The cellar of an old hotel is built on top of the door to the beyond. Bloody zombies roam there. A young woman who is heir of the hotel wants to restaurate it. She is confronted with strange events. A painter has a lethal fall, the plumber vanishes and her friend breaks his neck. When she escapes to the hospital of a friendly doctor she doesn't know what a nightmare is waiting there...Written by
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The end titles of the U.S. version, "7 Doors of Death" are full of incorrect billings.
David Warbeck's character John McCabe is billed as "Doc." Antonie Saint-John (here called Tony Saint-John) is billed as Joe the Plumber. He actually played Schweick. Veronica Lazar is billed as playing the little girl, Jill. She was Martha, the housekeeper. Jill was played by Maria Pia Marsala. Someone named "Philip Ostrow" is billed as playing Arthur, Martha's son. He was played by Giampaolo Saccarola. Martha is billed as being played by someone named Margaret Lund. She was played by Veronica Lazar. Mary-Ann (billed here as "Joe's Wife") is billed as being played by someone named Helen Pierce. She was played by Laura De Marchi. Schweick (billed here as "Sweik") is billed as being played by someone named Robert Leahy. He was played by Antoine Saint-John. Dr. Harris is billed as being played by someone named Jim Barrett. He was played by Al Cliver.
If you count Catriona MacColl and Cinzia Monreale's real names not being used, every single cast listing in the "7 Doors of Death" version is wrong in some way or another. See more »
The German DVD released by Astro in 2001 contains both the color and b/w pre-credit sequence (selectable via menu). This release is also completely uncut. See more »
This is probably my favorite horror movie of all time, and that stacks up against the pure genius of stuff like Phantasm, Evil Dead, Phenomenon and Dead Alive or any Romero. We have "Shocktoberfest" at my place every year over several nights, and I remember it being the 2008 election season when we watched The Beyond (like we do just about every year). We were totally blown away by John McCain and Joe the Plumber being in the same movie from 1981!!! Well, it's actually "John McCabe" but being that close to the election we could only hear "McCain," and our heads probably weren't on completely straight. Fulci is a master and transcends space-time to bring us the ultimate in fear and gore.
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