Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Beyond The Door (1974) aka The Devil Within Her
A Euro-Trash classic and, along with the blaxploitation film "Abby", one of the most unapologetic rip-offs of the mega-succesful "The Exorcist". This has Gabriele Lavia who was also in other great Italian horror films like Deep Red, Inferno and Zeder.
In my opinion, the head-turning scene in this film (as seen in the trailer) is creepier than the one in the Exorcist.
This film made a lot of money in America and it's success made the distributors of Mario Bava's unrelated film "Schock" to release it as "Beyond The Door 2" in North America.
Directed by Ovidio G. Assonitis and Robert Barrett.
Starring Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson and Gabriele Lavia.