Barbara Crampton Takes You Beyond the Gates in New Trailer

Upcoming indie thriller Beyond the Gates reveals new poster and trailer

Beloved cult film actress (and soap opera royalty) Barbara Crampton continues her renaissance in IFC Midnight‘s evil board game thriller Beyond the Gates, a festival fave that will be released on December 9th on VOD, select theaters and most digital platforms. The film is directed by Jackson Stewart and is also co-produced by Crampton. We got our first eyeful of the slick trailer and retro poster (in which Crampton kinds looks like Debbie Harry in Videodrome) today and you can see them both below…

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SynopsisA retro-cool blast from the day-glo 1980s past, Beyond the Gates zaps viewers back to a time when VHS ruled, video stores were meccas for horror fans, and shocks came with a healthy dose of schlock. In the wake of their father’s mysterious disappearance, two estranged brothers—responsible Gordon (Graham Skipper of Almost Human) and reckless John (Chase Williamson of John Dies at the End)—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 overseen by a sinister hostess (Crampton) and that in order to save their father’s soul, they must play by her rules. Bursting with eye-popping practical effects, an unsettling synth score, and wicked black humor, Beyond the Gates puts a fresh spin on old-school terror.