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From Beyond the Grave (1974)

An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.

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Christopher Lowe (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
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Reginald Warren (segment 3 "The Elemental")
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Mabel Lowe (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
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Susan Warren (segment 3 "The Elemental")
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Emily Underwood (segment 2 "An Act of Kindness")
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Sir Michael Sinclair (segment 4 "The Door")
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Pamela (segment 1 "The Gate Crasher")
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Prostitute - Edward's first victim (segment 1 "The Gate Crasher")
Tommy Godfrey ...
Mr. Jeffries (segment 1 "The Gate Crasher")
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Anthology film from Amicus adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him. Stories include "The Gate Crasher" with David Warner who frees an evil entity from an antique mirror, "An Act of Kindness" featuring Donald Pleasence, "The Elemental", and "The Door". Written by Humberto Amador

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Every Once in a While a Horror Film Becomes a Classic. In 1931 Frankenstein. In 1932 Dracula. In 1968 Rosemary's Baby. in 1974 The Exorcist. This year it's... See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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7 November 1975 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Although the film was granted a '15' certificate for video in 1987 by the BBFC in the UK, there is no evidence that Warner Home Video actually released this film on any media in the UK until the DVD release in 2007. Indeed, the film was once slated to form part of Warner's 1995 UK 'Terror Vision The Crypt Collection' with a proposed release date of 30 October 1995 quoted in some release catalogs inserted into the collection's earlier releases but this release never materialized until in 2007 it was released in the UK on DVD. See more »

Goofs

The premise of the film is that everyone who cons the antique dealer gets his comeuppance however whilst its true that Edward lies about the mirror in the first segment the proprietor does willingly accept Edwards offer, therefore he should not have been killed. See more »

Quotes

The Proprietor: I hope you enjoy snuffing it.
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Connections

Follows Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) See more »

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The Wedding March
(uncredited)
By Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Great anthology of British horror!
9 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

"From Beyond the Grave" is a typical horror anthology from Amicus.It's not very scary or frightening,but it still manages to raise a few chills and a few thrills.Cushing's performance as a creepy shopkeeper is simply fantastic.All the stories are intelligent,well-written and seriously memorable stuff-my favourite is the first one with David Warner,who buys an antique mirror.Anyway the mirror is haunted and demands blood,so Warner brings home a couple of women and proceeds to stab them to death!Eventually the spirit behind the mirror is released,and changes places with hapless Warner.To sum up,if you like British horror give this one a look.8 out of 10.


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