This week's entry is Stuart Gordon's follow-up to "Re-Animator"...
Starring the inimitable Jeffrey Combs, "From Beyond" concerns a parallel dimension filled with hostile and slimy creatures. Dr. Pretorius, and Dr. Tillinghast (Jeffrey Combs) create a device (the resonator) that stimulates the pineal gland in a person's brain. After Dr.Pretorius is eaten alive by a horrible something from another dimension, Tillinghast is driven mad. As a last-ditch bid to save his sanity, Tillinghast, bodyguard Bubba Brownlee (Ken Foree) and Dr. Katherine McMichaels (Barbara Crampton) drive back to the house. Their aim is to recreate the events of the murder, not counting on the fact that Dr.Pretorius is still alive and kicking in the mysterious beyond. Now insane and with the power to mutate his flesh like play-dough, non-stop hijinks ensue.
Made in 1986, "From Beyond is a practical effects showcase. All kinds of mutant freaks lurch onto the screen, including flesh-eating flies and horrible jelly-eels. Dr.Pretorius is the real show-stopper, with a new and horrible bodily mutation every time he appears on-screen. A wonderful double-bill with "Re-Animator", Stuart Gordon's other mad science goo-fest.
Check out the trailer here!