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Beyond the Door (1974)

Chi sei? (original title)
R | | Horror | 31 July 1975 (USA)
Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?

Directors:

Ovidio G. Assonitis (as O. Hellman), Robert Barrett (as R. Barrett)

Writers:

Ovidio G. Assonitis (story) (as O. Hellman), Antonio Troiso (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Juliet Mills ... Jessica Barrett
Gabriele Lavia ... Robert Barrett
Richard Johnson ... Dimitri
Nino Segurini Nino Segurini ... Dr. George Staton
Elizabeth Turner Elizabeth Turner ... Barbara Staton (as Elisabeth Turner)
Barbara Fiorini Barbara Fiorini ... Gail Barrett
Carla Mancini ... (credit only)
David Colin Jr. David Colin Jr. ... Ken Barrett
Vittorio Fanfoni Vittorio Fanfoni ... Mr. Francis
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano ... (as Luigi Marturano)
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Storyline

Juliet Mills plays a pregnant woman who becomes possessed by a demon and begins puking split pea soup all over the place. Ex-boyfriend Richard Johnson shows up to save the day. Written by Humberto Amador

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Terror lives Beyond The Door! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Warner Brothers sued the Italian production company behind Beyond the Door (1974) for what they considered to be a blatant rip-off of The Exorcist (1973). The case was settled in Warner Brothers' favor with the Italians forced to pay an undisclosed fee. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 6:06 in the beginning the child's shoes are shown, then a cut away to the child. Who is obviously too short, and human to bend and contort in the manner in which the camera suggests. See more »

Quotes

Gail Barrett: Ken! What's the matter? You gotta stop that, or it's gonna blow my mind! Man, if you don't quit crying, you're gonna have a real bad trip.
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Alternate Versions

The widescreen presentation under the title Devil Within Her, features almost 15 minutes of newer footage that was not shown in theaters. This includes the complete credits, a scene were Jessica meets Dimitri in the ritual grounds and a scene showing Jessica with Robert and her children shopping down San Francisco and seeing Dimitri. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bargain with the Devil
Music Composed and Conducted by Franco Micalizzi
Written by Sid Wayne
Performed by Warren Wilson
Produced by Danny Weis (as Danny Weiss)
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unsettling possession flick
12 October 2001 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

BEYOND THE DOOR definitely riffs on THE EXORCISTS, but has an entirely different feel. While THE EXORCIST took normal, banal moments or settings and injected them with a sense of dis-ease, BEYOND THE DOOR has a disturbed, dream-like feel to it. There isn't a single normal thing about this movie to lull viewers into safety or complacency. Juliet Mills' erratic, violent behavior, the montage-like exteriors as Mills shops in San Francisco and her husband visits the psychic are weirdly unsettling with no pretensions. Ditto for the sequences with the children and the glowing-eyed dolls. The scene in which Mills is trussed up in bed with electrodes attached to her scalp is almost unbearable to look at for Mills' creepy facial expression. I first viewed this when I was a sophomore in high school, watching it on an independent TV station late at night. The movie weirded me out like no film before it(until I saw ALICE SWEET ALICE)and was truly unsettling. Very symbolic, with attempts to convey concepts of evil through cinematic language. Interesting, if only for seeing a different interpretation of the demonic possession genre.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

31 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (US theatrical cut)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Westrex Electric System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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