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Beyond the Door (1974)
"Chi sei?" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  31 July 1975 (USA)
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Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jessica Barrett
Gabriele Lavia ...
Robert Barrett
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Dimitri
Nino Segurini ...
Dr. George Staton
Elizabeth Turner ...
Barbara Staton (as Elisabeth Turner)
Barbara Fiorini ...
Gail Barrett
Carla Mancini ...
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David Colin Jr. ...
Ken Barrett
Vittorio Fanfoni ...
Mr. Francis
Luigi Marturano
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Storyline

Juliet Mills plays a pregnant woman who becomes possessed by a demon and begins puking split pea soup all over the place. Ex-boyfriend Richard Johnson shows up to save the day. Written by Humberto Amador

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Evil grows Beyond the Door! See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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First assistant director Peter Shepherd brought Juliet Mills onto the project having worked with her on "Avanti". Director 'Ovidio Assonitis' had actually had Samantha Eggar in mind for the lead role. See more »

Quotes

Dimitri: You see, when you play with them, you get hurt, but the game isn't nearly over now. When evil spirits have had their pleasure, when they have caused us enough pain, they will leave. Evil cannot create; it can only repeat, but repetition which continues for an eternity. Days and months can pass in an instant, an instant. That is why Jessica's pregnancy has gone full term so quickly. The evil has... penetrated. It is within her womb. Now's the time; the time has come for me to intervene. the ...
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Referenced in Beyond the Door III (1989) See more »

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Bargain with the Devil
Music Composed and Conducted by Franco Micalizzi
Written by Sid Wayne
Performed by Warren Wilson
Produced by Danny Weis (as Danny Weiss)
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Beyond The Exorcist
5 January 2007 | by (California, Pasadena, USA) – See all my reviews

I won't waste time summarizing the plot for this film since the other users have done quite a good job themselves. Basically, you've got just one more in a stream of films that cashed in on the success of William Friedkin's 1973 classic "The Exorcist". I can only recommend "Beyond the Door" to those who enjoy these types of movies. Director Ovidio G. seems to be the Italian version of William Girdler, who directed his own "exorcist" knock-off that same year with "Abby", a blaxsploitation version that was actually taken out of theaters after two weeks due to a lawsuit filed by Warner Brothers for plagiarism. If I'm correct, "Beyond the Door" was also attacked by Warner Brothers but I'm not sure what the outcome of that one was. It did manage to stay in the theaters though and actually did good at the box office. "Beyond the Door" copies "The Exorcist" in almost every way and you will either hate it or love it. This time, instead of a young girl, we have Juliet Mills (Nanny and the Professor, Passions) who levitates, vomits, spins her head around, and curses like a sailor, saying things like "lick the whore's vomit" in a demonic voice. Sound pretty familiar? "Beyond the Door" was marketed during it's theatrical release as being filmed in Possess-O-Sound, which was basically the same thing used for the Sensurround effect in the film "Earthquake"; huge speakers with the bass turned way up. To sum things up, this is not a well-made movie at all. I was especially turned off by the devil himself doing a little narration at the beginning of the film. You will, however, have a good time watching it and be entertained if you like this kind of thing. There's a few lines of dialogue from the girl playing the daughter that are a hoot and have to be heard to be believed. I'm pretty sure that whoever wrote this script was smoking some of the wacky tobbacy. I voted 7/10 for entertainment value and being one of those movies that are bad in a good/fun way. Otherwise, I give it only a 3.


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