From Beyond

From Beyond

Jeffrey Combs
Director: Stuart Gordon Cast: Jeffrey Combs
Jeffrey Combs
, Barbara Crampton
Barbara Crampton
, Ted Sorel
Ted Sorel
Stuart Gordon

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2013
UPC: 0826663138825
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Director Stuart Gordon and the Cast ; New Interviews with Barbara Crampton; The Director's Perspective Featurette; The Editing Room: Lost And Found Featurette; Interview with Composer Richard Band; Photo Gallery; Storyboard-To-Film Comparisons with Introduction

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Combs Crawford Tillinghast
Barbara Crampton Dr. Katherine McMichaels
Ted Sorel Dr. Edward Pretorious
Ken Foree Bubba Brownlee
Bunny Summers Neighbor Lady
Bruce McGuire Jordan Fields
Del Russell Ambulance Driver
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Dr. Roberta Bloch
Dale Wyatt Paramedic
Karen Christenfeld Nurse
Andy Miller Patient in Straitjacket
John Leamer Shock Technician
Regina Bleesz Bondage Girl

Technical Credits
Stuart Gordon Director,Screenwriter
Mac Ahlberg Cinematographer
Albert Band Production Manager
Anthony Barnao Casting
Angee Beckett Costumes/Costume Designer
Roberto Bessi Producer
Giancarlo del Brocco Makeup
John Carl Buechler Special Effects
Robert A. Burns Set Decoration/Design
Charles Band Executive Producer
Bruce Cohn Curtis Associate Producer
Remo de Angelis Stunts
Anthony Doublin Special Effects
Mechanical & Makeup Imageries Makeup Special Effects
Giovanni Natalucci Production Designer
John Naulin Special Effects
Dennis Paoli Screenwriter
Lee Percy Editor
Richard H. Band Score Composer
Mark Shostrom Special Effects
Brian Yuzna Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- From Beyond
1. Can't You Feel It? [4:37]
2. Disturbance [3:04]
3. Main Title [2:03]
4. Insane Asylum [5:31]
5. Enlarged Gland [2:53]
6. Nothing To Fear [5:45]
7. Kinky Sex [:59]
8. The Resonator [2:08]
9. Back From The Ded [1:52]
10. Scientific Method [3:27]
11. Controlled Experiment [3:26]
12. Throwing The Switch [4:09]
13. Fantasies [5:05]
14. From Beyond [2:25]
15. Easy Prey [3:12]
16. You're My Patient [4:13]
17. Brain Food [2:30]
18. Just The D.T.S [3:31]
19. Battle With Pretorius [3:16]
20. Crazy [1:19]

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