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The World Beyond (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  21 January 1978 (USA)
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A golem made of mud terrorizes a couple on a remote Maine island.

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Paul Taylor (as Granville van Dusen)
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Marian Faber (as Jobeth Williams)
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Andy Borchard - Special Guest Star
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Sportswriter Paul Taylor, after a near-death experience on the operating table, can hear the voices of the recently dead. These voices direct him to people who need help from supernatural dangers. In this story, his mission takes him to a remote Maine island haunted by a creature made from mud and clay. The only thing which can harm this mud golem is salt. Written by hutch48

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Condemned to fight a living nightmare

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While the movie might have been filmed in Ontario, Canada, the film takes place in Maine. About 3:30 minutes into the film, you can see the the name of the boat, Lover, and its home port, Winterport, ME, painted on the transom. Reinforcing this fact, is Barnard Hughes's Down East accent for his character, boat captain Andy Borchard. See more »

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Scary enough
24 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What appears to be a pilot for a non-existent TV series turns out to be a pretty good monster movie. A man who communicates with the dead is directed to a location where he is to save the life of a woman he has never met. They journey to an island where her brother lives, only to find his home in disarray and no sign of him. Soon enough, they and the captain of the boat that brought them to the island are being pursued by a mud monster -- a golem that her brother built, as it turns out. The TV movie is genuinely scary, and the monster is only glimpsed until the very end, which keeps up the suspense. Some scenes would look right at home in "Evil Dead," whose director may in fact have been influenced by this modest thriller. Worth a watch.


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