Beyond the Door III

1989

Horror

185
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 930

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Bo Svenson as Jack Murdock
720p.BLU
868.43 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
94 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 6 / 10 / 10

Tickets please. Or pay the ultimate price.

Forget about the unrelated title "Beyond the Door III", as its better represented under "Death Train" or "Amok Train". What starts off as an optimistically ominous Italian supernatural occult feature eventually falls into cheesy and senseless absurdness, but even so it manages to stay reasonably diverting. The premise's opening build up is atmospheric, spooky and alienating, but when the staged action hit's the train it becomes ludicrously brainless. Forget about making any sense of it (yep it's strange and baffling), and just go along for the unpredictable, but farcical train ride of 'doom'. Director Jeff Kwitny uses the creepy, louring, out-cast East European environment to great effect, and ups the tatty, macabre gore effects when it counted. He plasters it with cheap shocks, but the outrageously graphic deaths are amusingly inventive and impulsive. There are some memorable ones too. An inane script and wishy-washy story is made up of frantic ideas, and novelties that never really seem to come together, but at least it stays in character by keeping the story moving like a speeding train. Some sequences involving the run-away train (that's ritually controlled by Satanists) are balefully destructive, but other times you get a good laugh when the miniature train model comes into play. Adolfo Bartou's sweepingly agile and large scale cinematography is very well-implemented, and at times looked to good for such a production. Telegraphing nearly everything is the pounding, dread-induced music score of generically leering and terrible cues. The performances are pretty wretched, but Bo Svenson's little screen time makes an impression.

Reviewed by Scarecrow-88 6 / 10 / 10

Amok Train-Beyond the Door III

Los Angeles teens, on a retreat through Eastern Europe, fall prey to creepy Serbian Devil cult who wish to mate virgin Beverly(Mary Kohnert)with their Master Lucifer, making her Princess of Darkness with evil being unleashed on the world. Narrowly escaping(..well, all of them but one who seems to freeze in a cataleptic state)an attempt at burning them alive in nailed huts, the teens, with Beverly in tow, make it for a train. Two of the group, Melanie(Renee Rancourt)& Larry(Ron Williams)are left behind, attempting, on foot, to follow in the hopes of reaching them somehow..but, Larry breaks his ankle, slowing them both down as they travel through some ominous territory alien to them. Meanwhile, demonic forces murder the train conducting crew, commandeering it as the remaining teens on board die one by one..using Beverly as a tool of destruction, Satanic supernatural forces operate through her with the classmates paying the price. As the railroad company attempt to stop the train by any means necessary, the forces of evil thwart them at every turn. In an attempt to stop the train themselves, the teens will enlist the aide of a thief on board, Sava(Savina Gersak)who speaks in third person with a cigarillo in her mouth, who likes to remove items from tourists' belongings. Also on board is a mysterious flute-playing stowaway, cloaked with only the viewer seeing his lighted eyes every now and then..he could very well play a hand in whether Lucifer and his cult are successful in their diabolical plan. Ridiculous, jaw-droppingly absurd premise throws a lot of different ideas at the viewer. The acting is anything but convincing and the words from their mouths is rather painful to listen to. We get some bizarre violence such as one female victim, Christie(Sarah Conway Ciminera)whose afflicted with maggots when Beverly slaps her across the face causing grisly results(..filling his mouth with maggots during a kiss, boyfriend watches as his girlfriend's forehead cracks open, as she peels her face off revealing creepy crawlies spilling from her revealed skull). One victim's body is separated with his stomach exploding. Another decides to hang off the window as he giggles like a loon with railway barrier(..guided by a supernatural force)stabbing through him. Oh, and deaths to the train crew include one's being pulled into the coal furnace, one squashed underneath the train with his head pulled loose, and another being splattered between two cars. There's a goofy revelation of who the cloaked flute-player is. The blasted train drives right off the rails purposely to kill two victims in a lake, leading to a memorable beheading. Lots of wacky gory hi-jinx on display for fans of bad cinema. Bo Svenson has a small, but crucial, role as a professor assigned to the kids, who works for Satan. The ending is a bizarre ritual with the cult dressed in their garb as Lucifer rises from wherever in a block of ice! The one certain aspect that is not inept in this film is the fantastic cinematography..the camera-work and lighting is superb, which actually gives this tripe an attractive, polished look despite the abundance of problems plaguing the film. The models used for the train, and later airplane, are unconvincing and laughable. Still, this was a ton of fun..I can not say I was ever bored. There's so much lunacy on screen, you'll spend your time bewildered at what is transpiring.

Reviewed by videorama-759-859391 6 / 10 / 10

One nasty train, with a plot derailment

Alternatively known as Death Train, this horror flick really show amateur qualities, whether script ("write as you go" dialogue is unbelievably bad) directing, whatever. The film does retain a wide intrigued curiosity of story, and the graphic violence has a style, yet plot is muddled (really hard to follow), which is really the film's problem, if done at a rushed effort. Supposedly the story is of a group of lucky American students who go to Europe to witness a ritual, where the virgin girl of the group, unawares she's just lost her mother in a horrific and cruel car accident, is being set up in a sacrifice, where she must lose her virginity quick, as a slightly creepy Russian satanist (veteran Bo Svenson- the best performance I've seen out of the guy) attains her. When all escaping, they board the train, which turns out to be the one from hell, like that death ship, that brought evil and death. As only seeing the film a few times, the last time, only the other day, I didn't realize how gory this film was, most of it, thanks to that notorious killer train. You don't give two hoots about any of the characters except, our virgin a little, and her peers who seem to taunt her and cast her out, doesn't help their likability status. But amidst the sloppiness of the film, this forgettable flick still rises above this and it's other painfully palpable faults, which will warrant some more views in the future, but again Svenson, the show stealer, is fantastic.

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