Thursday, March 17, 2011

From Beyond (1986)


Dr.Pretorius and his assistant, Crawford Tillinghast have painstakingly constructed a machine known as, the resonator. This machine's sole function is to stimulate the pineal gland in the brain. Which is also considered to be a "third eye".

After a mishap with their creation, Crawford is sent to a psych ward claiming that the resonator conjured creatures that ate Dr. Pretorius' head. At first Crawford is considered to be your run of the mill paranoid schizophrenic. So the assistance of the beautiful Dr. Katherine McMichael's is requested to assess Crawford's mental capacity, before he is set to stand trial for the death of his partner.

Katherine is intrigued by Crawford's ravings and requests that he have a cat scan. The scan reveals that his pineal gland has increased in size, and with the presence of such startling evidence, she decides to recreate the experiments conducted at the Pretorius house. Hoping to find out first hand what the machine is capable of.

"It ate him...bit off his head like a gingerbread man!"


This film is indeed a classic. Riddled with pinkish-purplish hues, and gooey monstrosities. Along with Barbara Crampton, who looks quite lovely in bondage attire.

Seeing her and Jeffery together again after Re-Animator, with the inclusion of Ken Foree who is fucking amazing as Bubba. Is enough to make any horror film fan (girl) squeal.
Which I did, numerous times.

I was elated when this film finally received a proper DVD release in 2007. I did not hesitate to snatch it up!

This film is also now out of print. So get it before it's gone!

Screen Captures: (No copyright infringement intended.)


Lazarus Lupin said...

Truly a fun film filled with great ideas. It had all the kinkiness Lovecraft never thought of. I have my own copy and watch it often.

Lazarus Lupin
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dr.morbius said...

I totes wanted that bondage outfit that Barbara Crampton wears in this movie. I never did get one, but I DID get some outfits that are even better. Is it wrong that I find this movie totally hot?

Toxaemia said...

@ dr.morbius:

I am sure the outfits are awesome :)
Hehe, not at all. I actually think the movie is pretty hot too, except for the part with Ken Foree in his red bikini underwear :P