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The Beyond Review

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM

7 Headshots/10


Directed by Lucio Fulci

Starring Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck,  Cinzia Monreale

Release Date 1981


Whats it about?

A naive blonde woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.


The Movie

The Beyond is a perfect of example of "they dont make em like they used to". The film is a classic horror film in every sense. Dumb character decisions, fantastic gore, great bad guys, tension, viloence etc etc. Its also, in my opinion, one of Fulci's best films. The story is a straight forward horror flick (if sometimes bare and a big dragging at times). The pacing, even with a few hangups, is well done and continues to movie along and get the story done with a nice mixture of brutal slayings thrown into it. The FX in this film is fantastic. It makes you yearn for the days when ever effect was practical (instead of the dependance of CGI). When blood and guts were a brutal as possible and hell, a bad practical gag is better anyday then terrible CGI. Like I said the plot is pretty straightforward with our main (idiot) girl inheritying an old ass hotel and decides to fix it up. Which results in everyone dying that comes to help out. My only gripe with movie is that our main male figure figures our very soon that in order to kill the zombies, you have to shoot them in the head. He practices this on more then a few zombies. But for some reason the twat starts shooting them in the stomach and wonders why their not dying. Its not like hes far away and cant shoot for shit, he actually runs up and shoots them in the gut at point blank range! The acting in this film is pretty well done and everyone does their jobs, weather its being a fucking idiot or getting murdered in a brutal way.


Violence Report

Lots of bullet hits, stabbings, acid melting, alot of great bloody violence in this. Not to be missed.


Eye Candy

The main girl is cute enough and I think we get a pair of boobs, must have been not that great if I cant remember.


Verdict

Great violence and FX, great directing with decentpacing makes this a horror film to see.


Categories: Horror Films

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