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Beyond the Door II (1977)
"Schock" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  12 August 1977 (Italy)
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A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

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Dora Baldini
John Steiner ...
Bruno Baldini
David Colin Jr. ...
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Ivan Rassimov ...
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A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

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Beyond this door the every-continuing cycle of evil is about to occur again! In the ALL NEW... BEYOND THE DOOR #2 See more »

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The film was released in the USA as "Beyond the Door II", although it has no connection with "Beyond the Door" (1974). See more »

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Underrated Bava creepy haunted house chiller.
30 November 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Mario Bava's final movie 'Schock' may be far from his finest work, and will never gain the cult following of his classics 'Black Sunday' or 'Planet Of The Vampires', but it is still a very strong and effective thriller.

Dario Argento's former lover and leading lady Daria Nicolodi ('Profondo Rosso', 'Tenebre',etc.) plays Dora, a young woman getting over a breakdown and the aftermath of the suicide of her first husband. With her young son Marco (David Colin, Jr the only tenuous link to 'Beyond The Door' which this movie was sold as a sequel to in the US), and her new husband airline pilot Bruno (Euro-horror regular John Steiner) she returns to live in her old house. Despite the bad memories that surround it, she attempts to get on with her new life, and make a fresh start. Sadly, this is not to be. Odd things start to happen, the normally cheerful Marco begins to act out, and Dora becomes increasingly disturbed by her surroundings, believing an evil force is lurking around and attempting to drive her insane. She isn't exactly wrong!

Bava manages to create a disturbing atmosphere throughout, which escalates as young Marco goes from disobedient to downright scary. We may have seen many basic elements of 'Schock' before but they are approached freshly and originally, and the incestuous undercurrents in Dora and Marco's relationship is very rarely seen in Hollywood horror. I wouldn't argue that this movie is flawless, but it has more than enough interesting touches and genuine scares to make it worth watching. Bava's reputation is increasing with every year, and 'Schock' deserves another look!


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