The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond

The Beyond

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror, The Beyond!

A remote hotel, built over one of seven gateways to hell, becomes a malevolent yawning abyss that devours the bodies and the souls of all who enter. A graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, chunkblowing chain-whippings, throat-shredding demon dogs and more follows as the gate opens and the dead walk the earth.

Both hair-rising and mind-bending, The Beyond is a towering achievement of cinematic horror.


“Fulci took conventional horror stories, added extreme and colorful gore, and combined them with the artiness of Federico Fellini’s films. Throw in the zombies from George Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living Dead, and you have Fulci’s The Beyond.” — Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

“This is Fulci’s world, bizarre and twisted, and one isn’t supposed to question it,  it enthusiastically embrace it. There is something to be said about the music in The Beyond as well. Fabio Frizzi’s score is dark, intense, and genuinely creepy.” — Dr. Svet Atanosov, Blu-Ray.com

The Beyond features plenty of Fulci’s trademark graphic gore, including the notorious crucifixion scene and a Scanners-style head explosion, perpetrated on a young child, no less. Suffice to say, it is not a film for the squeamish.” —Jim Harper, Electric Sheep Magazine 

The Beyond
Cinzia Monreale in The Beyond.