From Beyond the Grave

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Anthology film adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes strung together about an antique dealer who owns a shop called Temptations Ltd. and the fate that befalls his customers who try to cheat him. The Gate Crasher with David Warner who frees an evil enity from an antique mirror; An Act of Kindness featuring Donald Pleasence; also includes The Elemental and The Door.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 205069122
UPC 012569827929
UPC 14 00012569827929
Format DVD
Release Date 9/25/2007
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Cast & Crew
Alan Hume - Cinematographer
Bert Davey - Art Director
David Gamley - Original Music By
Donald Pleasence - Actor
Ian Carmichael - Actor
John Ireland - Editor
Kevin Connor - Director
Lesley-Anne Down - Actor
Maurice Carter - Production Designer
Max Rosenberg, et. al. - Producer
Peter Cushing - Actor
R. Chetwynd-Hayes - Based On Stories By
Raymond Christodoulou - Screenplay
Robin Clarke - Screenplay
Reviews
ReviewSource The SF, Horror and Fantasy Film Review
Review From Beyond the Grave was one of the best horror anthologies to come from Amicus...From Beyond the Grave was the directorial debut of Kevin Connor who would go onto become a modest name in genre cinema. It was actually one of Connor's best films and he demonstrates exceptional directorial style. Particularly good are the seance scenes in the first episode where Connor conducts some inventive 360 degree pans with a candle that explodes between a flickering flame and a jet in the foreground. The murders in this segment are vividly staged with Connor creating some marvelously sinister images of David Warner standing about in bloodstained clothes and a totally wrecked apartment...The second and third stories go for a much more tongue-in-cheek tone. The second is a veritable EC Comics tale - in fact is a more successful EC-type story than Amicus's two actual EC adaptations, Tales from the Crypt (1972) and The Vault of Horror (1973), were.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Richard Scheib
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Quotes
At-A-Glance Film Reviews ...some genuine chills...
British Horror Films ...intelligent, well-written, and scary stuff - without resorting to chucking gallons of blood about.

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