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Thursday, January 28, 2010

From Beyond (1986) - Stuart Gordon


A fun HP Lovecraft flick, From Beyond is one of the finest rides you will go on as a Lovecraft fan. The storyline is cheesy, the acting is sub par, and the graphics are laughable. I would love for someone to do a higher budget Lovecraft film, this is one of the best we have right now. Jeffery Combs and Barbara Crampton both return in this gem fresh off of Re-Animator. Ken Foree is also in this as a pretty cool "heavy" you may remember him from the original Dawn of the Dead. This was again made in the 80's quite possibly the greatest era in horror movie history. 

Dr. Crawford Tillinghast and Dr. Edward Petorius invent a machine that can "awaken" your pineal gland and make you aware of the real world around you. It is too dangerous though when Dr. Petorius is killed and Dr. Katherine McMichaels is turned into a mad sexual deviant. Katherine, Crawford, and Bubba try to fight off the impending doom that is warding towards them.

This movie has a special place in my heart with the special effects alone adding Jeffery Combs to this is just a great idea. If you haven't seen this movie then i would suggest that you do because it is quite amazing. Not as good as Re-Animator but it ranks pretty solidly dragging in a 5.5 out of 10. 

All this talking about eating is making me hungry.

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