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The Gate (1987)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  15 May 1987 (USA)
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Three young children accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the three kids ... See full summary »

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Glen
Christa Denton ...
Al
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Lori Lee
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Deborah Grover ...
Mom
Scot Denton ...
Dad
Ingrid Veninger ...
Paula
Sean Fagan ...
Eric
Linda Goranson ...
Terry's Mom
Carl Kraines ...
Workman
Andrew Gunn ...
Brad
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Three young children accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the three kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that is literally taking over the Earth. Written by Anonymous

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... pray it's not too late! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$13,539,458 (USA)
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The fictional The Dark Book album that Terry shows to Glen features the logo for (the very real) Canadian thrash metal band Sacrifice. See more »

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When AL and Glen are in the downstairs closet, AL drops a handful of shotgun shells, and we see them in scattered in front of the inside of the door, along with the demons outside. When the scene pans up and over them, you cannot see any shells lying on the floor. See more »

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Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: We accidently summoned demons who used to rule the universe to come and take over the world.
Glen: Yeah, we found out about it from, uh, one of Terry's albums.
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References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

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LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
By Vince Carlucci
Courtesy of Secret Songs Publications
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Scarry then, cult classic now!
8 November 2005 | by (the_Nard) – See all my reviews

Demons? Metal Music? Steven Dorff? Why not!!!

So... the gateway to hell or whatever is in the backyard of Steven Dorff's suburban home... and a metal band foretold all of this... and Demons threaten this world... Doesn't that sound great?

As a kid this was scary watching this with a baby sitter and such but now it just seems campy. But I still love it every time!

OK... it is a bit cheesy, and the DVD quality is awful.... but come on...it's like 5 bucks at Best buy!

Seriously... if you haven't seen this movie and your into cheesy horror flicks just give it a try... keep the classics alive!


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