Hi folks, I got a few DVDs for Christmas, one of which was The Beyond. I had always been interested in this film but negative reviews citing the weak plot and acting turned me off. I figured I'd wait for Christmas because if I hated it, at least I wouldn't have paid for it! I was able to watch it over the weekend and I was surprised to find myself really enjoying it! This was the Anchor Bay release which has very good image quality and a great 5.1 soundtrack. As for the movie, I don't know what to say. Yes, the script and acting are both pretty weak, and yes, it just seems like a bunch of random events one after another until the finale. But it's fun. And that ending is great. *SPOILERS* The plot is pretty straight-forward and involves a woman inheriting an old hotel that sits on one of the 7 gates of hell. Chaos ensues, the dead rise from their graves, many zombies are shot twice in the chest and then once in the face for dramatic impact. The set pieces are all impressive, with the themes this time around seeming to be falling from great heights, the usual Fulci eye gore, and acid deaths. *END SPOILERS* I was pretty impressed that there were no "flashback" scenes of earlier scenes in the film trying to explain to the audience what's going on. This is a personal pet peeve of mine and nothing pulls me out of a movie more than having to watch a scene I watched 30 minutes ago because the director/script writer/whoever either thinks the audience is not clever enough to remember something that happened a few minutes ago or wants to pad the length of the movie. So in sum, the script was somewhat weak, the plot was all over the place, and the acting (with a few exceptions... for example that final scene!) was medicore. So I don't know why I liked it, but I really did. I liked it so much, in fact, that I went out the next day and bought Zombie on DVD!