Conclusion: 'Beyond' is a run-of-the-mill police procedural with a missing-child's case at the center. Starring Jon Voight, Dermot Mulroney and Teri Polo, the paranormal angle does little to salvage the ultimately dull and conventional movie, becoming more of a nuisance than anything else. The Blu-ray arrives with a surprisingly excellent audio and video presentation, but not a single supplement to make the package the least bit interesting. This is a rental at best.
Conclusion: Beyond doesn't really do anything wrong, but neither does it really do all that much right. The highlight is another solid performance by John Voight, who injects the film with some life and urgency where none otherwise exists. The premise is stale and the twist -- the supernatural elements -- falls flat instead of sprucing up an otherwise struggling and linear but serviceable plot. Beyond is by no means a disaster.
Excerpt: My casual dislike for Italian horror director Lucio Fulci has been well documented elsewhere. I thought that Gates of Hell was atrocious, that Zombie was fun if slightly derivative, and that House by the Cemetery was an example of unfortunate effort...a lot of work on a script that could never have been a good flick unless it was guided by the hands of a demented genius (which Fulci is certainly not).