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From Beyond (1986)

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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

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Scientists create a resonator to stimulate the pineal gland (sixth sense), and open up a door to a parallel (and hostile) universe. Based on a story by H. P. Lovecraft. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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24 October 1986 (USA)  »

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H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,261,000 (USA)
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Dr. Pretorious's character is named after Dr. Septimus Pretorius, Henry Frankenstein's former teacher, who seduces Henry to the dark side. See more »

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In the opening scene the windows of the first floor in Dr. Pretorious' house are shattered. A little later in the movie, when the team arrives again at the "crime scene", it is clearly visible, that the window classes are still unbroken. See more »

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Crawford Tillinghast: It ate him... bit off his head... like a gingerbread man!
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Stomach Churning Contents Revealed
24 September 2004 | by (Bent Armpit, Quebec) – See all my reviews

This seminal film by Stuart Gordon reeks pure 80's. Following the success of the far superior Re-Animator, Gordon experiments with one of the works of his favourite literary sources: HP Lovecraft. The film tackles the popular sci-fiction theme of the sixth dimension -- and considering the small-budget limitations placed upon the director, it is a reasonable treatment of the multi-dimension theme. The resonator depicted in the film demonstrates strong Lovecraftian imagery . . . not easy to achieve. What strengthens the film are the grotesque F/X and Jeffery Combs/Barbara Crampton: both of these elements are excellent (for the genre and budget). Some of the F/X are really stomach churning -- try eating jello or fried liver and Chianti when watching the film . . . If your are a HPL, Gordon, Combs or Crampton fan, this film is an essential viewing for you.


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