From Beyond

Synopsis: Dr. Edward Pretorius and his assistant, the physician Crawford Tillinghast, have developed the Resonator, a machine to stimulate the sixth sense through the pineal gland. When Crawford activates the apparatus, he sees creatures flying in the air and he summons Dr. Pretorius. The experiment goes out of control and Dr. Pretorius refuses to turn off the Resonator. Meanwhile their neighbor calls the police, and when the police officers arrive, they see Crawford trying to escape from his house and Dr. Pretorius beheaded. Crawford is sent to a mental institution under the supervision of the sadistic Dr. Bloch. However, the prominent psychiatrist Dr. Katherine McMichaels requests the custody of Crawford and Detective Bubba Brownlee that is investigating the case stays with them. Katherine goes with Crawford and Bubba to see the Resonator and turns the machine on. Dr. Pretorius returns in a mutant shape and attacks them, in the beginning of a gore night with weird life forms.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Stuart Gordon
Production: Vestron Video
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min


- Pretorious!

- Go away!

No, listen to me. I've got to talk to you.

The resonator - it's working.

If this is your idea of a joke...

No, listen to me.

The new program - it worked.

Just like you said.

My God.

Do you feel it, Crawford?

Turn it off. Edward! Shut it off.


Can't you feel it?

Crawford! In the mind.

The mind!

It's out of control.

You've got to turn it off.

No! No!

No, I want to see more.

More than any man has ever seen.

Edward! It's running itself!



They're at it again.

With the coloured lights

and the weird sounds.

Last time I called

you said you'd send a squad car

if there was another disturbance.

Well, I'm disturbed.



Bunny! Come back!



Oh, please.


Oh, Bunny.

- Bunny.

- Get back! It's out of control!

Edward! Turn it off! Edward!

Here we are, you little sweetheart.

Somebody! Help!

Help! Help!

Hold it, fella!

Oh God!

Oh my God!

Come on! Come on!


Dr Bloch, I'm Jordan Fields from the DA's

office. This is Dr Katherine McMichaels.


I've read some of your work.

Very... impressive.

Oh, yes. So is this facility.

Though if you've read my work...

you know I'm not in favor of

locking away schizophrenics.

Yes, I know. You're in favor of

using them in experiments, like...

lab animals.

We've asked Dr McMichaels

for her expert opinion

on the sanity of Crawford Tillinghast,

as it pertains to his ability to stand

trial for the murder of Edward Pretorious.

Thank you.

Just a minute. Ray?

Thank you.


I'm sorry. I am.

I'm sorry.

May God in heaven...

Get them out of here!

Get them out of here!

He's in here, doctor.


This is Dr Katherine McMichaels.


I suppose you're another psychiatrist.

Yes, I am.

And you're a physicist.

Your record at Miskatonic University

was brilliant.

Oh yes. I had quite a future, didn't I?

Yes. You were working

with Edward Pretorious.

I was assisting Dr Pretorious

with his experiments, yes.

What was the purpose of the experiments?

To stimulate the pineal gland

with resonant vibrations.

The pineal gland? Why?

Dr Pretorious believed the pineal was

a dormant sensory organ.

- A sixth sense.

- Yes. Well, that's not a new theory.

The philosopher Descartes believed

it was the third eye.

It's not a theory. It's a fact.

Then your experiments worked.

They proved the theory.


Then what went wrong?

Nothing, at first.

But then we saw them.

What did you see?

We saw creatures.

We saw creatures, these...

things that were swimming around

in the air and fill it all the time.

Are they around us now?

You bet.

Only we can't see them without

the resonator and they can't see us,

unless they're under the influence

of the vibrations.

That's why I had to destroy it.

Destroy what?

The resonator - Pretorious's invention.




What came?

Dr Tillinghast?

Crawford, what did you see?

It ate him.

Bit off his head.

Like a gingerbread man.


- Dr McMichaels.

- I'm not mad.

I saw it.

Do you hear me? I saw it.

- Why doesn't anyone believe me?

- We can't reach him.

He keeps returning to

the same fantasy.

Let's do a CAT scan on him.

Why? You've already seen everything

you need to see.

There's always more to see.

No machines, please.

No, it's all right.

You'll be all right.

I promise.

Oh God.

No. No. No!

No! No!



Oh my God!

There. Do you see that?

The pineal gland is oversized and

extending through the optic thalami.

Think the tumour is causing his delusions?

I don't think that's a tumour.

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