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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

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 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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Adventure | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The shirts/clothing of three main characters corresponds to the color of their game piece. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Hardesty: Jesus Christ.
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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 Big Jim McLain (1952) See more »

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On the Shores of Forever
Written by Daniel Iannantuono
Performed by Headquarters Music
Courtesy of Senator Barkington Music
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Slow dialogue and build up
10 December 2016 | by quothageSee all my reviews

Overall a not unwatchable effort, a story line with certain potential is littered with some enjoyable blood-fest elements. Unfortunately Beyond the Gates is marred by slow paced dialogue, between one dimensional characters, who all clunkily perform their way to the end. The issue here is that before anything begins to get going, you're likely to be half out of your mind with boredom. The 88 minute run time, which was reduced to about 80 after the exclusion of the opening and closing credits, still felt drawn out.

When things did get going, Beyond the Gates takes some particularly odd turns to create none too convincing or all that scary "monsters". In retrospect the film could well have borrowed more themes from greats such as Hellraiser and utilized them to bolster its own version of hell (assuming that's what the movie was trying to get at).

This may well appeal to die hard horror fans, but you're likely to be disappointed.


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