Beyond the Gates
Directed by Jackson Stewart
‘80s VHS nostalgia becomes deadly in this clever chiller about two brothers who reunite when their father vanishes. While cleaning out pop’s video store, Gordon and John find a VHS game featuring a creepy hostess (cult icon Barbara Crampton) who reveals that dad is trapped inside. The siblings’ disbelief turns to horror when they learn that in order to free dad, they’ll have to sacrifice some of their loved ones. Tailor made for fans of Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna’s films, Jackson Stewart’s ghoulish gem is well on its way to becoming a cult classic itself. A sequel is already in the works... Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
Two brothers find a mysterious VHS board game that leads them into a demonic realm.
Cast: Barbara Crampton. Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant
There’s not an abundance of great reviews here, but I think it deserves more than 1 star. It does have great potential with the storyline, and for a budget movie, I think it’s been executed as well as it could be. I’ve seen some poor B-movies and this is definitely a lot better. The acting and special effects are better than some people are giving them credit for.
One of my favourite go to movies
Crappy. The execution in terms of the special effects, production design etc were reasonably well done but it suffers from a poor script, by the numbers characters, by the numbers blocking / cinematography etc, mediocre acting, ambiguous stakes. Very 'Meh'.
As others have said, a good concept poorly executed. Disappointing.
Unoriginal and badly acted