Released May 26, 2001
Plot hole: In his second song, Devin sings about what would happen if he would cold heartedly kill the people he saw having family fun playing Jenga around the dinner table. The people include Victor, Edward, and Charles. Devin's line goes "Surely sadness waits for me, if I should kill these two." Except that there are three of them. Some have speculated that he only means to kill the two Teems, but he would have no way of knowing that Charles isn't part of the family.
Plot hole: Also in Devin's second song, he sings at the end "...but maybe there's another way! A way that I can save the day!" As of yet, there is nothing to save, or even anything apparently wrong. He doesn't know that Charles is a serial killer, and the aliens have yet to make an appearance. The easiest way for him to save the day at this point would simply be to leave.
Plot hole: At Victor and Edward's introduction, Victor, referring to the toaster, says: "I put the toast in, pushed down the lever, and nothing happens." It was pointed out by a friend that you put bread in a toaster in order to get toast; you don't put toast in a toaster. We all felt stupid for a minute until someone said that Victor is so clueless about cooking (a running gag through the movie) that he probably would put toast in a toaster, so it was left in.
Plot hole: When Devin and the Alien King are dueling on the aliens' ship, they both talk about Victor. Neither of them know his name, so both of them refer to him in generic terms as "the man of this house." Except that they're on the alien space ship in orbit around earth, and not anywhere near Victor's house.
The music for From Beyond was written before the script. The plot is so complex because we were trying to fit in songs which really had nothing to do with the basic idea (aliens invading Earth). After we had a concrete script, we went back and rewrote some of the songs so they fit better.
The alien king originally had a song of his own entitled "These Clumsy Hands." It was about his general clumsiness and how that affected his childhood and his life, etc. Well, when we finally got around to filming it, it was one of the very last things we had to do. (We kept putting it off because the songs were so time consuming to get right.) Everyone was getting aggravated at each other and we just wanted to get done. Not only that, but we were running out of time to edit. We ended up cutting the scene, so it's just the alien king singing the first note and knocking over a table. All is not lost however, because in the interrogation duet with Devin, the king has some lines from "These Clumsy Hands" to reiterate his point.
The images on the aliens' plates include: An eye, a square, a radioactivity symbol, a smiley face, a hole, a picnic area sign, and the russian hammer and sickle.
Many of the alien king's expressions are mostly nonsense words. They include: Bleep-zort (also said by the aliens), wijklong, and falarkian anal spew.
Victor Teem's name is a pun, but since the Teem's last name is never mentioned in the movie, it's not readily apparent. Victor Teem can be shortened to Vic Teem, i.e. Victim.
The first time Devin's first name is said in the movie is at the very end when he says "Edward, the piano, please," and Edward responds "Certainly, Devin." Devin's last name is never mentioned.
TTT Trademark: Dr Pepper. During the Devin Clauser/Alien King Duel, the Alien King takes a drink of Dr Pepper.