24 November 2014

The Beyond (1981)
89 min.
Directed by Lucio Fulci.
With Catriona (Katherine) MacColl, David Warbeck, Sarah Keller (Cinzia Monreale), Antoine Saint-John, Veronica Lazar, Giovanni De Nava.
Fantastic zombie gore opus also known as 7 Doors of Death from director Lucio Fulci.

Liza (MacColl) inherits a strange New Orleans hotel and soon comes to realize the nasty joint sits right atop one of the seven thresholds to hell. Talk about your bad locations.

After a clueless boob unearths the gateway, the flesh-eating dead begin to cross over into the land of the living...with gruesome results.

Totally fun Fulci outrageousness includes a wild attack by killer spiders and the now classic 'football-sized-hole-in-the-little-girl's-head' shot.

Decent pacing and a madcap fever grace this bloody undead effort from Lucio and while some viewers won't 'get' the fragmented narrative and the bizarre loopiness of Beyond, still it must be seen to be believed.

Shot in New Orleans and intended as a sort of sequel to the director's own City of the Living Dead with which it makes an enjoyable late nite double feature.

Italian: E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilą.

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