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The Beyond (1981)

...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (original title)
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Behind this doorway lie the terrifying and unspeakable secrets of hell. No one who sees it lives to describe it. And you shall live in darkness for all eternity. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

$113,795, 11 September 1998

Gross USA:

$123,843, 5 March 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fulvia Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (US version)| Mono (original version)

Color:

Black and White (Sepia)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The DVD commentary by actors Catriona MacColl and David Warbeck was recorded two weeks before Warbeck's death from cancer. In the commentary he talks about his illness. See more »

Goofs

Some of the spiders are obviously fake - when they move, all of their legs move at the same time as if they're being lifted on a string. See more »

Quotes

Mob Leader: You ungodly warlock! Because of you this hotel and this town will be cursed forever!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The British cinema version was cut by the BBFC with heavy edits to all eye gouging scenes, the opening whipping sequence, the killing of Martin by tarantulas, the head shooting of Jill, and Emily being savaged by her dog, and this same cut print was later used for video versions. The BBFC passed The Beyond uncut in the UK on 31 January, 2001, with all previous cuts waived. See more »

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Mondo "Beyond"-o....
29 August 2002 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

May I introduce you to one of the most flat-out insane Italian horror/gore movies to come down the pike. For sheer audacity, this one has no equals (or at least darn few).

"E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldila" (or "The Beyond", as I fondly remember) is the beguilingly simple story of a cute little hotel in the deep South (Southern Louisiana, that is; NOT Southern Italy!) whose basement has an inconvenient little doorway to hell where undead warlocks, zombies, tarantulas and other creepy crawlies lurk to entomb man in darkness, death, despair and other such "D" words.

I tell you, almost wall-to-wall gore FX permeate this film and the blood-drenched sensibilities of director Lucio Fulci make every scene a nail-biter, gut-wrencher, heart-stopper and probably will involve sundry other parts of your body, as well.

Actors MacColl and Warbeck do their stalwart best fighting the undead and let's face it: if you've seen the very end of this film, can you seriously be scared by anything else in life?

Take my advice, kids: rent this movie, buy this movie, do anything you must to get a hold of this film. If you love blood, guts and quicklime, get "E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldila" NOW!

Ten blood-soaked stars for this beauty.

And remember: DO NOT ENTRY.


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