Beyond the Living (1978)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film, Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Poverty-row horror auteur Al Adamson jumped on the Exorcist bandwagon with this twisted demon-possession exploiter. The thin plot involves a demented professor of the occult, whose soul jumps into the curvaceous body of Nurse Sherri (Jill Jacobson) shortly before he dies on the operating table. The possessed lady in white then begins stalking, seducing and decimating members of the cast with gory abandon -- even menacing her boyfriend with a pair of meat cleavers -- until her roommates exhume and destroy the evil professor's corpse, snapping her out of his spell. Fans of the TV series One Step Beyond may recognize snippets of the show's theme, particularly during the sleazy scene where the evil ghost has his way with the terrified Sherri. Originally titled Nurse Sherri; also available on video under a plethora of alternate titles, including Hospital of Terror, Killer's Curse and Hands of Death.



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