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Hellgate -- An American businessman, caught in the Shadow World between life and death after losing his wife and son in a horrible accident, seeks to reunite his spirit and body or risk losing his life


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Fear lies in the darkness.
A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Report: William Hurt talks 'Midnight Rider' death on set
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DVD Release: Hellgate
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  (in credits order)

William Hurt ... Warren Mills

Cary Elwes ... Jeff Mathews

Ploy Jindachote ... Choi Luang

Paula Taylor ... Som Mathews
Nori Satô ... Ghost in the Hallway (as Nora)
Viyada Umarin ... Mae Noi
Weeratham Wichairaksakul ... Rangsan Nitava
Chanin Goldsmith ... Kyle Matthews
Byron Bishop ... Dr. Anand
Patrick Frost ... Dead Soldier
Tavikan Muchman ... Burned Woman
Watcharapon Kammanid ... Amused Boy
John Henbest ... Ajaan Sao (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Liz Burnette ... Mae Noi (voice)

Erich Fleshman ... Physical Therapist (uncredited)

Directed by
John Penney 
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
John Penney  written by

Produced by
Mark Apostolon .... co-producer
Urs Brunner .... executive producer
Sa Chiaravanond .... executive producer
Jon Karas .... producer
Ryûhei Kitamura .... producer
Mark Stuart Lane .... producer
John Muhich .... executive producer
Les Nordhauser .... line producer
Ivan Rothman .... associate producer
Pakawat Suphanakhan .... line producer
Gary Van Haas .... associate producer
Original Music by
Nobuhiko Morino 
Cinematography by
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom 
Film Editing by
Edward R. Abroms 
Lee Chatametikool 
Casting by
Scot Boland 
Victoria Burrows 
Production Design by
Arkadech Keawkotr  (as Arkadech Kaewkotara)
Costume Design by
Waraporn 'Pank' Kheawnonjai 
Makeup Department
Vasit Suchitta .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Billy Jones .... post-production supervisor
'Aoy' Atchara Takaew .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Inthira Sawantrat .... first assistant director
Pakawat Suphanakhan .... first assistant director
Chanida 'Chompoo' Yasiri .... second assistant director
Art Department
Joshua Galbincea .... title design and graphics supervisor
Sound Department
Timothy J. Borquez .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy J. Borquez .... supervising sound editor
Matt Brown .... sound editor
Robert Crew .... foley recording mixer
Eric Freeman .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Syslo .... supervising sound editor
Jussi Tegelman .... Sound Designer
Visual Effects by
Theodore Godwin .... digital intermediate production coordinator
Editorial Department
Sawit Prasertphan .... additional editor
Josh Rifkin .... additional editor
Music Department
Tim M. Borquez .... musical atmospheres
Other crew
Erich Fleshman .... cultural advisor: William Hurt
Davorin Nikolavcic .... stand-in: William Hurt
Davorin Nikolavcic .... stand-in: william hurt
Plinn Pratoommas .... assistant to director
Sawittree Rongthong .... assistant production coordinator
Mattana Suthammasa .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Shadows" - USA (original title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Best horror film at festival Fantasy Horror Award 2011 (Italy).See more »
Continuity: During the accident in the beginning of the movie, the SUV that hits Jeff's family's car is a Jeep Cherokee. When the camera pulls out it is some other type of SUV.See more »


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24 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Meh, 19 November 2012

IMDb's plot description makes reference to a "shadow world between life and death." This had me go in thinking we were about to be treated to a journey through an imagining of what lies beyond, disturbing dreamscapes and such. But this is not that.

What this is, is a horror movie. It starts out with standard Japanese horror fare that we saw migrate to America about ten years ago, ala "The Ring" and "The Grudge", ghosts comprised of people with creepy contact lenses clawing at legs.

It then turns into something less subtle and more Sam Raimi: Travel to distant lands where only the natives retain the ancient knowledge required to defeat the evil. It gets rather silly, without being charming. Raimi's sense of ironic detachment isn't there, nor is any feeling of adventure or intensity, at least one of which you'd hope would be there.

The acting is all well and good, with William Hurt and Cary Elwes performing as expected. Other aspects of the production are also nicely done, but the second-time director doesn't seem sure what he wants to evoke in the audience. I can't call it "bad" per se, but I still can't see this being worth anyone's time.

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