Back in the ’80s there was a bit of horror when a relative would try to be cool and give you a board game the involved a VHS cassette. It’s hard enough to get people to want to play a new board game, but fighting to control the dice and the remote control was too much. The makers of Beyond the Gates goes beyond that initial fear to create a big time horror film. Brothers reunite after their dad disappears with their only clue being an old videotape board game. Beyond the Gates is the darker Jumanji. The Blu-ray comes out May 2. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:
“Audiences can expect foreboding fun aplenty… So, turn the volume up and the lights
down, and roll those dice already!” – Dread Central
Beyond the Gates
Available May 2nd, 2017 from Scream Factory
Welcome, curious viewers…have you the courage to go Beyond The Gates? A creepy homage to ‘80s horror, Beyond The Gates makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut on May 2nd, 2017 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Filled with gory fun, this love letter to the VHS Golden Age of home video contains a number of bonus features, including audio commentaries with director Jackson Stewart, actress Barbara Crampton and the cast and crew, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer, and a retro-style Beyond The Gates commercial. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
After their father’s unexplained disappearance, two estranged brothers – responsible Gordon (Graham Skipper) and reckless John (Chase Williamson) – reunite to sift through the contents of his stubbornly anachronistic VHS rental store. Among the inventory, they find an old interactive VCR board game. Intrigued, the brothers pop in the tape… and soon discover that this video is no ordinary game, but a portal to a nightmarish alternate reality, one with deadly consequences for anyone who dares to press ‘play.’
Featuring horror legend Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, From Beyond), Beyond The Gates is a retro-cool tale of hex, dies, and videotape from director Jackson Stewart!
Beyond The Gates Bonus Features
· Audio commentaries with director Jackson Stewart, actress Barbara Crampton and the cast and crew
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