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From Beyond the Grave (1974)

An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Christopher Lowe (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
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Reginald Warren (segment 3 "The Elemental")
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The Proprietor
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Mabel Lowe (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
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Madame Orloff (segment 3 "The Elemental")
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Jim Underwood (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
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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")
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Sir Michael Sinclair (segment 4 "The Door")
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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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Storyline

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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7 November 1975 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Although the film was granted a '15' certificate for video in 1987 by the BBFC in the UK, there is no evidence that Warner Home Video actually released this film on any media in the UK until the DVD release in 2007. Indeed, the film was once slated to form part of Warner's 1995 UK 'Terror Vision The Crypt Collection' with a proposed release date of 30 October 1995 quoted in some release catalogs inserted into the collection's earlier releases but this release never materialized until in 2007 it was released in the UK on DVD. See more »

Goofs

In the segment "Act of Kindness", the ex-service man's sign is misspelt (the R is missing). See more »

Quotes

The Proprietor: I hope you enjoy snuffing it.
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The Wedding March
(uncredited)
By Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Sadly Underrated
30 March 2000 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

From the plethora of Horror films from the Amicus and Hammer studios in the late 1960's and early 70s, this is one that stands out above many of the others. The opening sequence with the camera moving through the mist graveyard is a masterful piece of horror film. Each of the stories is built up very well with an excellent element of tension in each. If you want to see a great example of the British horror film genre, this is the place to start.


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