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!
Hot off the heels of the awesome 1986 sci-fi psuedo zombie flick, Trancers, comes it’s 1991 sequel Trancers II. This installment of Trancers is again directed Charles Band, who also wrote the story for both trancers movies so far. Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) has been living for 5 years in the old Los Angeles, living with Lena (Helen Hunt), cruising around being the hard ass tough guy that Jack Deth is. This time, Whistler’s brother has gone back to old California trying to kill off the relatives of future leaders again. Since Deth has been away from the future too long his body is in a calcified state, so in order to get him back on track, they decide to send his boss McNulty (played by career character actor Art LaFleur) to clue Deth into the happenings, and to get him back into the Trancer war.
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.