Saw this Stuart Gordon/HP Lovecraft triple bill at the Lounge in Headingley as part of the Leeds International Film Festival and firstly what a fantastic cinema!! An original Victorian picture house with a modern refurb to the foyer and bar upstairs and the original look inside the cinema. From Beyond (1986) could really only be described as a below average schlock-horror, Jeffrey Combs stars as the mad-scientist looking to destroy a machine that opens up a six-sense in the human brain and exposes the human race to brain eating monsters! Re-Animator (1985) well everyone must have seen this and it hasn't really aged that well, apart from Combs' OTT portrayal of... you've guessed it a mad scientist! The whole thing is really just an excuse for plenty of gore and nudity. Dagon (2001) is another kettle of fish (excuse the pun) entirely. Made with half US-half Spanish money the film sees two couples on a boat off the coast of Spain but a storm leaves the boat and one couple stranded on rocks leaving the other couple to go ashore for help. They arrive in a creepy as hell fishing village which appears almost completely deserted but when they return to the boat their friends are gone. Pretty soon the pair are running for their lives when the 'villagers' start to appear. Dagon is head and shoulders above other Stuart Gordon films and is genuinely creepy, un-nerving and gory to the extreme (and also benefits from the gorgeous Raquel Merono). I have a pretty strong stomach but one scene where a man is skinned-alive was pretty hard-to-watch! It's not a horror classic but Dagon is entertaining and works even better with its European sensibilities. Oh and its out on US DVD already.