From Beyond (1986)
In Attendance- Me
Cast Members of Note- The awesome Jeffrey Combs and Ken Foree, and the ever hot Barbara Crampton.
What's it about?- It's basically about an creepy old doctor who likes to tie women up and abuse them, finding a way to access the hidden world of flesh hungry creatures that constantly surrounds us. Of course it turns him into some sort of sex-man/monster, and he never loses his horny demeanor with the ladies.
Enter a sexually repressed brain doctor/author who is really hot, a nerdy and terrorized scientist, and a sassy black cop, and all hell breaks loose! By "all hell" I mean she gets very horny and tries to have sex with everyone... Even the nerd after he nearly gets sucked half to death by some nether-creature and ends up looking like a half sucked white Milkdud.
I wont ruin the ending here, but trust me when I say an giant sized evil penis nearly ruins everyone's day.
The Good- You have to love H.P. Lovecraft; the guy had some crazy ideas about things, and I'll be damned if he doesn't have me wondering about a universe full of elder gods that we humans aren't advanced enough to see. From Beyond lets us see what H.P. wanted us to believe, and it does so in glorious fashion.
Jeffrey Combs is great as usual, as is Ken Foree. Sure they're b-movie character guys, but to us Horror fans they're legends. This is fun, bloody, interesting and bizarre all at once. I love this movie.
The Bad- Honestly, the worst part about this movie is that I wish it had been longer.
The Downright Horrendous- The bat/bird/dragon/winged demon thing. LOL.
The Gory- TONS of blood and gore for those of us that like it to flow heavy. The Directors Cut DVD even has the "Eyeball sucking scene" put back into the movie, and that's just nasty... In a good way of course.
The Naked- Barbara Crampton for the win! She is a bad girl in this, and she shows her goods-a-plenty.
Best Line- "It... ate... him!" or "That will be enough of that."
What did we learn?- H.P. Lovecraft was a creepy and brilliant dude. Also, always listen to the scientist when he tells you "no."
Rating- A This is one of the best horror flicks of the 80's, and you need to have this in your collection.
Final Thoughts- God Barbara Crampton is hot.