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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.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (short story), Brian Yuzna (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeffrey Combs ... Crawford Tillinghast
Barbara Crampton ... Dr. Katherine McMichaels
Ted Sorel ... Dr. Edward Pretorius
Ken Foree ... Bubba Brownlee
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Dr. Bloch
Bunny Summers ... Neighbor Lady
Bruce McGuire ... Jordan Fields
Del Russel Del Russel ... Ambulance Driver
Dale Wyatt ... Paramedic
Karen Christenfeld Karen Christenfeld ... Nurse
Andy Miller Andy Miller ... Patient - Strait Jacket
John Leamer John Leamer ... Shock Technician
Regina Bleesz Regina Bleesz ... Bondage Girl
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,261,000
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sound effect used for the opening and closing doors in the hospital at the beginning of the film are re-used from Star Trek, several iterations of which Jeffrey Combs would later go on to feature in. See more »

Goofs

You can hear the sound of the light switch flicking before Dr. Katherine McMichaels switches the light switch on and off in the house of Dr. Edward Pretorius. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was uncut by the BBFC (though the print submitted was the MPAA-edited R-rated version). The UK Vestron video releases were cut by 10 secs by the BBFC and edited a scene where Katherine's breasts are molested by the transformed Pretorius. See more »

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one of the wildest and most entertaining horror films
21 November 2005 | by fred-83See all my reviews

Its been a while since I saw this, but I fondly remember it as being one of the wildest and most entertaining horror films of the 80s. I liked it even more than Re-Animator, partly because there is something more intriguing about parallel dimensions and the connection to schizophrenia, than Re-Animators simple (though still entertaining ) "dead come back to life"-scenario. Some of the outlandish effects seem to be influenced by Dali, bodies in a constant state transformation and re-evaluation. It is mind-boggling that it is still so hard to get a hold of on DVD, I only watched a British VHS copy years ago which had some cuts and I still long to see the original unrated version. The score, by Richard Band, is also impressively aggressive and atmospheric. Would somebody please just release it on DVD! They just don't make them like this anymore.


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