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Beyond the Gates (2016)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror | 9 December 2016 (USA)
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Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store and find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Skipper ... Gordon Hardesty
Chase Williamson ... John Hardesty
Brea Grant ... Margot McKenzie
Barbara Crampton ... Evelyn
Matt Mercer ... Derek
Justin Welborn ... Hank
Jesse Merlin ... Elric
Sara Malakul Lane ... Dahlia
Henry LeBlanc ... Bob Hardesty
Caryn Richman ... Marilyn Hardesty
Pierson Ryan Pierson Ryan ... Ghoul
Jentzen Ramirez ... Young Gordon
Ryan Kunert Ryan Kunert ... Young John (as Ryan Kunart)
Colton Toles Colton Toles ... Hooded Figure / Demon
David Bruckner ... 80's Guy
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Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.

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Evil Awaits Beyond the Gates. See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

За вратами See more »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The original title was Beyond The Nightmare. Lucio Fulci's biography "Beyond The Gates" was among the inspirations for the final title the filmmakers ended up using. See more »

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Gordon Hardesty: Jesus Christ.
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A few seconds after the end credits, the woman from the game appears onscreen and silently stares ahead for a few moments before the screen cuts to black. See more »

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References Destroy All Monsters (1968) See more »

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Outrun With The Dead
Written and Performed by Vincenzo Salvia
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Great premise, disappointing execution.
10 December 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Two estranged brothers, Gordon (Graham Skipper) and John (Chase Williamson), reunite to liquidate the assets of their missing father's video store. As they sort out the contents of the shop, the brothers discover a strange old VHS board game—Beyond the Gates—that seems to have some connection with their dad's disappearance. Together with Gordon's girlfriend Margot (Brea Grant), they pop the game's tape into the player and are greeted by a mysterious woman (scream queen Barbara Crampton) who guides them through the horror that ensues.

Take the basic premise of Jumanji and give it a horror twist, and what you have is Beyond the Gates, except that Jumanji was, and still is, a whole lot of fun (despite some horribly dated CGI effects), whereas Beyond the Gates is a crushing bore for most of its running time, with long periods where absolutely nothing of interest occurs (the first 45 minutes are a real test of patience). About the only things the film has in its favour are a few decent gore effects (best being an exploding cranium), a cool synth score, and Grant's impressive rack (the actress wears a tight vest but fails to do a Crampton, keeping those puppies under wraps).


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