David Warbeck Catriona MacColl Sarah Keller Antoine Saint-John
Produced by Fabrizio De Angelis Cinematography by Sergio Salvati
Music my Fabio Frizzi Special Effecs by Germano Natali
Written by Dardano Sacchetti Giorgio Maruzzo Luci Fulci
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Yes! A classic Fulci zombie film re-released on the big screen! Thank you Quentin and Rolling Thunder Pictures. I stood in line for 2 hours to be one of twenty to get a "Beyond Eerie Eyeball." Damn, it was well worth it! This wasn't the only treat. Before the movie they played old trailers: Deep Red, Evil Dead, Murder Mafia Style, Cannibal Ferox, and Blood Feast! Now, if they would only have midnight showings of these as well.
There are seven gateways to hell and if opened, the dead will walk the earth. One such door is located in Louisiana's Schweik Seven Door Hotel. In 1927 a Satanist opened one of the seven gateways before an angry mob of townsfolk crucified him and proceeded to do unspeakable acts to him. The townsfolk were too late. The door was left open.
1982. A young woman, Eliza shows up in Louisiana to collect her inheritance, the Schweik Seven Door Hotel. Of corse strange things begin to happen. People are mysteriously dieing from eye eating tarantulas, impalement, eye gouging, acid, etc. Then the freshly dead at the morgue decide to get up and walk. While all this is going on Eliza befriends John, a local doctor, and tells him about a mysterious blind girl. According to John the girl has been dead for many years. While trying to settle their curiosity, the two search the Hotel and examine a book of Eibon that they found. The book explains the seven doorways to hell. Now they must try and close this gate to hell or become trapped within.
It's better than it sounds. The gore is fantastic. I have never seen so much eye gouging in all my days. Were would a Fulci movie be with out it?
What's up with the tarantulas looking like they were made out of pipe cleaners?
The end is ball breaking. Very climatic with zombie shooting and a little girls head being blown apart. I hate happy endings and this is far from happy.