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Class of 1987: Director Tibor Takács Reflects on His Coming-of-Age Horror Fairy Tale The Gate

11 July 2017 3:35 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

1987 was an exceedingly awesome year for kid-centric horror movies. In the span of just a few months, we were treated to both Tibor TakácsThe Gate and Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad, and honestly, there may have not been a better year to be a young genre fan during that decade than in good ol’ 1987. And while there were an incredible amount of quality horror movies for this writer to dig into from that 12-month span of releases, one movie that I always had a deep appreciation for was The Gate, a story that I related to on numerous levels, even if I never happened to summon a horde of demons from digging a hole in my backyard.

An ambitious and good-hearted modern fairy tale that bluntly examined the universal horrors of growing up—both literally and figuratively—The Gate is an admirable genre debut from Takács, who had previously worked in Canadian television, »

- Heather Wixson

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February 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Gate, Deadtime Stories, Doctor Strange

27 February 2017 6:49 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The final day of February has many home entertainment offerings that horror and sci-fi fans are definitely going to want to add to their Blu-ray and DVD collections. Scream Factory is resurrecting the anthology Deadtime Stories in HD this week, and Tibor Takacs’ creature feature cult classic, The Gate, is getting the Vestron Video Collector’s Series treatment on February 28th as well.

This Tuesday, Vinegar Syndrome is giving a high-def overhaul to another cult classic, Slaughterhouse, and for those who may have missed it during its successful festival run, Arrow Video is releasing We Are The Flesh on multiple formats, too.

Other notable releases for February 28th include Doctor Strange, Ape 3D (aka A*P*E*), Child Eater, The Raid Collection, The Creature Below, Shut In, and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970).

Deadtime Stories (Scream Factory, Blu/DVD Combo)

Your favorite nightmares come to life in a salute »

- Heather Wixson

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The Gate

18 February 2017 10:21 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Screen horror gets a fun-ride boost with the adventures of a trio of home-alone kids squaring off against demons from, ‘right in their own back yard.’ Creative, expertly daring special effects heighten a perfect spook thriller for young kids, that’s has more and better ‘Boo’ moments than most of the hardcore genre classics of its decade.

The Gate

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Lionsgate / Vestron Video

1987 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 85 min. / Street Date February 28, 2017 / 39.97

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Deborah Grover, Scot Denton, Ingrid Veninger, Sean Fagan

Cinematography: Thomas Vámos

Film Editor :Rit Wallis

Speical Visual Effects Designer and Supervisor: Randall William Cook

Special Makeup: Craig Reardon

Original Music: Michael Hoenig, J. Peter Robinson

Written by: Michael Nankin

Produced by: John Kemeny

Directed by: Tibor Takács

Horror enthusiasts of a different generation than mine speak highly of the theatrical shockers of the 1980s that set their nerves on edge. »

- Glenn Erickson

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The Gate Opens on Blu-ray February 28th – A Vestron Horror Classic

1 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series opens the horror classic The Gate for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray on February 28 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The Vestron Video Collector’s Series unleashes unspeakable horrors when The Gate arrives for the first time on limited-edition Blu-ray™ on February 28 from Lionsgate. When two suburban kids accidentally open a portal filled with pint-sized demons hell-bent on taking over the planet, it’s up to them to seal the gateway and save mankind! The Gate features all-new, never-before-seen featurettes and audio commentary. A must-have for all classic horror fans, The Gate limited-edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.97.

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When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen’s backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate »

- Tom Stockman

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