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The World Beyond (1978)

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 inhabited by a murderous man-like creature made from mud and clay. Written by hutch48

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Condemned to fight a living nightmare

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Horror | Thriller

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21 January 1978 (USA)  »

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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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Follows The World of Darkness (1977) See more »

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Scared the sh** out of me as a kid
14 April 2003 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I'm not really sure exactly when or under what circumstances I saw this movie, but it has haunted me ever since. There is a mud "golem" or "elemental" (basically, a creature made entirely out of mud but given human form) that is really terrifying. I never forgot the scene in which the golem's hand gets chopped off in the doorframe of a house, but the hand comes back to life. I was very lucky to track down a copy of this on DVD, because it's out of print (I don't think even the director has a copy). I would also love to see the TV movie that preceded this one (THE WORLD OF DARKNESS, I think), since this is actually the second "episode" of a two part supernatural pilot.


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