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Wild, weird fun.
BETTER THAN THE EXORCIST! . . . NOT.
All's well that end's well . . . when The Boy turns around to face us (the audience) at the end ITS A SCREAM!!!!!!
with an ending "like that," no wonder BEYOND THE DOOR made a TON OF MONEY . . . it makes you want to see the film again to relieve the experience.
PLOT SPOILER ALERT!
The Antichrist does not grant Dimitri's wish in the end, says it was all a joke for his personal amusement and kills him. The infant is still born without a mouth.
Sounds like fun? Not really. The plot is incoherent and seems incomplete, but who cares! This is still quite a laugh if you have the patience sitting through it.
A lot of weird stuff goes on in this one. Jessica's son eats Campbell pea soup all day long and acts like a spoiled little brat. Toys, dolls and cupboards are demoniacally possessed. Jessica eats banana peels she finds on the street . Jessica yells buckets full of obscenities and vomits tons of pea soup. In a very long scene her husband is harassed by obnoxious street musicians and acts like a coward by not defending himself at all.
There is some nice photography, only to be ruined by lousy cheap editing. Poor dubbing, bad lighting and awful music don't help much either. There are very long boring takes of people walking around doing nothing.
The film was directed by Italian director Ovidio G. Assontis and spawned two sequels. It turned out a box office hit, making 15. million at the US box office. Warner Brothers sued but failed.
Mario Bava directed "Shock" ,which was marketed under the title "Beyond the door 2" in the U.S, and didn't have much to do with this one at all except actor David Colin Jr.
Dimitri is played by Richard Johnson, who we know as the doctor from "Zombie Flesh eaters"
"Evil grows beyond the Door" claims the poster. Evil grows beyond my patience is a better tag line.
Pretty funny" Exorcist" clone if your warming up with friends who appreciate the genre. Or in my case simply bored.