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Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2006)

 -  Horror  -  6 June 2006 (USA)
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Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an ... See full summary »

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Happy Home Mental Patient
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Edward Eischel
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Francis (as Greg Fawcett)
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Joe Slaader
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Dr. Wardlow
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Peter Slaader
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Robert Jayne ...
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Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an inbred monster in this new inmate, however. Instead, he sees him as the harbinger of some greater and much darker force. With bodies piling up, his job in jeopardy, and his sanity hanging in the balance he gives in to his obsession with tapping into Joe's hidden power, risking all that he has along the way. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and gore, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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1 star movie with a 10 star commentary.
12 July 2010 | by (OKC, OK) – See all my reviews

OK. It's conceded that this movie is very low budget, cheesy to the max, and just plain bad. However, it's still worth watching, as it's got the most entertaining film director's commentary I've ever heard in my life. In fact, I'd never watched a DVD with a film commentary before I watched this one. Because of this film, I now watch film commentaries religiously.

The film makers, who I think were drinking when they recorded the commentary, give spontaneous, unscripted, razor-sharp comments about the trials of independent film-making, ragging on some of their co-stars along the way. Some of their observations were so hilarious, it caused me to laugh until I had tears in my eyes. (SPOILER QUOTE FROM THE COMMENTARY: "An independent film is like a piece of poop.") If you're familiar with MST3K or Mike Nelson's Rifftrax, it's basically what the film makers did -- they riffed their own movie.

Their commentary raises this from a bad, cheesy, low-budget horror film to one of the funniest comedies I've ever seen. Rating this movie a 1 star for horror and a 10 star for commentary, I give it a composite score of 6 stars, because the commentary really is that entertaining.


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