From Beyond (1986)
Sheet Movie Poster
- Style A
Original, single-sided, Folded
Condition: Near mint
Dimension: 27" x 41"
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Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree; Director:
Synopsis:The production team responsible for the twisted cult classic
Re-Animator -- including director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna --
returned the following year with this equally depraved (perhaps more so)
follow-up, based once again (and very loosely) on the pulp-horror fiction of H.P.
Lovecraft. Also returning to the fray is Jeffrey Combs, here playing the
mild-mannered Crawford Tillinghast, apprentice to the dangerously obsessed Dr.
Pretorious (Ted Sorel) and co-inventor of an enigmatic and ominous-looking
device known as "The Resonator" -- a machine designed to stimulate the vestigial
sensory apparatus contained within the human pineal gland. Such stimulation
allows participants to "see" the slimy creatures which occupy a dimension
parallel to our own, but with some chilling side effects -- the first of which
being that the interdimensional vision works both ways. When a powerful sentient
force devours Pretorious and assumes his consciousness, Tillinghast panics and
destroys the Resonator -- soon to find himself in a padded cell, accused of his
mentor's murder. Called to the case are Dr. McMichaels (Barbara Crampton,
another Re-Animator alum) and amiable cop Bubba Brownlee (Dawn of the Dead's Ken
Foree), who escort Tillinghast back to the shattered laboratory in an attempt to
corroborate his deranged account by re-creating the experiment. Their attempts
are all too successful, and the Pretorious-thing emerges to take control of the
reactivated Resonator and draw the others into its hideous realm. Also called
forth are the participants' darkest sexual desires -- another interesting
by-product of pineal stimulation -- and, in Tillinghast's case, an
uncontrollable urge to devour human brains. Just when it seems it can't get any
weirder...it does. Gordon explores this demented scenario with relish, allowing
nearly every scene to go completely over the top into surreal mayhem while
retaining the dark brooding sense of menace characteristic of Lovecraft's work.
(It's not likely, however, that the author's dignified upbringing would have
explored the psychosexual dimensions of the premise -- at least not in the kind
of detail seen here.) All manners of perversities abound, accompanied by the
wizardry of four dueling special-effects studios and the rich, creepy score by
Richard H. Band, bringing the film to a literally explosive climax and a
chillingly poetic final shot.