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Brian Yuzna is Producing ‘Beyond the Gates’ Sequel

We learned earlier this year that writer/director Jackson Stewart is working on a sequel to last year’s Beyond the Gates, centered on a VHS board game that brings its players into a nightmarish alternate reality.

Stewart told the podcast Scream Addicts back in February…

“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’s interesting that Stewart compared his Beyond the Gates sequel to Society, because we’ve just learned that the film’s director, Brian Yuzna, is on board to produce!

I’ve been working with Brian [Yuzna] pretty closely on the story for that, and it’s just been absolutely delightful,” Stewart told the Pure Cinema podcast.Basically I would be back directing it and Barbara [Crampton] and Jesse [Merlin] would be in it, but it would be like a period piece so there probably wouldn’t be any other carry-over from the other cast [except for] maybe like an end credits tag or something.”

Brian Yuzna’s other directorial efforts include Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III, The Dentist and Beyond Re-Animator.

Thanks to Modern Horrors for the heads up!

Beyond the Gates



  • The chicken man

    I LOVED this movie. I really hope the sequel has the same magic. 🙂

    • Travis_Bickle

      Wow…taste level

      • The chicken man

        .. Is excellent. Thank you.

        • Travis_Bickle

          Not if you actually enjoyed that movie. Even Barbera Crampton couldn’t help it.

          • The chicken man

            Opinions are like assholes. Right?

          • Travis_Bickle

            Next you will talk about how amazing 31 is. But I agree, everyone has opinions and not everyone agrees.

          • The chicken man

            31 was awesome!

            🙂 🙂 🙂

          • Travis_Bickle

            Don’t troll, everyone knows that movie is trash cans

          • The chicken man

            I genuinely love that movie. What can I say? I Like to like horror movies.

          • Travis_Bickle

            that’s a weird reason to enjoy movies….to each there own said the old lady as she kissed the cow

          • Munchie Strikes Back

            i thought she blew the cow?

    • Night of the NixEclips

      Yeah. Hope they get a better budget, as that really held them back.

  • Batmanfanboy

    I thought this movie was very dull and boring with a great premise. Yuzna could make the second one a little bit more memroable

    • MODOK

      Agreed. It was painfully cheap-looking (not in a fun “retro” way), and the climax was especially dull and uninspired. Other than Crampton’s extended cameo, I can’t think of too much I liked about it.

      When I heard about the premise, I thought it was a can’t-miss. But it seemed like Stewart was so satisfied with the premise that he forgot to put a decent movie around it. I’m definitely not enthused for a sequel.

      • ShadowInc

        Spot on.

    • zomnombie

      Good premise, too slow. The voodoo doll was a great moment, but it was an in-cohesive plot and the plot did not utilize the VHS game premise well. It was like they had never actually played one of these games. Hopefully the sequel gets a much needed overhaul, but why would this movie gets a sequel in the first place is beyond me.

      • MODOK

        but why would this movie gets a sequel in the first place is beyond me.

        and beyond…the gates.

        see what i did there?

  • MrX13

    It was a good movie with some humor in it. Would like to see a sequel especially from Yuzna

  • Necro

    I still gotta watch this one. It’s been on my list for awhile now.

    • Travis_Bickle

      Don’t, it’s awful….see…just saved you 90 minutes.

      • Necro

        Haha! Ok

    • david

      Watch it Necro, but don’t pay to watch it. If you have Netflix you can watch it there for free.

      • Necro

        Yeah I have Netflix, I wasn’t planning on paying for it no matter what.

    • Josh Evans

      It limps along until the third act where it starts to just straight up suck. Waste of time and potential.

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  • jasonlives1986

    I actually really dug this movie. You could see where if it had a budget where it really could take off.

    That said. They should bring back Chase Williamson.

    Between this and John dies at the end, that dude is underrated in the genre.

  • Travis_Bickle

    This movie is fucking HORRIBLE! Nothing happens, the gore is awful, the story sucks and is boring. Do…not…watch!!

    • david

      Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. They really should’ve had a bigger, better part for the great Barbara Crampton.

      • Travis_Bickle

        She should have known this was crap when she saw the script. Everybody has gotta get paid though.

    • Josh Evans

      What sucks is that it’s actually a really fun idea. Is it too soon to call for a remake? XD

      • Travis_Bickle

        No, no remakes. This movie needs to be dragged into the street and shot.

  • callum

    I LOVED this movie. I really hope the sequel has the same magic. 🙂

  • Andrew Thompson

    I liked Beyond the Gates. Hopefully they have a little more to work with this time. No “shot in Mom’s basement” climax.

    • Josh Evans

      Yeah, the films was just barely working for me up until the climax sucked all the air out of its sails. Just a big fail.

  • Mightygil

    Hopefully they learn from the mistakes of the original and deliver what they should have in the first place

  • Excited to see what Yuzna can do with the material.

  • Munchie Strikes Back

    Yuzna hasn’t made a good movie in years, and Beyond the Gates sucked. So it’s hard to get terribly excited about this.

    • david

      I hear you Munchie. I don’t see what the hell was the big deal about Beyond The Gates.

      • Saturn

        So you’re not looking forward to the upcoming “Beyond The Gates” cinematic universe?

  • Rez

    I was so pumped to see this and I was so F***ing disappointed! Also I’m offended as hell that he would compare the next one to The Stuff…..a favorite of mine…..f**k you!

    • david

      I felt the same exact way Rez. I thought that it was going to be like a cheesy, low budget 80’s horror movie, but it was just boring. There was just something special about all of the love budget 80’s horror movies. Maybe the reason why I love low budget 80’s horror movies is because those movies had a lot more female nudity.

  • Josh Evans

    I really really wanted to like this movie. Sadly it’s underwhelming in every possible way. :/

  • The Angry Nihilist

    Why bother? It wasn’t very good.

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