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Beyond Bedlam (1994)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 22 April 1994 (UK)
Dr. Stephanie Lyell works for Neurological Research, and is testing a seemingly safe personality-altering drug on Marc Gilmour a notorious Serial Killer. But when a pair of bizarre suicides... See full summary »


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John Brosnan (novel) (as Harry Adam Knight), Vadim Jean | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Fairbrass ... Terry Hamilton
Elizabeth Hurley ... Stephanie Lyell
Keith Allen ... Marc Gilmour
Anita Dobson ... Judith
Jesse Birdsall ... Scott
Craig Kelly ... Matthew Hamilton
Faith Kent Faith Kent ... Miss Coope
Georgina Hale ... Sister Romulus
Samantha Spiro ... WPC Foster
Steven Brand ... Turnball
Zoe Heyes Zoe Heyes ... Josie
Annette Badland ... Nurse Wrekin
Natasha Humphrey Natasha Humphrey ... Gloria
Jack McKenzie ... DCI Clery
Christopher Adamson ... Weasel


Dr. Stephanie Lyell works for Neurological Research, and is testing a seemingly safe personality-altering drug on Marc Gilmour a notorious Serial Killer. But when a pair of bizarre suicides occur at Dr. Lyell's apartment complex, Homicide Detective Terry Hamilton connects the mysterious deaths to the drug's diabolical side effects on Gilmour. Only after they too begin to experience horrible dreams and hallucinations do Terry and Stephanie realize they are trapped in Gilmour's nightmarish world, from which there is no hope of escape. Written by Anonymous

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Psychological Terror Beyond Your Wildest Nightmares See more »


Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


First announced in the UK trades with a different cast many of these dropped out before filming started. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although passed intact for cinema the UK video version was cut by 17 secs and removed footage of a needle injection. The DVD features the same print. See more »


Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »


Composed by Carmen Lombardo & Danny Di Minno
Performed by Johnny More
Published by Peer Music
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User Reviews

uh...don't bother....
2 May 2000 | by ckzbooSee all my reviews

Basically the only reason i watched this film was for Craig Kelly. As it happens he was only in it for 5 mins, so anyone else thinking of doing the same thing..don't, its not worth it(although he does look cute). Craig Kelly aside i thought this film lacked the power to reach its potential...because it certainly had some, the ideas were there, the plot was actually ok, but sadly they tried too hard to make it surreal and it ended up as one gigantic confusing mess. I was quite confident that Liz Hurley and Keith Allen might be able to save it (from reading the back review u aren't exactly running for the counter) but the acting in this was pretty awful. The lead male was terrible, Keith Allen was good enough, but he wasn't saying much, so that leaves Craig Kelly...who..despite all my biased..i must truthfully admit was pretty good for the small role he had. So contrary to all i said at the beginning if the only reason you are watching this is for Craig Kelly then i must say thats a pretty good reason, at least u know there's one bit u will enjoy, because quite frankly the rest of it is a pile or c**p and not worth the bother. If anyone wants to rewrite it though then i'd probably watch it again cos like i said its definitely got potential :)

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Release Date:

22 April 1994 (UK) See more »

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Box Office


GBP3,000,000 (estimated)
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Metrodome Films See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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