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

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[last lines]
The Proprietor: O dear. The love of money is the root of all evil.
[bell from shop door]
The Proprietor: Ay, customers, come in, come in. I'm sure I have the very thing to tempt you. Lots of bargains. All tastes catered to. Oh... and a big novelty surprise goes with every purchase. Do come in... any time. I'm always open.
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Follows The House That Dripped Blood (1971) See more »

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The Wedding March
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The Amicus Omnibus Horror Films.
27 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

From Beyond The Grave (1973) was a cool British horror film that I saw when I was younger. Man, I saw a lot of British horror late at night when I was a kid. That's all that would come on. I grew up on these movies. I even watched them as soon as we got a V.C.R. Oh, those were the days. One of my favorite childhood actors was Peter Cushing. The Amicus company was a competitor of long time horror film stalwart Hammer. When Hammer Films was on it's last legs, Amicus picked up the slack for awhile.

These four tales that the movie adapted were taken from a couple of literary sources. The stories were creepy and it always ended up in an odd way. I wish these films were available on d.v.d. so I could relive my youth. Until they're released in the United States then I'll just have my memories.

Highly recommended.


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