Beyond the Gates was one of the surprise genre hits of 2016/2017. The horror comedy focuses on once-popular VHS board games from the 1980’s and, though hilarious, is also a poignant meditation on brotherhood and mourning. Fans of the film will be delighted to know that a sequel to Beyond the Gates is in the works—and a script is almost completed!
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The news came from Beyond the Gates writer/director Jackson Stewart via the Shockwaves horror podcast.
Jackson: “[Producer]Brian [Yuzna] and I… have just sort of kicked the tires on that story over and over again. It’s a lot of inversions on the themes of the first movie and moves into a sort of medieval RPG (role-playing game) element a little bit.”
It’ll be a while until we have a trailer (not to mention cast info, a synopsis, or a release date) but we’ll keep our ears to the ground in order to keep you informed as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for the first Beyond the Gates below. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: In the wake of their father’s mysterious disappearance, two estranged brothers — responsible Gordon and reckless John — reunite to sift through the contents of his stubbornly anachronistic VHS rental store. Among the inventory, they discover an interactive VCR board game, which their father viewed just before he vanished. Intrigued, the boys pop in the tape, press play, and soon discover that, far from an ordinary game, the video is a portal to a nightmarish alternate reality.
Beyond the Gates stars Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Barbara Crampton, and Brea Grant.
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Source: Dread Central