The Gate 1987

  • Synopsis


When Al (Christa Denton) and Glenn’s (Stephen Dorff) parents (Deborah Grover, Scot Denton) leave town for the weekend, Al uses the opportunity to throw a party while little brother Glenn and his friend Terry (Louis Tripp) decide to explore a hole left by a tree-removal service in the backyard. When unexplainable phenomena begin occurring, Terry — with the help of his extensive heavy-metal music collection — comes to the conclusion that he and Glenn have accidentally opened a gateway to hell. < iMDB



Rating:PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)

Directed By:Tibor Takács

Written By:Michael Nankin

Runtime:86 minutes




  • My Take

Typical 80s flick with stupid teenagers, scared kids and absent adults. The movie picks up about halfway through when the demons arrive.  I liked the amazing creepy clay-motion effects.





  • Rating

Scare Score- 5/10-  Would be good one for kids.  Not too much gore.

Re-Watch-Ability- 3/10- I won’t be pulled to watch this one for a while, if at all.

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