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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
 (From - Inside Movies. 24 March 2014, 10:03 AM, PDT)

DVD Release: Hellgate
 (From Disc Dish. 21 February 2013, 3:23 PM, PST)

Release Details for Hellgate and In Their Skin
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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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Additional Details

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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incredibly boring, 6 March 2015
Author: susana-c-fernandes from Portugal

I ask myself how on earth did William Hurt get involved in this movie. It has do be one of the worst movies (in general, not just horror) I've seen. I decided to write a review because I was mislead (into watching it) by what I read here.

So the plot tells the story of a man who survives a car accident and gains powers to see the realm of the dead. He will have to understand why this happened to him and what he has to do to get his normal life back.

The story is interesting enough and involves some Thai(?) legends and folklore I didn't know of, but that's about it. The effects were poor, the scary moments (reminescent of Asian horror, but just not half as good) completely failed their mission and (sorry) the poorly chosen cast ruined this movie for me.

I kept remembering Cary Elwes (the main character) in Liar Liar and his goofy, friendly (and a little chubby even) figure just didn't fit the purpose of a horror movie. The guy is just too friendly and happy-go- lucky, I couldn't feel he was in any REAL pain or distress, ever.

And William Hurt as a tattooed (OMG that looked so fake) old surfer? Didn't cut it for me.

The only character that still had a little credibility was Choi (played by the never seen before Ploy Jindachote), but even she had some sad dialogs that are totally not to blame on her, but on the script.

I really can't think of a reason for anyone to want to watch this movie, maybe the landscapes are kind of nice at times and the creatures are not all that badly created, but everything else falls apart in what was a wasted one and a half hour in my life ... Sorry... 3/10.

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