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

 -  Horror  -  1 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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Cast

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

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 <mluehr@htwm.de>

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hotel | hell | plumber | painter | doctor | See more »

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The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places... And from the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth. See more »

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Horror

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1 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

7 Doors of Death  »

Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$126,387 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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The DVD commentary by actors Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck was recorded two weeks before Warbeck's death from cancer. In the commentary he talks about his illness. See more »

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In the credits, the character of Joe the Plumber is erroneously credited to actor Giovanni de Nava. Joe the Plumber was actually played by Tonino Pulci. Giovanni de Nava played the Zombie version of Schweick. See more »

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Lucio Fulci's morbid masterpiece that combines atmosphere with extreme gore.
11 December 2001 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Forming a loose trilogy with Fulci's "The Gates of Hell"(1980)and "House by the Cemetery"(1981),this gruesome bloodbath is one of the best horror movies ever made.Set in Louisiana,the film opens with a 1927 prologue featuring a Satanic painter being crucified and melted alive with quicklime in the basement of an old hotel.54 years later,Liza(Catriona MacColl)inherits the hotel and sets about restoring it.Little does she know that a 4000-year old book containing the prophecies of Eibon marks her new home as one of seven gateways to Hell.The atmosphere is so thick you could cut it with a chainsaw,the music by Fabio Frizzi is excellent,the set pieces are great,and the gore effects by Gianetto de Rossi and Germano Natali are really effective.The gore is extreme for example a poor plumber has his eyeball poked out by a zombie,an architect has his face eaten by hungry tarantulas who chew out his tongue,a blind Emily has her throat ripped out by her guide dog(this scene reminds me a similar sequence in Dario Argento's "Suspiria").Anyway if you haven't seen this cult masterpiece don't call yourself a horror buff.10 out of 10-what else?


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