Beyond the Gates (2016)★★★★☆


I figured I was going to be in for a ride when I saw Graham Skipper’s name and I wasn’t let down.

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I loved that old VHS game Nightmare. This movie is a tribute to games like that. In fact, it actually mentions Nightmare by name at one point!

From the retro-style title sequence to the amazing straight-from-the-’80s soundtrack, this movie is a lot of fun. It’s reasonably well paced and interesting and the acting is great.

It’s got some silly, ridiculous moments and some genuinely creepy moments. It also has probably my favorite Barbara Crampton performance yet! If you’re looking for something fun and nostalgic, this should serve you well.