A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Dardano Sacchetti (story), Dardano Sacchetti (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catriona MacColl ... Liza Merril (as Katherine MacColl)
David Warbeck ... Dr. John McCabe
Cinzia Monreale ... Emily (as Sarah Keller)
Antoine Saint-John ... Schweick
Veronica Lazar ... Martha
Larry Ray Larry Ray ... Larry (as Anthony Flees)
Giovanni De Nava ... Joe the Plumber (credit only)
Al Cliver ... Dr. Harris
Michele Mirabella Michele Mirabella ... Martin Avery
Giampaolo Saccarola Giampaolo Saccarola ... Arthur
Maria Pia Marsala ... Jill
Laura De Marchi ... Mary-Ann
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Storyline

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 Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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The flesh-craving undead return to the land of the living and raise a little hell of their own... See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Larry Ray, who plays the window cleaner, was head of the Louisiana Film Commission at the time. See more »

Goofs

When the corpse of the artist is in the autopsy room you can clearly see it blink. See more »

Quotes

Liza Merrill: How long will it take?
Joe: It'll take as long as it takes.
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Crazy Credits

Just after the credits, when the screen turns black, a scream is heard. See more »

Alternate Versions

The banned german theatical version is the only version that has a coloured Precredit sequence. The same version was released on video by Video Medien Pool (VMP) in 1982. Unfortunately it was banned on February, 27th, 1986. So officially it's not longer availible exept for a cut version named "Über dem Jenseits" (approx. 65 Min.!). See more »

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Referenced in Demonia (1990) See more »

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When the Gates of Hell Are Open, Deads Walk on Earth
26 June 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The New Yorker Liza Merril (Katherine MacColl) inherits an old hotel in Louisiana, and invests her savings to reopen the place. While repairing the building, many people dies, and local Dr. John McCabe (David Warbeck) feels close to Liza and tries to help her to solve the mystery of the hotel. Meanwhile, Emily (Sarah Keller), a blind woman, advises Liza to leave the place as soon as possible.

"Seven Doors of Death" is a frightening horror movie from the master of the genre Lucio Fulci. The special effects and makeup used for the horrible deaths are amazing, as well as the movements of the camera. The scary story has an unexpected surprising twist in the very end and certainly this movie may be considered one of the best movies of horror ever. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Casa do Além (VHS)" ("The House from Beyond")

Note: On 05 August 2014, I saw this movie again on DVD.

On 09 June 2015, I saw this movie again on DVD ( "Terror nas Trevas").


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Doors of Death See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,148, 14 June 1998

Gross USA:

$123,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,843
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fulvia Film See more »
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Technical Specs

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Dolby (US version)| Mono (original version)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Black and White (Sepia)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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