We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
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.
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
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.
Fulci doesn't go for the juggler he goes straight for the eyeballs (Figuratively and Narratively) and delivers visually terrifying imagery that incensed the censors and made mainstreamers tinkle a little in their pants!
Final Word: Where the heck has this movie been my whole life! It's the perfect mood setter for Halloween!
Film #20 of Hoop-Tober
Scariness level: Eyes/10
I don't want to write a review really as I'm in a state of apathy towards currently writing reviews; partially because I'm tired of writing when I'm sure no-one actually reads them, and also I'm not actually happy with what I write. But, I'm sort of obligated (as per rules) to write something. So admittedly, after this hoop-tober challenge is over, I'll be taking (hopefully taking) a short break to concentrate on writing elsewhere. Not a different website: but different mediums of literature which will hopefully keep me engaged and not negligent.
Onto the film. I sort of liked it. Mostly for its violence which is very extreme and super-extended. Other than that,…
Horror has always been one of my least favourite genres—which happens because I've grown watching the type of horror films I usually hate, which are the ones that try to be taken too seriously and that try to scare you using the most predictable tricks, using cheap jump scares to keep you interested in the story. I've always disliked that type of methodical and too careful horror films because I always found myself bored and anything but scared or disturbed while watching them.
Recently, I've watched several horror b-movies and I found that the horror genre can actually be fascinating and, above all, fun if it's put to good use. Take Fulci's The Beyond as an example, it's completely absurd,…
Just as I thought I was starting to make real progress with regard to understanding Italian horror, along comes The Beyond and suddenly I don't think anything will ever make sense again.
It's not because I didn't understand the plot of The Beyond. I got that part. I just don't think I get Lucio Fulci's style and I don't get why both films I've seen from him so far have such shit music. I'm not singling him out for criticism on that front, by the way. It just strikes me that Italian horror's method of creating atmosphere and adding to any nervewracking visuals was to have trumped up porn music wow-wowing…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"And you will face the sea of darkness, and all therein that may be explored."
The Beyond is my favourite Lucio Fulci movie (so far), a wonderful film from a man that hated eyeballs and loved blondes. In this gem, seven pathways to Hell are opened and all kinds of crazy shit spills out. That's exactly how I described the movie to a friend who had not seen it, because it doesn't make much more sense than that (which is the charm of it).
The movie has so much going for it - a beautiful lead actress, spiders gnawing on a man's face (LOL!), corpses nailed to walls, lynchings, skewered eyeballs, dogs ripping throats out, zombies, an amazing score from…
"You will face the Sea of Darkness and all therein that may be explored."
Features probably my all-time favorite ending to a horror movie combined with Fabio Frizzi's amazing 'Voci Dal Nulla'.
Alas, not as formally engaging as Zombi 2. Most of the scenes here rely on the awesome gore effects and subject matter than how they're shot (we have a reverse scene of the great "eye stab" moment in Zombi 2, but it's shot with about half the power and sensuality). Filled with "zombie fighting shark" moments though, like the tarantulas eating a dude's face. There are a few surreal moments early that pique my interest (the steps), and the end of this is awesomely abrupt. And the gore effects are still top notch. Just had higher expectations from seeing what I figure is Fulci's peak.
Midnight movie at the Nuart. Brought Zane to his first Fulci.
DO NOT ENTRY.
Nightmare logic abounds. Especially watching this at midnight. Love this movie.
maravilhoso. uma ótima história. ótima direção. a trilha sonora e o visual do filme é fantástico. adorei. clássico. meu primeiro filme do Fulci.
Print quality: B-. (Release print from 1998 Rolling Thunder Pictures reissue. Some wear.)
Nightmarish, nonsensical, kaleidoscopic. Catriona MacColl is dire, but overall The Beyond is a strong effort from Fulci; a disquieting portrayal of a decent into Hell.
'The Beyond' was so good that I can't even think of the words to describe it. As horror movies go it's definitely one of the best I've seen.
The film begins at Louisiana's 'Seven Doors Hotel' in 1927. A painter is brutally murdered by a lynch mob who believe him to be a warlock. In doing so they open a gate to Hell. Time shifts forward several decades and we meet Liza, who has just recently inherited the hotel. After a painter and plumber are killed, she is approached by a blind girl called Emily, who tells her that she must move out of the hotel. As the dead begin to rise, Liza searches for a mysterious book she believes…
I love movies that feature dog puppets.
Un clàssic impactant, amb els problemes d'edició i de guió típics de la sèrie B de l'època -ahir mateix la mateixa Catriona MacColl va admetre que se li va donar un guió mal traduït i molt buit durant el rodatge que feia gairebé impossible la implicació amb el seu personatge-, i curioses llicències de tot tipus que o bé t'irrita de forma imperdonable i des de l'inici o bé aconsegueix crear-te una innegable simpatia difícil d'obviar.
El cas és que conté un bon grapat d'escenes bastant dures i valentes amb un gore i una violència que, això sí, adquireixen molta més notorietat i impacte gràcies a la música de Fabio Frizzi, verdader protagonista i orfebre de la pel·lícula; el global…
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