Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Ted Sorel, Jeffrey Combs
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Running Time: 86 minutes
Format: DVD, Blu-Ray
Release Date: 25 February 2013
Dr Pretorius (Ted Sorvel) with the help of his assistant Crawford Tillinghast (Jeffrey Combs) have invented a machine called “The Resonator” that stimulates the pineal gland in the brain with powerful effects. Unfortunately the machine is so powerful that it opens up a portal to a parallel universe inhabited by alien creatures. This kills Dr Pretorius and turns him into a deformed, grotesque being.
Crawford escapes the madness and when the police arrive all they find is the decapitated head of Dr Pretorius. With Crawford mumbling about strange creatures from another world he is arrested for murder and committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Dr Katherine McMichaels (Barbara Crampton) is convinced that Crawford is innocent after a brain scan reveals his pineal gland has grown and what he is saying may be true. To try her theory she takes him back to the scene of the crime where all Hell breaks loose.
Overall, From Beyond is a great classic cult horror film with some great effects with my favourite scene being where the nurse gets her eyeballs sucked out. This is a must for every horror fan. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Available to buy from 25 February 2013 on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon here.