Still Watching the Skies: Episode 114 “From Beyond”

Cody, Robert, and Nat discuss Stuart Gordon’s followup to Re-Animator, FROM BEYOND and also H.P. Lovecraft’s original story on this episode.

Lovecraft wrote his tale of breaking down the barriers of perception and perceiving all that might live in the space between atoms, and how that added perception might drive someone insane, in November 1920. It wasn’t published until 1934 and didn’t gain much traction until the 1970s. But, it has more than a certain parallel to going into a dark space to see a fantastical movie and works better than you might imagine.

From Beyond

In a world, where NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET already existed, it plays to some of those same “there are no limits or rules” strengths. And we see a character that starts out as almost a parody of control slowly break down.

From Beyond

In this case, Barbara Crampton gets a major boost of a role as Dr. Catherine McDaniels. All 80s woman at the beginning who gets broken down into a nightgown clad Gothic heroine and an 80s dominatrix by turns. Jeffrey Combs is most strongly associated with Stuart Gordon, but Barbara Crampton gives a very memorable turn in FROM BEYOND and certainly takes on a must like role.

From Beyond

It’s certain that we have a lot to say about FROM BEYOND even if no one regards it as an equal to RE-ANIMATOR. FROM BEYOND is fondly remembered, and films in this vein are still being made as evidenced by SUITABLE FLESH. So feel free to join in a good time.

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From Beyond

Time tracks:
0:00 – FROM BEYOND Discussion
1:00:27- Next Movie and Outro

Next month, we travel beyond the Iron Curtain for 1958’s INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION also known as THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE with special guest Michael Lyons of Dis-Order: Every Disney Film and From Pencils to Pixels: TheAnimation Celebration. We hope you’ll join us.

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