This 1986 horror film adapted an H.P. Lovecraft story into a transgressive "video nasty" about repressed sexuality. We learn about the production methods that brought its "pineal glands" to life, while discussing Lovecraft's fear of sex in contrast with From Beyond's smashing of taboos.
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- 30 YEARS LATER, FROM BEYOND IS LOVECRAFT AT HIS KINKIEST
- The Cult 80s Horror Movie That Foretold Our Augmented Future
- Corliss, Richard. TIME Magazine; 12/1/1986, Vol. 128 Issue 22, p74,
- Sharrett, C. (2015). Lovecraft Today. Cineaste, 41(1), 27–78.
- A Man’s Home…
- Transgressive Sexuality and Slimy Creatures 'From Beyond (Collector's Edition)'
- Stuart Gordon’s Shock Treatment
- Race, Sexuality, and Procreation in H.P. Lovecraft Film Adaptations
- The Posthumous Pornification of H. P. Lovecraft
- Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Sex: or The Sex Life of a Gentleman
- Wisker G. (2013) “Spawn of the Pit”: Lavinia, Marceline, Medusa, and All Things Foul: H. P. Lovecraft’s Liminal Women. In: Simmons D. (eds) New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft.