Back to the Beyond NR CC

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(39) IMDb 2.6/10
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When a paranormal research team investigates a haunting dramatized on a classic television series, they encounter a sinister supernatural force thought to be fictional.

Starring:
Jennifer Gjulameti, James Donnelly
Runtime:
1 hour, 16 minutes

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Back to the Beyond

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Kevin DiBacco
Starring Jennifer Gjulameti, James Donnelly
Supporting actors Bill Potter, Bill Steven McLean, Cate Carson, Bunny Barclay, Emily Lyons, Jon Miguel, Briggon Snow, Laurie Aspinwall, Danielle Mayer, Mike Clements, Timothy Francis, Don Libby
Studio Midnight Releasing
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This is NOT a movie for horror fans.
Theresa Mangelsdorf
This is really a bad attempt at movie making, and you know how some movies are so bad they at least amuse you??
S. M. Randall
Bad acting, bad filming and bad story line.
Sheree Bonnier

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By keebrewz on May 27, 2012
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This movie is no where near the likes of Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity. Amateur acting, audio, make up, script - did I say acting? I've seen 1950's wolfman B movies more put together that this.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Mangelsdorf on July 21, 2012
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As a horror fan I watch this genre as often as possible. This is NOT a movie for horror fans. Terrible story line, poor acting and never a truly scary moment. Pass on this one.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By LM on July 16, 2013
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Really, I cannot give this even two stars even tho my heart screams out to be kind.

This movie is ... well... to BE kind, one I will NEVER watch again. I like to purposely select "bad" movies now and again, and I am in that phase. But usually I find at least a few redeeming factors in them.

Sadly, this was not the case with this film. Not only was the music annoying and misplaced (as another reviewer pointed out) but other effects were just as bad - the "echoing" of statements the characters made as they came closer to their destination, the "drama" of one of the lead characters and her bad marriage, and the "history" of the place to be investigated.

SPOILERISH, IF IT CAN REALLY BE CALLED THAT IN THIS CASE ------

The movie ends up going nowhere. They all arrive, talk to a realtor, go to the house, blather on a bit about nothing in particular, and it all adds up to nothing, really. I guess there was supposed to be a "climax" at least of sorts, but I never felt it. It just seemed to end on the biggest BLAH note in history.

And yes, the acting was BAD. Wooden, poorly done, the whole amateur works. While this is understandable to a degree, this problem was made worse by the dialogue. Using phrases like, "Don't you know, my dear?", which is usually professional and comes off well did not come off well at all when the person delivering the line is incapable of doing so. It feels and sounds like it was read dead-pan off of a cue card. And that impression was there all along. Cue-card feel, wooden acting, dialog that was bad, but better than the acting, and all the little plot lines that went absolute nowhere. It was like a bad rip-off of the Winchester Mystery House. At least that place has real mystery and appeal.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 13, 2013
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Back to the Beyond is one of the most mediocre films I have ever seen. I actually enjoy watching incredibly bad movies, but most people probably won't last more than five minutes into this one. The dialogue is forced and stilted, and the acting is abysmal. I hate to be so cruel to a group of indie filmmakers, but facts are facts: I don't think I've ever seen more amateurish acting - and it comes from every single actor and actress in the film. Useless montages backed by odd and disjointed music, apparently used to pad a story that could not even sustain itself for an hour, makes the viewing experience even worse. I know the budget was only 25K - 30K, but that's really no excuse for putting out a product this overwhelmingly bad.

I like the idea the filmmakers had of making something of a sequel to an episode of One Step Beyond, but that's mainly because I love that old show and rank it above The Twilight Zone. The episode referenced here is "The Captain's Guests," a season one episode that aired in 1959. In that story, a couple rents a majestic but "unfriendly" old house in which a belligerent old sea captain murdered his wife and her supposed lover. The husband basically gets possessed by the sea captain's spirit, undergoing a remarkable transformation that was definitely one step beyond explainable. Back to the present, another couple now lives on the property and is experiencing problems. A team of paranormal investigators is called in to investigate whether the place is truly haunted. Unfortunately, that team is the P.A.R.A. team, a dysfunctional group of yahoos who continually bicker back and forth and never investigate a single thing once they finally arrive at the house (halfway through the mercifully short film).
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By reflexology_blaque on June 24, 2012
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This is a horrible movie! Worst I've seen in a long time! The acting is painful to watch and listen to! God awful movie! It's as if someone walked down the street and grabbed people randomly with no acting experience or skill whatsoever! There was literally no plot! God awful movie! I love movies. I love independent movies! But this was hideous! I want my money back for this order!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sean D on April 25, 2013
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I really get a kick out of these movies (note the sarcasm). "Oh my God, I think something was considering showing itself!" or "I think something might have almost thought about touching me." In other words, don't waste your time with this one. Total fabrication with atrocious acting.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Seeker on July 23, 2014
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I concur with those who have described this "film" as abismal. The acting is beyond bad, my high school students do a superior job in comparison to this and the comparison is rather an insult to the students. I wish I had read the reviews before selecting this to view. I kept hoping it would get better but the tedium finally caused me to just end it, put myself out of this misery. I feel bad for the backers of such a dog. This is an even bigger joke than the Blair Witch Project. If this was a student film I hope they were failed and sent away. I can't believe Amazon would offer such tripe as a selection to paying customers (Amazon Prime). The only saving grace was the movie cover. It looked interesting despite the hokey title.
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