While we’re still waiting for the home video release of Beyond the Gates (details below), news of a sequel has hit the Interwebs! Speaking with the Scream Addicts Podcast, director Jackson Stewart broke the news.
“I am writing a sequel to Beyond the Gates, which will definitely take some cues from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4. It’s a little bit of a different story and kind of changes up some things. It’s definitely bigger scale, and a little bit more in the vein of the ’80s paranoia horror movies like The Stuff and Society, and even the ’70s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It would be focusing on John from the previous movie. He has a new girlfriend in the mix; probably going to be [played by] Alex Essoe or Jocelin Donahue, someone cool like that.”
Look for the original film on home video May 2nd from IFC Midnight and Shout! Factory.
Graham Skipper (Almost Human, The Mind’s Eye), Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End, Sire, The Guest), Brea Grant (Halloween II, “Heroes”), Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Re-animator), Matt Mercer (Contracted), Justin Welborn (FX’s “Justified”, The Signal, V/H/S/ Viral), Henry LeBlanc (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”), Jesse Merlin (FDR: American Badass), David Bruckner (co-director of V/H/S, The Signal), Sara Malakul Lane (Kickboxer: Vengeance, Sunchoke), and Pierson Ryan (“Red Team Go”) star.
Two estranged brothers reunite seven months after their father’s disappearance to liquidate his anemic video store. While there, they unearth an old VCR board game that acts as an inter-dimensional hub to a nightmare world where their father’s soul is trapped and can only be saved by playing the game.