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From Beyond the Grave (1974)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  November 1975 (USA)
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Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Christopher Lowe (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
Ian Carmichael ...
Reginald Warren (segment 3 "The Elemental")
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The Proprietor
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Mabel Lowe (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
Margaret Leighton ...
Madame Orloff (segment 3 "The Elemental")
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Jim Underwood (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
Nyree Dawn Porter ...
Susan Warren (segment 3 "The Elemental")
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Angela Pleasence ...
Emily Underwood (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
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William Seaton (segment 4 "The Door")
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Rosemary Seaton (segment 4 "The Door")
Jack Watson ...
Sir Michael Sinclair (segment 4 "The Door")
Wendy Allnutt ...
Pamela (segment 1 "The Gate Crasher")
Rosalind Ayres ...
Prostitute - Edward's first victim (segment 1 "The Gate Crasher")
Tommy Godfrey ...
Mr. Jeffries (segment 1 "The Gate Crasher")
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Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him. Stories include "The Gate Crasher" with David Warner who frees an evil entity from an antique mirror, "An Act of Kindness" featuring Donald Pleasence, "The Elemental", and "The Door". Written by Humberto Amador

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THE CREATURES - They Came From Beyond The Grave! They weren't born!! They were kicked out of HELL!!! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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Marcel Steiner was dubbed by Robert Rietty See more »

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In "The Elemantal" scene when the mans wife is scratched by the elemental, we see claw marks on her shoulder, which have disappeared by the time they are in bed later See more »

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The Proprietor: I hope you enjoy snuffing it.
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Follows Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) See more »

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The Wedding March
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Entertaining and genuinely shocking British horror
26 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From Beyond the Grave could have gone either way in quality. It could have a clever, atmospherically effective and well acted film or predictable schlock, luckily From Beyond the Grave belongs in the former category and of the anthology horror films it's one of the better ones. The third story The Elemental lacks the atmosphere of the other three stories and there are things throughout that could have gone into detail a little more, some good ideas here but could have had more explanation. From Beyond the Grave may not be big in budget but it actually looks competent and nicely made, it doesn't look slipshod and the lighting and settings are quite atmospheric. The music is appropriately spooky and doesn't overbear things, the direction keeps things moving swiftly but with time to breathe also and the film is very smartly scripted. Not masterpiece-status, but it doesn't try to be and always entertains, which is much more important. The stories are atmospheric and are effective in creepiness, while things could have had more explanation things are at least coherent and you are always engrossed. Of the four stories, the best is the second, fun and genuinely chilling stuff. The acting is very good, especially Margaret Leighton, Donald Pleasance, Peter Cushing and David Warner, nobody disgraces themselves. In conclusion, entertaining and scary, pretty darn good. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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