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The Beyond -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Dardano Sacchetti (story)
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Release Date:
1 March 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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A true masterpiece from a legendary master of horror! See more (251 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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 ... Joe the Plumber
Al Cliver ... Dr. Harris
Michele Mirabella ... Martin Avery
Gianpaolo Saccarola ... Arthur (as Giampaolo Saccarola)
Maria Pia Marsala ... Jill
Laura De Marchi ... Mary-Ann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cicely Browne ... Martha (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Roberto Dell'Acqua ... Glass-Smashing Zombie (uncredited)

Lucio Fulci ... Town Clerk (uncredited)
Gilberto Galimberti ... Zombie (uncredited)
Dardano Sacchetti ... Mob Member (uncredited)
Amedeo Salamon ... Zombie at hospital (uncredited)
Sergio Salvati ... Mob Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
Dardano Sacchetti (story)

Dardano Sacchetti (screenplay) &
Giorgio Mariuzzo (screenplay) &
Lucio Fulci (screenplay)

Produced by
Fabrizio De Angelis .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fabio Frizzi 
Walter E. Sear (U.S. version)
 
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi 
 
Production Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Makeup Department
Giannetto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Luciana Palombi .... hair stylist
Maurizio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tullio Lullo .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Giandalia .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Alfredo D'Angelo .... set dresser
Claudia Giammona .... assistant designer
Franco Rinaldi .... property assistant
Rodolfo Ruzza .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ugo Celani .... sound engineer
Enzo Diliberto .... special sound effects
Eros Giustini .... boom operator
Bruno Moreal .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Germano Natali .... special effects
 
Stunts
Nazzareno Cardinali .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Bruni .... camera operator
Alberto Corchi .... still photographer (as Alberto Cocchi)
Lamberto Del Bene .... key grip
Alfredo Fedeli .... chief electrician
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Armando Pace .... assistant editor
Pietro Tomassi .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Maurizio Guarini .... musician: keyboards
Agostino Marangolo .... musician: drums
 
Other crew
Rita Agostini .... continuity
Terry Levene .... presenter: U.S. version
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà" - Italy (original title)
"7 Doors of Death" - USA (cut version)
"Seven Doors of Death" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
87 min | USA:80 min (R-rated version) | Korea:82 min (cut)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (US version) | Mono (original version)
Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Germany:Not Rated (DVD rating) | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:(Banned) (video rating) | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (uncut) | Sweden:18 (video rating) | UK:X (original rating: 1981) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1987) (cut) (re-rating) (2001) (uncut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1987) | USA:R (heavily cut) | USA:X (original rating) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Lucio Fulci]the librarian who goes out to lunch, right before the Architect is attacked by the spiders.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Quotes:
Liza Merrill:How long will it take?
Joe:It'll take as long as it takes.
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FAQ

What's the main reason for showing Liza leave the house in 5 flashback sequences?
What Necrophagia song is in the bonus material of the Grindhouse version of the film?
What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
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59 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
A true masterpiece from a legendary master of horror!, 17 January 2005
Author: efrain-2 from United States

A couple of years back (late 90's), I had the pleasure of experiencing Fulci's The Beyond the way it was meant to be watched...on the big screen at the Angelica Movie Theater in Soho (NYC) at midnight, in all of its uncut glory (thanks to Quentin Tarantino's Rolling Thunder Films).

For a couple of hours, I was taken aback to the greatest days of horror! It even had previous of movies like 2000 Maniacs, The Evil Dead and Zombie (aka Zombie 2) before the movie started. To truly appreciate this movie, one has to remember the era it came from. The post Exorcist and Dawn of the Dead period saw many imitations, especially from Italy. However, there were a handful of filmmakers that had actual imagination, skills and creativity to set their pictures apart from the rest. Of the bunch, Argento, Bava (father and son), and Fulci stood quite apart from the rest, each with their own talents.

Fulci was perhaps the most prolific of them, adding a flare of his own Art to his works. His movies each played like paint on canvas from beginning to end. The Beyond was his greatest Masterpiece, combining a better plot than most of his works, with the high quality level of gore Fulci was and always will be well known for.

The Beyond starts with a Warlock being executed in the 1930's by a lynch mob. Little do they know that the hotel where the act takes place happens to be one of the seven doorways to hell. Flashing forward about 50 years later, Liza inherets the hotel and decides to restore it. From there all hell breaks loose. The ending is as disturbing as it gets, and the deaths are both unique and horrifying (vintage Fulci).

I remember walking to the subway station that night, still thinking about what my eyes had just seen (occasionally looking over my shoulder) - realizing I had been genuinely scared and disturbed by a movie that at the time was about 17 years old. Man I miss the "Hey-Day" of horror, and the true masters of it!

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