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!