Director: Stuart Gordon Run Time: 86 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1986
Starring: Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree, Ted Sorel
Frequent Lovecraft sourcer, Stuart Gordon, visualizing the parallel dimension from the short story that influences our series, “From Beyond.”
Obsessive scientist Dr. Pretorius (Bride of Frankenstein reference alert) successfully discovers a way to access a parallel universe of pleasure by tapping into the brain’s pineal gland. When he is seemingly killed by forces from this other dimension, his assistant, Dr. Crawford Tillinghast, is accused of the murder. After psychiatrist Katherine McMichaels and detective Bubba Brownlee take the case, the trio risks a return to the other world in order to solve the mystery.