The Beyond (1981)
Director: Lucio Fulci
Main Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale
Storyline: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana what she did not know is the cellar is sitting on top of one of the seven gateways to Hell.
Review (Spoils): We have the very talented and beautiful blonde and green eyed Liza (Catriona MacColl) who has had many jobs but her uncle left her an old hotel in his estate to her. She takes the time to get the old house fixed up to standards so that she can open it for business. One of her more main concerns is the cellar as it is leaking water (leaking is an understatement it is like a god damn sewer). One by one accidents start happening and the dead start to come back to haunt the house and the people involved around it. Bring on the zombies!
Take what you see with a grain of salt with this film; remember it is the power of Hell.Some of the scenes might not make total sense such as the acid spills on the mother when she falls or the tarantula scene. Outside of the wackiness of the film it is over the top on the gore factor and it is a classic Italian film. We have dog attacks, spiders eating tongues, lots of eyeballs being popped, blood everywhere and even a few acid melting flesh scenes. Even the blind eyes ( example is Cinzia Monreale ‘s character) from viewing the wastelands of Hell are well done Lots of the classic shock and gore that Lucio Fulci is known for.
Rating: This movie is way out there but so are a lot of Lucio Fulci’s films. The zombies are really well done and the gore is over the top. This director is one of my favorites in the horror genre and this is gem of a zombie flick.