NEAR MINT - UNSEALED - ONLY ONE AVAILABLE
Richard Band’s (RE-ANIMATOR, STARGATE SG-1) award-winning, atmospheric score to Stuart Gordon’s horror/sci-fi classic H.P. Lovecraft’s FROM BEYOND. This EXPANDED and FULLY REMASTERED score is now available for the first time on CD and contains previously unreleased material!
The fully illustrated, color CD booklet features Exclusive Liner Notes from writer/director STUART GORDON, composer RICHARD BAND and film music writer RANDALL D. LARSON.
This is a LIMITED EDITION pressing of 3000 units. Each CD is hand-numbered.
1. FROM BEYOND - ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE* (2:37)
2. THE RESONATOR AND MAIN TITLE** (6:07)
3. WE SAW CREATURES* (1:20)
4. BACK TO THE PRETORIUS HOUSE (3:01)
5. CRAWFORD’S ANXIETY* (3:01)
6. PRETORIUS’S MADNESS* (1:53)
7. SHE’S SO PRETTY* (1:04)
8. THE LAMPRE FROM BEYOND (8:13)
9. THE MUTATIONS (5:13)
10. ESCAPE FROM THE MENTAL HOSPITAL & BEYOND THE PRETORIUS HOUSE (5:59)
11. THE FINAL BATTLE IN THE BEYOND (4:44)
12. CATHERINE SURVIVES. . .BUT? (1:21)
13. END TITLE (2:32)
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 46:06
* - Previously released
** - Contains previously unreleased material
SYNOPSIS - The production team responsible for the twisted cult classic "Re-Animator" -- including director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna -- returned the following year with this equally-depraved (perhaps more so) follow-up, based once again (and very loosely) on the pulp-horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. Also returning to the fray is Jeffrey Combs, here playing the mild-mannered Crawford Tillinghast, apprentice to the dangerously obsessed Dr. Pretorious (Ted Sorel) and co-inventor of an enigmatic and ominous-looking device known as "The Resonator" -- a machine designed to stimulate the vestigial sensory apparatus contained within the human pineal gland. Such stimulation allows participants to "see" the slimy creatures which occupy a dimension parallel to our own, but with some chilling side effects -- the first of which being that the interdimensional vision works both ways. When a powerful sentient force devours Pretorious and assumes his consciousness, Tillinghast panics and destroys the Resonator -- but soon finds himself in a padded cell, accused of his mentor's murder. Called to the case are Dr. McMichaels (Barbara Crampton, another Re-Animator alum) and amiable cop Bubba Brownlee (Dawn of the Dead's Ken Foree), who escort Tillinghast back to the shattered laboratory in an attempt to corroborate his deranged account by re-creating the experiment. Their attempts are all too successful, and the Pretorious-thing emerges to take control of the reactivated Resonator and draw the others into its hideous realm. Also called forth are the participants' darkest sexual desires -- another interesting by-product of pineal stimulation -- and, in Tillinghast's case, an uncontrollable urge to devour human brains. Just when it seems it can't get any weirder... it does. Gordon explores this demented scenario with relish, allowing nearly every scene to go completely over the top into surreal mayhem while retaining the dark, brooding sense of menace characteristic of Lovecraft's work -- though the author's dignified upbringing would unlikely have explored the psychosexual dimensions of the premise (at least not in the kind of detail seen here!). All manner of perversities abound, accompanied by the wizardry of four dueling special-effects studios and a rich, creepy score by Richard Band, building to a literally explosive climax and a chillingly poetic final shot. 1986