Beyond the Gates is one of my favorite recent horror gems, and now the director of the film has announced his newest project.
Jackson Stewart is working on his follow-up to Beyond the Gates in the form of The Day After Halloween, which Stewart describes as “…what happens to the ‘final girl’ after the end of a slasher movie … It moves into a kind of weird metaphysical direction that I don’t think people would really expect from this type of movie, but it should be fun.”
EW reached out to the up and coming director to get more plot details. From their site:
The movie concerns a character named Alice Caldwell, the sole survivor of a Halloween night massacre, who soon finds herself under intense scrutiny from the local media. As she struggles with the traumatic aftermath, a mysterious presence begins brutally murdering anyone who’s wronged her.
Fans of Beyond the Gates will also be pleased to know that a sequel to the film is being worked on with horror vet Brian Yuzna set to produce. It will be co-written by Stephen Scarlata, who also co-wrote the original and The Day After Halloween.
If you haven’t seen Gates yet, now is an excellent time to check it out. It’s currently streaming on Netflix and stars scream queen Barbara Crampton, with a heaping helping of VHS retro-horror stylings. It’s nothing short of an 80’s horror movie connoisseur’s dream come true.
You can watch the trailer below, but you don’t really need to – just take my word for it and queue it up right now!