non-existent. The images on the screen don't really seem to progress in any cohesive way. Almost nothing is adequately explained. Yet, it all is so damn cool.
That's Fulci. He's a man about images and his images are powerful even if they are not strung together by a reasonable plot. The music, the images, the grainy stock…
Filled with bad dialogue, a repetitive score and features a scene where an oscilloscope is bizarrely attached to a rotting corpse. But still incredibly enjoyable most likely due to the impressive special effects.
A strange, beautiful horror film. The music in and of itself is something to be appreciated, because it adds such considerable depth and articulation to the eeriness of what is onscreen. The blind girl; the eyeless plumber emerging from a blackened tub; the decayed warlock hidden behind the mildewed stonework in the flooded basement of the hotel; the sweeping, desaturated landscape which we can only surmise is purgatory or perdition. The film does not lend itself easily to interpretation, and some reviewers will not be so kind and appreciative of what is onscreen, but I thoroughly enjoyed this film and its surrealistic narrative. It would have been interesting to see how much better it might have been had Fulci not been pressured by the Italian film industry to place zombies in the film to boost sales.