Beyond the Gates is a 2016 horror adventure film. Two brothers reunite to clean out their recently deceased fathers old VHS store. In the midst of exploring the old building they find a board game that their father had played just before their father’s death. Once they begin playing they find themselves host to the perils of horrors from the other side.
This movie was a chore to get through. For the first half of the movie absolutely nothing happens. Once the main characters put the game in even the lady in the game does nothing but stares at them from the TV for the most part. I literally had a conversation about rice during this movie that was more entertaining than anything that was happening on the screen. The acting is mediocre and awash with blank stares and facial expressions. The best actor was probably the creepy curator guy but he was just overly cheesy.
The story actually has a good premise, it’s basically trying to be the horror equivalent to Jumanji except if falls flat on its face attempting to emulate it. The game itself is just dumb. The characters have to collect four keys that the game inserts inside of a couple of people and then forces the main characters to remove them, killing the person. So the game punishes random people for having the audacity to know the main characters but the main characters survive no problem.
This movie is boring and not worth your time. The best thing going for it was that some of the special effects in the kills were pretty cool. Other than that it’s not worth the hour and a half to sit through.