The Beyond


Notice: Otis House is temporarily closed. Please check with Louisiana State Parks for updates.

Italian filmmaker Lucio Fulci, known as the “Godfather of Gore,” filmed the horror cult classic The Beyond in Louisiana in 1981. The film tells the story of a young woman who inherits an old hotel. Renovations trigger a series of bizarre and terrifying events revealing that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. The Otis House located in the Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville served as the Seven Doors Hotel. Due to its graphic violence, the film had to be re-edited several times before being released in the UK and the US.  The film was never seen in America in its uncut form until 1998.



Otis House Fairview Riverside State Park

119 Fairview Dr

Madisonville, LA 70447

Hours Of Operation

Otis House is open 1 – 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and By Appointment on Tuesday – Thursday. Call the site to schedule your visit

Additional Information

$3 per person

Free for seniors (62 & older)

Free for children (3 & under )