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The Gate (1987)

 -  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
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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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hole | backyard | house | demon | parent | See more »

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They have opened The Gate. Pray it's not too late. See more »

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15 May 1987 (USA)  »

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A Fenda  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$13,539,458 (USA)
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Stephen Dorff's debut film role. See more »

Goofs

When the moths shatter Glen's window, he panics and runs out of his room to get Al, leaving his door open. In the next scene Al approaches Glen's room and the door is completely closed. See more »

Quotes

Dad: [as demon]
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Dad: You've... been... BAD!
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Referenced in The Gatekeepers (2009) See more »

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NO PLEASURE
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Playing records backwards can be hazardous to more than the needle.
12 January 2004 | by (Nevada) – See all my reviews

A classic in the eighties genre of horror. It features goofy heavy metal music and demons. Stephen Dorff plays young Glen, who discovers a hole in his backyard is a doorway for demons. After his friend Terry plays his metal album backwords and they coincidently bury the family pet(you always need a sacrifice) in a hole in the backyard, they awaken demonic spirits which destroy the home and try to kill them. A funny take(even if not meant to be) on back masking and the influence of rock music on children. This film features some classic stop motion in the lines of Jason and the Argonauts. They are attacked by reanimating dead, droves of tiny demons and a head demon the size of a bus, which bares a strong resemblance to a Clash of Titans creature. This all stemming from a movie that would normally be a dud given the time period. It shouldn't be taken too seriously, but will amuse you for about 85 minutes. This is yet another underrated, hardly seen eighties gem.


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