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Beyond the Gates (2016)

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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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Jackson Stewart
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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 ... 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. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The opening credits scene was shot with a macro lens and colored lights filming a partly disassembled VCR. The only crew were the director and the director of photography. 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 »

Connections

References True Lies (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Shores of Forever
Written by Daniel Iannantuono
Performed by Headquarters Music
Courtesy of Senator Barkington Music
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Far from perfect, but a lot of fun!
30 January 2017 | by anthonydlutzSee all my reviews

Horror movies are my favorite movies. My wife gets tired of me suggesting them. So it had been a week or so and we decided to give Beyond the Gates a spin.

I understand some of the negative reviews. The pace of the first half is a little slow, but the character development and plot are still interesting enough. The acting can be wooden at times, sure. The 80's feel to modern day is somewhat puzzling, but since it's all about a video store, forgivable.

The two requirements I have for horror movies is that they have to at least be a little scary and they have to be fun. This movie succeeds at both.

The actress who plays the host for Beyond the Gates knocks it out of the park. Her performance is one I won't soon forget - creepy and diabolical.

The overall feel of the movie reminded both my wife and I of the recent Creepy Pasta adaptation Channel Zero: Candle Cove which was just about the same level of scary and fun.

Give this one a go, it's worth a watch for sure.


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