The Beyond (1981), has done what no other Zombies movie has done with me, inspire me a tremendous horror. Known in Italy as L'aldilà, and relaunched after being cut as Seven Doors of Death, this masterpiece by Lucio Fulci is the second installment of his "Gates Of Hell Trilogy "(reserved by City of the Living Dead and House by the Cemetary), and one of his best works in my opinion. In Mexico, it was known as “The 7 Gates of Hell", which my dad rented for the year 1989 when I was 7 years old.

The Beyond is the movie that marked in my taste for horror movies and fortunately, I had access to great works of the '80s of Italian horror movies thanks to my dad renting them to my brothers and me.
In particular, this film has something supernatural in the atmosphere, whether its correction of color or tone, but it seems constantly something almost like a dream.

I still haven't been able to identify what it is. I don't know if it will be music, photography, special effects or the combination of all those elements, but there is something simply unique and unrepeatable in the Italian horror movies of the '70s and '80s. Something has the horror movies of Italy of this era that even being dubbed into English to pass by Americans, you know that you are watching an Italian horror movie.

To be honest, this movie is not a masterpiece, not even for its genre, but it has very impressive moments and scenes, so much that it brings me memorable memories of the first impression I had when I saw it. Simply unforgettable.

I wrote this because it was my birthday and I received as a gift the limited edition of The Beyond comic book signed, with a poster, two collectible cards and a CD with the original music found and remastered. A good trip to my childhood and the memory of what makes you feel a good horror movie. Long live Italian horror movies.

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