...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà / The Beyond (1981)
May 26, 2024 10:19 AM - Subscribe

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. -- IMDb. Trailer on YouTube.
posted by johnofjack (4 comments total)
If you've ever watched a Dario Argento film and thought "Wow, I wish this were less restrained/more gonzo," then this might be for you. If you're repelled by Argento or Saw or dreamlike plots or trauma to the eye then this is absolutely not for you.
posted by johnofjack at 10:21 AM on May 26

Yeah this film would have been loads better if it made the slightest bit of sense. Style, goo and dream logic will only carry you so far, son.

That said, I still kinda like it.
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 10:28 AM on May 26

Watched this a month or so back, and it absolutely slaps, as long as narrative cohesion isn't your priority.
posted by cupcakeninja at 7:53 AM on May 27

this film would have been loads better if it made the slightest bit of sense..

Yeah I disagree. Fulci isn't that kind of director. His films aren't conventional - he's a director wrestling with his misanthropy. His films, overwhelmingly, aren't about logic either dream or otherwise and the best of his films eschew all narrative cohesion. He's all about the horror of being human, in all its repellent grossness.
posted by Ashwagandha at 8:49 AM on May 27 [1 favorite]

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