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The World Beyond (1978)

A golem made of mud terrorizes a couple on a remote Maine island.

Director:

Noel Black

Writer:

Art Wallace (created and written by)
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Complete credited cast:
Granville Van Dusen ... Paul Taylor (as Granville van Dusen)
JoBeth Williams ... Marian Faber (as Jobeth Williams)
Barnard Hughes ... Andy Borchard - Special Guest Star
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Sportswriter Paul Taylor, after a near-death experience on the operating table, can hear the voices of the recently dead. These voices direct him to people who need help from supernatural dangers. In this story, his mission takes him to a remote Maine island inhabited by a murderous man-like creature made from mud and clay. Written by hutch48

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While the movie might have been filmed in Ontario, Canada, the film takes place in Maine. About 3:30 minutes into the film, you can see the the name of the boat, Lover, and its home port, Winterport, ME, painted on the transom. Reinforcing this fact, is Barnard Hughes's Down East accent for his character, boat captain Andy Borchard. See more »

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Buried In the Swamp of Memories
5 March 2005 | by james-macSee all my reviews

Holy **** I think this was the show I saw when I was a kid that scared the beejeezuz out of me. My parent's were out and I was just old enough to be left alone, but young enough to be freaked out by this moody swamp monster. It was around this time that "In Search Of" hosted by Leonard Nimoy was on every Saturday Night. If there was anything about ghosts on it I didn't sleep. I remember my mother calling to check in when I saw this movie. I told her I was watching something that was scaring me on TV. Her advice "Don't watch it then." I had forgotten about this until I stumbled on this in the weird way that can only happen on the internet. In brief the 70's was a prime time for weird programming (After all this was they hey-day of Love Boat and Fantasy Island). I'd be curious to see this little treasure again as an adult. I suspect it would come across as rather cheezy, but as a ten year old in the basement late at night it wasn't hard to get freaked out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mud Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Gananoque, Ontario, Canada

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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