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The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror | 15 May 1987 (USA)
Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

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Christa Denton ...
Al
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Deborah Grover ...
Mom
Scot Denton ...
Dad
Ingrid Veninger ...
Paula
Sean Fagan ...
Eric
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Terry's Mom
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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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... 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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A Fenda  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,539,458
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Trivia

Terry's back patch when he's first seen is for the band Venom, who released the song "The Seven Gates of Hell" in 1984, on the b-side of their "Warhead" single. See more »

Goofs

Just before Glen stabs the eye in his hand, he is wearing a noticeable latex thumb which is much larger than his thumb in the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

Terrence 'Terry' Chandler: Demons aren't gonna ring the doorbell!
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Connections

Referenced in The Gatekeepers (2009) See more »

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MODERN PERSONALITY
By Julia Bourque
Performed by True Confessions
Courtesy of Bomb Records
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Worth a look.
9 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie about parents who leave their kids at home while going on vacation. Of course the older daughter throws a wild party. Less predictably, the younger son and his screwed up, heavy-metal listening to friend open up a dimensional gate to a realm of demons.

That's where the fun begins. Some hard-core lovers of horror movies may find this movie to be too heavy on plot and character, but I believe that those aspects are balanced with a good dose of gore and special effects including some pretty amazing f/x feats for 1987.

The only let down for me is the sappy feel-good ending that is seems a bit tacked on. Other than that this movie is good for a scare. So if you are cruising down the bargain priced movies at your local video store and see this title give it a shot. At the very least you'll see Stephen Dorf in his first movie.


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