Beyond the Gates

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"Press play... and pray."
  • NR
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.1  (6,336)
  • 59

Beyond the Gates is a 2016 horror movie directed by Jackson Stewart that tells the story of two estranged brothers - Gordon (Graham Skipper) and John Hardesty (Chase Williamson) - who reunite to finish the work of their father, who has been missing for seven months. They own a video rental store, and while cleaning it up, they find an old VHS board game called "Beyond the Gates." They decide to play the game, and soon they realize that it is more than just a game.

The game is hosted by a mysterious woman named Evelyn (Barbara Crampton), who appears on the TV screen and guides them through the gameplay. As they progress through the game, they realize that it has some sort of supernatural power that feeds on their fears and desires. The rules are simple: they have to roll the dice, move their game pieces, and complete challenges that the game presents to them. The game's ultimate goal is to find the missing father of the Hardesty brothers.

As the game progresses, they encounter different challenges, and they have to make some difficult choices to survive. Along the way, they meet Margo (Brea Grant), John's ex-girlfriend, who becomes an invaluable asset to their quest to finish the game. But as they get closer to completing the game, they realize that the stakes are higher than they initially thought.

The movie follows a typical 80s horror movie setup, with a group of friends or family members trapped in a supernatural game. Beyond the Gates takes inspiration from movies like Jumanji and Night of the Demons. But, unlike those movies, the characters in Beyond the Gates are likable, relatable, and have a backstory that the audience can empathize with.

One of the strongest points of the movie is its pacing. The movie starts a bit slow, but it picks up the pace quickly, and by the end, the audience is on the edge of their seats. The cinematography and the soundtrack are excellent, creating a sense of dread and tension throughout the movie.

Overall, Beyond the Gates is a well-executed horror movie that pays homage to 80s horror movies. It's an entertaining movie that doesn't take itself too seriously, and it's a fun ride for horror fans. The characters are lovable, the story is engaging, and the atmosphere is eerie. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves horror movies or loves board games.

Beyond the Gates is a 2016 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1 and a MetaScore of 59.

Beyond the Gates
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Beyond the Gates is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Beyond the Gates for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 24 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.1  (6,336)
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