Trivia / The Beyond

  • Author Existence Failure: David Warbeck had written a screenplay for a sequel to the film but his death put an end to it ever seeing the light of day. Blackest Heart Media DID buy the rights to make a comic adaptation of the script, but went out of business before production of it began.
  • Big Name Fan: Sam Raimi's go-to editor Bob Murawski is a noted fan, an helped to get the film a proper uncut home video release in North America. He slipped a clip of the tarantula sequence in, appropriately enough, Spider-Man.
  • Executive Meddling: The film was supposed to be a straight-up surrealistic gore film about a haunted hotel where people die horribly. Fulci's distributors demanded a zombie shoot-out, hence the side trip to the hospital in the third act and the twist that the hotel's vast basement is connected to EVERY major building in town.
  • Fake American: Par for the course for an Italian horror film. Catriona MacColl is English, David Warbeck was a New Zealander expat residing in the UK, Antoine Saint-John is French, and the remaining are Italian. The only real American in the cast was Larry Ray, a former journalist and then-head of the Louisiana Film Commission who acted as the production's on-location liaison and the go-to translator; being the only fluently bilingual member of the production.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The film was extremely popular on the Euro-Horror tape trading scene, thanks to fans who ripped the uncut version off of an uber-rare laser disc version of it.
  • No Export for You: The uncut version was widely unavailable in the US for a long time.
  • Re-Cut: The original North American release by Aquarius Releasing had much of the gore removed, and was completely re-scored.
  • Shrug of God: Don't expect the creators to explain any of the film's infamous incongruities. As far as Fulci was concerned, it was never intended to make any sense.
  • Throw It In!: The brief scene of David Warbeck's character "reloading" his revolver was done as a joke that got left in the take; note the actress cracking a smile at his improv.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Fulci had Zombi 2 star as Tisa Farrow in mind for the lead, but she had left acting at that point.


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