Starring: Graham Skipper, chase Williamson, Brea Grant
Director: Jackson Stewart
Runtime: 1 hour, 24 minutes
Adventure | Horror | 2016
Beyond the Gates has an interesting feel to it. Based off a board game, two brothers find a VCR game in their missing father’s office and begin to play. This board game involves finding the four keys to open the gates in order to “save their father’s soul.” Well, lets just say it turns into a deadly game of Jumanji.
I say this movie is interesting, because it feels like you’re watching a movie from the 90s, even though the film was created in 2016. I’m sure that the story takes place in the 90s, being VCR and a video (VHS) rental store, but it’s just weird how the effects seem to match up with those from the 90s movies we’ve seen.
The plot itself is interesting, and the effects were what you would expect from my earlier comment. The acting however, is completely terrible. The only thing that gives this movie any merit is the well written story and the suspense that comes with it. The relationship between the two brothers and the one brother’s girlfriend is just not good and not believable.
I was worried that this film was going to turn into Videodrome, but at least the plot is a little better than that movie.
Oh and one more thing, the music in this movie totally felt like it was ripped off from Twin Peaks.
I didn’t hate this movie, but I definitely didn’t love it nor would I watch it again or recommend it. I’ll give it an “okay” rating and keep it short today (2.5/5).
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