From director John Penny and producer Ryûhei Kitamura (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) comes HELLGATE, a supernatural chiller starring Cary Elwes and William Hurt. The trailer has just hit the net; peep it below for a taste of appealing weirdness.
The only drawback is that this flick has been around for a little while; our first article on it popped up in the summer of 2009. Not a biggie, though: It still looks rather good, and it's getting a decent release from IFC, which will make the film available theatrically and on VOD on November 16th. (That's tomorrow, folks.)
Immediately upon arriving in Bangkok, American Jeff, his Thai wife Sua and their son Kyle are hit by a truck while driving to visit Sua's father. Six weeks later Jeff regains consciousness in hospital. He's horrified to learn he's the only survivor. Even more unsettling, Jeff begins seeing ghosts, all of whom appear to have died terribly.
Jeff seeks out a spiritual adviser who explains that his family's souls, having died prematurely and violently, are trapped in the Shadow World and are doomed to relive their moment of death. Only one man knows how to help them, Warren, an American expat soul surfer.
From Warren, Jeff learns that his own soul is trapped inside the fatal wreck along his wife and child. The only way for Jeff to help his family cross over from the Shadow World to a place of rest is for him to enter it and release his family himself.
Getting in is hard enough, but getting out can be impossible.