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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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Dr. Edward Pretorius and his assistant, the physician Crawford Tillinghast, have developed the Resonator, a machine to stimulate the sixth sense through the pineal gland. When Crawford activates the apparatus, he sees creatures flying in the air and he summons Dr. Pretorius. The experiment goes out of control and Dr. Pretorius refuses to turn off the Resonator. Meanwhile their neighbor calls the police, and when the police officers arrive, they see Crawford trying to escape from his house and Dr. Pretorius beheaded. Crawford is sent to a mental institution under the supervision of the sadistic Dr. Bloch. However, the prominent psychiatrist Dr. Katherine McMichaels requests the custody of Crawford and Detective Bubba Brownlee that is investigating the case stays with them. Katherine goes with Crawford and Bubba to see the Resonator and turns the machine on. Dr. Pretorius returns in a mutant shape and attacks them, in the beginning of a gore night with weird life forms. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Humans are such easy prey. See more »


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Release Date:

24 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond  »

Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)


$1,261,000 (USA)

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(Unrated Director's Cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Studio executives opposed the casting of Barbara Crampton as Dr. McMichaels because they thought she was "too young to be believable as a psychologist". Stuart Gordon, however, insisted that Crampton be cast, and she was. See more »


When Bubba tackles Crawford and they fall down the stairs, for a brief moment just before they hit the landing "Bubba's" face is shown (from the camera at the top of the stairs), and it is obviously a stunt double. See more »


Buford 'Bubba' Brownlee: Were we in the same nightmare? I mean, didn't we all just nearly get eaten by an... an It?
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References Anthropophagus (1980) See more »

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My all-time favorite film.
14 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

**** stars out of ****.

Surpassing even the great "re-animator", "from beyond" is a fantastic horror film that boasts a great score, great acting, plot, and so-on. Jeffery Combs delivers the good once again, and Ken Foree, one of the most underrated actors (in my opinion) of all time is great as the tough, face-stuffing cop as well. And Barbara Crampton's scene is great! (you know what I'm talking about).......Excellent special effects too, loads of awesome slimy monsters and cool transformation scenes by Mark Shotorom.

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