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The Beyond (1981)

...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (original title)
R | | 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 <mluehr@htwm.de>

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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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Dr. John McCabe: So, what did you do in the Big Apple?
Liza Merrill: Just about everything a girl could do without losing her good English breeding and reputation. Modeling, dancing, secretary... I almost became an unsuccessful fashion designer.
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Mondo "Beyond"-o....
29 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

May I introduce you to one of the most flat-out insane Italian horror/gore movies to come down the pike. For sheer audacity, this one has no equals (or at least darn few).

"E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldila" (or "The Beyond", as I fondly remember) is the beguilingly simple story of a cute little hotel in the deep South (Southern Louisiana, that is; NOT Southern Italy!) whose basement has an inconvenient little doorway to hell where undead warlocks, zombies, tarantulas and other creepy crawlies lurk to entomb man in darkness, death, despair and other such "D" words.

I tell you, almost wall-to-wall gore FX permeate this film and the blood-drenched sensibilities of director Lucio Fulci make every scene a nail-biter, gut-wrencher, heart-stopper and probably will involve sundry other parts of your body, as well.

Actors MacColl and Warbeck do their stalwart best fighting the undead and let's face it: if you've seen the very end of this film, can you seriously be scared by anything else in life?

Take my advice, kids: rent this movie, buy this movie, do anything you must to get a hold of this film. If you love blood, guts and quicklime, get "E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldila" NOW!

Ten blood-soaked stars for this beauty.

And remember: DO NOT ENTRY.

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