If you’ve been reading this site for a while, or if you just peruse the review archives, you’ll notice something about Internal Bleeding. We love 80’s and 90’s unconditionally, and that love goes hand in hand with our love of the cinema from that period of time. Along with spending a lot of my formative years watching garbage movies, I also spent a lot of time playing video games, and Nintendo in particular. I can remember spending hours sitting around at either my house or my friend’s houses playing games from the Super Mario franchise. One really strong memory I have is when my friend Bobby told us all that he was getting Super Mario Bros. 2 for his birthday in October, and that he had already found his copy under his parents bed and had beaten it. After we had proven that he was a liar, we made sure to promptly beat him. With all that greatness surrounding that entire series of games, you can only imagine the excitement that my friends and I had when we heard the announcement that they were making a SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE!
For this week’s Trailer Tuesday, we’re going to take a look at the 1986 film FROM BEYOND!
What a good movie. I’m telling you kids, this is when goopy special effects were goopy as hell. I don’t think they could get any goopier! Anyhow, From Beyond tells the story of what happens when you start messing around with interdimensional communication. Sometimes you might not like what you get the opportunity to communicate with.
Check out our review of From Beyond for more information, and don’t forget to exercise your pineal gland!
One time in junior high, we put together two cans connected with a string to show that we could communicate over long distances. We didn’t get a good grade on it, since that’s probably something more suited for a 2nd grade class to do, but we were in a pinch, and what can we say… we were pretty stupid back then (you might say not much has changed). We always thought it would be pretty cool to communicate with another dimension, but there’s no way that we would could have done it with just some shitty string and a couple of tin cans. What we needed was a dimensional resonator! At least that’s what they had in 1986’s From Beyond. Stuart Gordon directs the film, an adaptation of a short story by H.P. Lovecraft.