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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 overview, first billed only:
... Gordon Hardesty
... John Hardesty
... Margot McKenzie
... Evelyn
... Derek
... Hank
... Elric
... Dahlia
... Bob Hardesty
... Marilyn Hardesty
... Ghoul
... Young Gordon
Ryan Kunert ... Young John (as Ryan Kunart)
Colton Toles ... Hooded Figure / Demon
... 80's Guy


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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Adventure | Horror


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Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

За вратами  »


Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »

Crazy Credits

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 »


References True Lies (1994) See more »


On the Shores of Forever
Written by Daniel Iannantuono
Performed by Headquarters Music
Courtesy of Senator Barkington Music
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17 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

The film for me was really slow I was hoping for a horror type jumanji type board game and I just found the acting and story really lame. Halfway through I just stopped watching although it was on in the background. It maybe worth a watch for some But prepare for disappointment. The fist part starts out quite promising I love the old VHS stores and tenses me of being a kid myself, the creepy keyboard 80s style music was good and the images on google for the movie have a definite 80s vibe and i think that's what got me excited. With the lady from Heroes in the movie I expected it to be quite good with her being from a top show but found her to be really bland and boring . Could have been a good movie as the idea of a horror board game is one that excites me however the writers didn't do it justice nor did the actors in my opinion .

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