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The World Beyond (1978)

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


Noel Black


Art Wallace (created and written by)




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


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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Caution - Too Frightening for People Who scare Easily See more »


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The second of two pilots for an occult detective television series that never went to series. The first pilot, The World of Darkness, also starring Granville Van Dusen as Paul Taylor, premiered on Sunday, April 17, 1977. The World Beyond followed as a sequel on CBS Friday, January 27, 1978. See more »


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AH-HA! I finally found the name of this movie
15 May 2013 | by TexasRedgeSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this twice when I was a 9yr old kid. The first time I seen it, I was with my parents when it originally aired on TV, and it scared me to death. Then I spent the night with an aunt and uncle and it aired again, and I got to see it a second time. I'm not sure I even knew the name of it back then. I just know this movie scared me really bad both times that I watched it. (((I would love to see a full remake of this made with good special effects and a much longer script(and maybe with more than just one mud monster)....this could be turned into an incredible horror movie))) All of these years later, all I could remember was the arm getting cut off in the door and then the arm coming to life, and I remember them killing the mud monster by tripping him into the salty sea water.... I had looked for this movie for years but didn't know the title of it, then I luckily stumbled across it by accident on YOUTUBE, I literally jumped for joy when I found it on YOUTUBE. My search for this film (and it's title) was finally over.

Whats interesting is that when I went back and re-watched it again for the first time since 1978, I still found this movie to be very creepy.

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Release Date:

21 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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The Mud Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Gananoque, Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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