From what I can remember of the movie, it features an increasingly isolated loner building or inheriting a machine in his Attic that starts bringing back monsters from outside reality when he turns it on. I think it was from the early 80s and it had a Lovecraftian vibe to it. The movie is like 'The Fly' in that it features a story that slowly descends into dark horror.

Does anyone have any clue what I'm talking about?

I'll try to add more details if I can remember anymore.

  • Are you sure it was a movie and not an episode ala Outer Limits or Twilight Zone?
    – morganpdx
    Jan 28 '11 at 21:41
  • I'm pretty sure, but I was a child, so it could be one of those or a 'Tales From the Darkside' episode. Jan 28 '11 at 21:44

It was From Beyond, the 1986 film based on HP Lovecraft's story of the same name.

They released an unrated director's cut for this film as well.


It sounds like Stuart Gordon's From Beyond (1986) which is currently streaming on Netflix Watch Instantly.


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