New Trailer for VHS Throwback Indie Horror Film 'Beyond the Gates'

November 7, 2016

Beyond the Gates Trailer

"I suggest you play the game." IFC Midnight has debuted a trailer for the indie horror titled Beyond the Gates, a throwback to VHS and specifically VCR games, where you play a board game that comes with a VHS tape. Directed by Jackson Stewart, the film is about two brothers who come across an old VHS board game while cleaning out their missing dad's video rental store. They decided to play it one last time and get sucked into a game they can't escape. Starring Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, and real life horror actress Barbara Crampton as the host of the VHS game. I caught this film at a festival a few months ago and enjoyed it, saying it's "goofy, rather harmless, and super low-budget" but fun. Pop it in.

Here's the new trailer (+ original poster) for Jackson Stewart's Beyond the Gates, originally on

Beyond the Gates Poster

Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it. Beyond the Gates is directed by American filmmaker Jackson Stewart, making his feature directorial debut after a few short films previously. The screenplay is written by Stephen Scarlata and Jackson Stewart. This film first premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier in the summer. IFC Midnight will release Beyond the Gates in select theaters + on VOD starting December 9th later this fall. Go check this one out.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


The poster has the 80's vibe down pretty well.

Carpola on Nov 7, 2016


Looks like they nailed the look and tone. I agree with the quote that said it looks like a grown-up version of JUMANJI.

DAVIDPD on Nov 7, 2016


This looks strangely good.

shiboleth on Nov 7, 2016

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