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The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror | 15 May 1987 (USA)
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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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
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Terry's Mom
Carl Kraines ...
Workman
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Brad

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

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$13,539,458 (USA)
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The logo on the back of Terry's jacket is that of the Killer Dwarfs, a heavy metal band from the Toronto, Ontario area who were known for their offbeat sense of humor. See more »

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When Glen is descending the crumbling staircase there is a brief shot of his legs searching for a foothold. The legs are clearly those of a female stunt double. See more »

Quotes

Al: What the hell was that?
Glen: It's the Workman... it got Terry! He just made it up but it got him! It took him into the wall!
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YES IT'S TRUE
By Julia Bourque
Performed by True Confessions
Courtesy of Bomb Records
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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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