The Beyond (1981)
"...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà" (original title)

X  |   |  Horror  |  11 March 1983 (USA)
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A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.



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Complete credited cast:
Catriona MacColl ...
Liza Merril (as Katherine MacColl)
David Warbeck ...
Dr. John McCabe
Cinzia Monreale ...
Emily (as Sarah Keller)
Antoine Saint-John ...
Veronica Lazar ...
Larry Ray ...
Larry (as Anthony Flees)
Giovanni De Nava ...
Dr. Harris
Michele Mirabella ...
Martin Avery
Gianpaolo Saccarola ...
Arthur (as Giampaolo Saccarola)
Maria Pia Marsala ...
Laura De Marchi ...


The cellar of an old hotel is built on top of the door to the beyond. Bloody zombies roam there. A young woman who is heir of the hotel wants to restaurate it. She is confronted with strange events. A painter has a lethal fall, the plumber vanishes and her friend breaks his neck. When she escapes to the hospital of a friendly doctor she doesn't know what a nightmare is waiting there... Written by Matthias Luehr <>

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Behind this doorway lie the terrifying and unspeakable secrets of hell. No one who sees it lives to describe it. And you shall live in darkness for all eternity. See more »




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Release Date:

11 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

7 Doors of Death  »

Box Office


$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$113,795 (USA) (11 September 1998)


$126,387 (USA) (13 November 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


'The Book Of Eibon', featured prominently throughout the film, is the creation of American pulp fiction author, poet and fine artist Clark Ashton Smith and is a recurring text associated with the so-called "Cthulhu Mythos" cycle of literature. The book, which deals with various arcane subjects including the resurrection of the dead, demonic magic, parallel dimensions and other black magic subjects is alleged to have been imparted to the infamous necromancer Eibon by the ancient devil-god Tsathoggua in a remote prehistoric epoch. See more »


When the corpse of the artist is in the autopsy room you can clearly see it blink. See more »


Liza Merrill: How long will it take?
Joe: It'll take as long as it takes.
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In the Afterlife....
22 September 2003 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

The Beyond is one of Fulci's best films. The film takes place in modern day Louisiana as a woman oversees the the renevation of an hotel that she inherits. Strange and gory things start to happen and poof the hotel just happens to be over one of the 7 doors to hell. Very bloody with a slightly incoherent plot the film is a lot of fun and I suspect that no Fulci fan should be without their copy. Visually I think this is Fulci's best film (that I've seen) and the acting is what you'd expect. 7 / 10: FULCI LIVES

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