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Stuart Gordon United States, 1986

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film From Beyond

Gordon's followup to Re-Animator isn't nearly as comical or entertaining, but it's much stronger in its story and creative visuals, despite the characterization being as two-dimensional. The subtext of lust and pseudoscience being equivocal to danger and addiction is more dimensional, while From Beyond isn't as effective in what it sets out to do as Re-Animator's smart-ass approach, the intention is much more mature.