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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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Trapped in the World of Shadows, 28 November 2013
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The American Jeff Mathews (Cary Elwes) returns to Bangkok with his beloved wife Kyle Matthews (Chanin Goldsmith) and son Som Mathews (Paula Taylor) to visit Kyle's parents. Jeff is a businessman that met Kyle in a business trip and married her. Jeff stops the car in a red light and a pickup crashes his car. Five weeks later, Jeff awakes from the coma and learns that Kyle and Som died in the accident. The nurse Choi Luang (Ploy Jindachote) treats Jeff carefully but instead of recovering, he has dreadful visions and nightmares with ghosts and demons..

Choi takes Jeff to the aunt of her cousin Mae Noi (Viyada Umarin) and she explains that he is experiencing the World of Shadows, where people suffer their last moments over and over in the darkness. Soon Jeff learns that his connection with the World of Shadows is very strong and Mae Noi tells that they need help. They go to the house of Warren Mills (William Hurt) and Jeff learns that his soul is trapped in the World of Shadows, and he need to go there to bring his soul back and be one again.

"Shadows", a.k.a. "Hellgate", is a great ghost story about tormented souls and spiritual world. I am not a believer but I enjoyed this movie a lot, which is underrated in IMDb. Jeff's visions are scary and gruesome and the plot is well-resolved. I have never had a chance to visit Thailand but the beautiful locations in this movie are breathtaking. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Sombras do Além" ("Shadows from Beyond")

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