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The Gate (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Horror  |  15 May 1987 (USA)
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Two young boys 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 two kids struggle ... See full summary »

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Lori Lee
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Deborah Grover ...
Mom
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Ingrid Veninger ...
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Sean Fagan ...
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Linda Goranson ...
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Two young boys 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 two kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth. Written by DemonGate

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There's a Passageway - A Gate Behind Which the Demons Wait to Take Back What Was Once Theirs. See more »

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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 Glen breaks the geode open with the hammer, it is clearly shown cracking dead straight down the center. Yet, moments later he touches it and it falls in half, the half that falls over is much smaller than the half that remains upright. Had the geode really cracked down the middle, the two halves would have been equal in size. See more »

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Al: You mean you guys were serious about that demon stuff?
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DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
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Performed by Terraced Garden
Courtesy of Melody & Menace Records
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Underrated Cult-Movie
1 November 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The boy Glen (Stephen Dorff) and his best fried Terry (Louis Tripp) accidentally open a gate to hell when a rotten tree is removed from the backyard of Glen's house. When his dog die and a friend of Glen's sister, the teenager Alexandra (Christa Denton), buries the animal in the hole, demons from an ancient civilization are released, seeking for two human sacrifices to dominate the world. Glen, Al and Terry, who are spending the weekend alone in the house, fight to save their lives and close the hole.

I do not recall how many times I have seen "The Gate" on VHS and now on DVD. The funny story has a terrible conclusion, but the special effects were amazing in 1987. This cult-movie is very underrated inclusive in IMDb but who cares? I still love this little gem of the fantastic cinema. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Portão" (VHS) / "O Portal" (DVD) ("The Gate")


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