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From Beyond (1986)

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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

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Complete credited cast:
... Crawford Tillinghast
... Dr. Katherine McMichaels
... Dr. Edward Pretorius
... Bubba Brownlee
... Dr. Bloch
... Neighbor Lady
Bruce McGuire ... Jordan Fields
Del Russel ... Ambulance Driver
... Paramedic
Karen Christenfeld ... Nurse
Andy Miller ... Patient - Strait Jacket
John Leamer ... Shock Technician
Regina Bleesz ... Bondage Girl
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Dr. Edward Pretorius and his assistant, the physician Crawford Tillinghast, have developed the Resonator, a machine to stimulate the sixth sense through the pineal gland. When Crawford activates the apparatus, he sees creatures flying in the air and he summons Dr. Pretorius. The experiment goes out of control and Dr. Pretorius refuses to turn off the Resonator. Meanwhile their neighbor calls the police, and when the police officers arrive, they see Crawford trying to escape from his house and Dr. Pretorius beheaded. Crawford is sent to a mental institution under the supervision of the sadistic Dr. Bloch. However, the prominent psychiatrist Dr. Katherine McMichaels requests the custody of Crawford and Detective Bubba Brownlee that is investigating the case stays with them. Katherine goes with Crawford and Bubba to see the Resonator and turns the machine on. Dr. Pretorius returns in a mutant shape and attacks them, in the beginning of a gore night with weird life forms. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Everything is alive...and hungry. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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24 October 1986 (USA)  »

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H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,261,000
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The H.P. Lovecraft story on which the film is based is only seven pages long. See more »

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For the entire movie, the characters all mispronounce "pineal," making it rhyme with "vinyl." It should rhyme with "finial." See more »

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Buford 'Bubba' Brownlee: Were we in the same nightmare? I mean, didn't we all just nearly get eaten by an... an It?
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"From Beyond" has the unfortunate task of following up one of the most vivid, effective, and hilarious horror films ever made–"Re-Animator"–and comes up short in almost every area. Once again, director Stuart Gordon is adapting an H.P. Lovecraft tale, this one about two scientists who create a device that stimulates a "sixth sense" and allows slimy creatures from another dimension to seep through. Stars Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, and Ken Foree ("Dawn of the Dead") do their best, but the script is too limited, and neither the humor nor horror is as strong as in "Re-Animator." Still, this is incomparably better than most of the dreck lining video shelves these days.


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