It's October and with it comes a huge list of epic greatness. In case you haven't read the intro to this thing, I'll be counting down 31 of the greatest Charles Band movies. Keep your internet dials tuned to Mr. Gable's Reality DAILY for new and exciting Charles Band goodness. I began this countdown with TEN Charles Band movies that I have yet to see, then I explored ELEVEN films that personally learned the art of Kick Ass! from Charles Band, and now I present to you, the loyal Reality fans, THE TOP TEN CHARLES BAND MOVIES OF ALL TIME! Let's do this thing...
The 31 Greatest Bad Movies Charles Band Has Ever Produced #3
Oh yeah baby! There's another HP Lovecraft Adaptation Directed by Stuart Gordon and Starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton. I knew there was a lot of them but for crying out loud...there's been a different one every 5th movie on this list. ... ... ... That's AWESOME!
So in the 80's Stuart Gordon was given a 3 picture deal with Empire. First he made Re-Animator, last he made Dolls, and in the middle he made From Beyond. Re-Animator being a very well done horror flick with great gore and humor, Dolls making a great attempt at being actually scary, and From Beyond...well its out of this world.
From Beyond has a lot of gore. A shit load of it. I recall some interview that said the scene were Jeffrey Combs eats some chicks eyeball right out of her face nearly got this movie banned. Or maybe it was banned for a short period. Anyway, it's quite amazing the effects in this movie. The story starts out with a science experiment (oh gee, really?) that opens a portal in our brains so that we have the ability to see the dimension that is all around us, a different plane of existence. Well it takes that theme so popular in Hellraiser, pain is pleasure, and uses it as the central focus of this alternate dimension. It's insanely gory, but at the same time everyone seems to be orgasming over it. What a minute...did Hellraiser rip off this movie...I might have to look into that.
I love this movie for so many obvious reasons. The aforementioned plus Ken Foree, that black guy from Dawn of the Dead...and several other amazing horror movies, there's a giant Grabboid creature in the basement, and then there's a very sexy leather strapped Barbara Crampton dancing around and playing with herself. (Just google Barbara Crampton...there's so much leather going on) So for ALL of these reasons...From Beyond DESERVES the #3 spot. If not higher. But I have 2 very amazing badasses lined up next and I can't fucking wait!
Full Moon to the core, bitches!
If you liked this movie then check out: Transmutations