From Beyond the Grave Reviews

  • Nov 10, 2020

    In the Amicus anthology From Beyond the Grave, Peter Cushing is the owner of an antique shop dealing in unusual items. Over the course of the film, the plight of four customers is followed after they purchase an item from the odd little business. While the production values are competent and the acting, for the most part, is passable, the movie doesn't succeed for a simple reason – for a horror film, there is nothing remotely scary in any of the four stories. Instead of creating suspense or generating a jump scare or presenting a Rod Serling-like twist, the movie only succeeds in causing the viewer to roll his or her eyes and maybe, just maybe, furrow a brow.

    In the Amicus anthology From Beyond the Grave, Peter Cushing is the owner of an antique shop dealing in unusual items. Over the course of the film, the plight of four customers is followed after they purchase an item from the odd little business. While the production values are competent and the acting, for the most part, is passable, the movie doesn't succeed for a simple reason – for a horror film, there is nothing remotely scary in any of the four stories. Instead of creating suspense or generating a jump scare or presenting a Rod Serling-like twist, the movie only succeeds in causing the viewer to roll his or her eyes and maybe, just maybe, furrow a brow.

  • Jul 28, 2020

    The best of the Amicus anthologies, a 1970's cult horror classic.

    The best of the Amicus anthologies, a 1970's cult horror classic.

  • Apr 28, 2020

    Algo fallida antologia a pesar del talento detras y delante de las camaras. Algunas historias son interesantes, otras nada, y algunas se parecen mucho entre ellas. Una pena.

    Algo fallida antologia a pesar del talento detras y delante de las camaras. Algunas historias son interesantes, otras nada, y algunas se parecen mucho entre ellas. Una pena.

  • Nov 04, 2019

    The title "From Beyond the Grave" is a bit of a misnomer, yet putting that aside, this was an above average horror anthology. Four vignettes ranging from a haunted mirror that needs to be appeased (very creepy), to a put upon husband pretending to be more than he is who then gets an unexpected outcome to his wishes, to a posh businessman who is stalked by an unseen demon that requires a rather humorous exorcism, to the final with a door that leads to a cursed room that expects more than to be visited. All very well done and acted. None are very gory, the chills coming more from that British sense of subtle horror tinged with humor. Some have said "From Beyond the Grave" was a precursor to "Friday the 13th: The Series" and to Stephen King's "Needful Things", both connections which I can see.

    The title "From Beyond the Grave" is a bit of a misnomer, yet putting that aside, this was an above average horror anthology. Four vignettes ranging from a haunted mirror that needs to be appeased (very creepy), to a put upon husband pretending to be more than he is who then gets an unexpected outcome to his wishes, to a posh businessman who is stalked by an unseen demon that requires a rather humorous exorcism, to the final with a door that leads to a cursed room that expects more than to be visited. All very well done and acted. None are very gory, the chills coming more from that British sense of subtle horror tinged with humor. Some have said "From Beyond the Grave" was a precursor to "Friday the 13th: The Series" and to Stephen King's "Needful Things", both connections which I can see.

  • Oct 31, 2018

    Anything with Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence can't be all bad.

    Anything with Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence can't be all bad.

  • Mar 01, 2018

    Last of the great and fun Amicus horror anthologies. Good cast and fun stuff. Middle two segments are the best.

    Last of the great and fun Amicus horror anthologies. Good cast and fun stuff. Middle two segments are the best.

  • Jun 10, 2017

    Another great anthology horror movie from England. Maybe it's my short attention span, but I find most anthologies to be really good. I've given Creepshow and Tales From The Dark Side 21/2 stars and I consider them the worst of all the anthologies, but still watchable.

    Another great anthology horror movie from England. Maybe it's my short attention span, but I find most anthologies to be really good. I've given Creepshow and Tales From The Dark Side 21/2 stars and I consider them the worst of all the anthologies, but still watchable.

  • Jan 25, 2015

    An entertaining Hammer horror anthology film, with some interesting acting.

    An entertaining Hammer horror anthology film, with some interesting acting.

  • Oct 19, 2014

    Not as strong as some of the other entries that came out during the period...

    Not as strong as some of the other entries that came out during the period...

  • Oct 10, 2014

    One of those British horror anthologies that used to be popular but which now feel a bit like 1970's TV programs (albeit with some extra fake blood thrown around upon occasion). There are four stories here, all "introduced" with short scenes featuring Peter Cushing as a creepy antique dealer: 1) a man buys an antique mirror that turns out to have a spirit trapped inside; 2) a hen-pecked man befriends a mysterious man and his creepy daughter; 3) a man is plagued by an invisible spirit on his neck that a wacky medium helps him remove; and 4) a man buys an ornate door that leads to a deadly ghost room. No real chills but engaging enough.

    One of those British horror anthologies that used to be popular but which now feel a bit like 1970's TV programs (albeit with some extra fake blood thrown around upon occasion). There are four stories here, all "introduced" with short scenes featuring Peter Cushing as a creepy antique dealer: 1) a man buys an antique mirror that turns out to have a spirit trapped inside; 2) a hen-pecked man befriends a mysterious man and his creepy daughter; 3) a man is plagued by an invisible spirit on his neck that a wacky medium helps him remove; and 4) a man buys an ornate door that leads to a deadly ghost room. No real chills but engaging enough.