I watched Stuart Gordon's From Beyond
after waiting at least 3 months for it on Blockbuster.com and I wish I hadn't because it was f**king terrible.
The premise is supposedly based on H.P. Lovecraft's really short story "From Beyond", but I know Lovecraft would feed the writers ass to the "old ones" for mentioning his name in this utter piece of trash.
Jeffery Combs partner is an S&M freak and "scientist" (I'll use that term loosely) who gets his head eaten by a monster in an experiment. Later he returns as "silly putty man" and tries to get Combs and some dumb blond "psychologist" to join him in "the beyond" so they can experience the ultimate sensation. AKA Third eye sex through the dormant pineal gland.
That's about all you need to know, but basically the plot is really Videodrome
meets Altered States
with alot of senseless gore and weird lights thrown in. The special effect suck so much even for an 80's horror movie, in fact one of the monsters looks exactly like a sandworm from "DUNE".
The character development is virtually non-existent, everyone could have been cardboard cutouts for all I care. No real background is given to the antagonist or Jeffery Combs...also Ken Foree dies yet again in a ridiculous fashion. The ending is so goddamn (forgive me Lord) insane and actually managed to make me physically ill. I s**t you not, don't see this piece of "gar-b***h" under any circumstances. See one of Jeffery Combs or Stuart Gordon's better films.
If you like dreadful acting, bald dudes and monsters made of silly putty...then you deserve to have your pineal gland ripped out.
The only good parts about the DVD were the feature about the film restoration and this
BTW...If anyone has seen it, I'd love to discuss opinions also how was my rant? :ka: