For me, and maybe some others, Beyond The Gates felt like a bait-and-switch. By means of explanation, I’m a big Barbara Crampton fan. Even though I haven’t seen her that much over the years, her memorable turns in the cult H.P. Lovecraft double bill of The Reanimator and From Beyond, made me a fan for life, and when I saw We Are Still Here earlier this year, I was ecstatic to see her return to the genre. So yeah, when I saw her name attached to this movie, I kept an eye on the release date. Unfortunately, while she plays a pivotal role in the plot, her scenes amount to headshots that might last about 5 minutes of screen time if run back to back. Disappointing to say the least, but that’s coming from a fan. She’s underused, and probably what the biggest chunk of the budget was spent on. She’s also listed as a producer, but that could mean she was pivotal in securing funding or a distribution deal.
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