Watch Beyond The Seventh Door
- 1 hr 13 min
Beyond The Seventh Door is a low-budget horror movie from 1987 that may not have been given much attention during its time, but it has since gained a cult following over the years. Directed by Bozidar D. Benedikt, the movie stars Lazar Rockwood as Boris, an ex-convict who is given a chance to start a new life when he is hired by a mysterious woman named Eleonora (Bonnie Beck) to steal something for her in exchange for a large sum of money. Boris is intrigued when he learns that the object he is supposed to steal is a priceless diamond that is hidden in a mansion that has seven doors. However, Eleonora warns him that he will have to pass through all seven doors in order to retrieve the diamond, and that the rooms behind the doors are full of deadly traps and puzzles that are designed to keep intruders out. Boris is undeterred and sets out to complete the task, but he soon realizes that he is in way over his head. The first few doors are relatively easy to pass, but as he progresses further into the mansion, the challenges become increasingly difficult and deadly. Along the way, he meets a woman named Wendy (played by leading lady, Bonnie Beck in a dual role) who claims to have been hired by Eleonora as well. Together, they try to solve the puzzles and survive the traps that are set before them. The mansion itself is a character in the movie, with each room behind a door containing a unique and ominous atmosphere. From a room with a ticking time bomb to one that floods with water, the obstacles are bizarre and often ridiculous, but that is part of what makes the movie so appealing. It's a fun, over-the-top interpretation of a video game - with each room containing its own bizarre solution to the puzzle of getting to the next door. One of the major draws of the movie is the performance of lead actor Lazar Rockwood, who manages to convey both the physical and emotional challenges that Boris faces as he navigates the mansion. Bonnie Beck shines as well in her dual-role as both Eleonoraâs assistant and Wendy's doppelganger. She brings a certain vulnerability to the role that makes it easier for audiences to root for her. The music of Beyond The Seventh Door is also worth noting - featuring a blend of electronic and orchestral sounds that help set the eerie mood of the movie. The cinematography too, while being minimalistic, manages to create a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere throughout the movie. The movie is not without its flaws, however. The pacing is slow at times, with certain scenes dragging on for too long. The acting from some of the supporting cast can also come off as wooden and unconvincing. Overall, Beyond The Seventh Door is a movie that has aged well and managed to garner a cult following due to the sheer absurdity of the challenges Boris faces. Itâs a fun, entertaining ride that is worth checking out if youâre a fan of low-budget horror movies that relish in the bizarre.