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Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

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... Eddie
Celine O'Leary ... Rachel
... Richard
... Skinner
Saturday Rosenberg ... Annie
... Hemmings
... Taylor
Peter Douglas ... Bruce
Ernie Ellison ... George
Brian O'Connor ... Bill (as Brian O'Connor)
Ruth Goble ... Kate
Paul Philpot ... Pinhead
Max Lorenzin ... Weasel
Phil Bitter ... Des
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Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking their owners, strange apparitions beginning to appear, and people who had been "normal" suddenly going insane. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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About at least half a dozen personnel worked on both of director Rolf de Heer's two major colour science fiction movies - 'Epsilon (aka 'Alien Visitor') (1997) and 'Incident at Raven's Gate' (1988). They were de Heer, composer Graham Tardif, editor Tania Nehme, visual effects artist Roger Cowland, and Pete Smith & John Simpson in the sound department. See more »

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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Libiamo Libiamo
From "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung by Victoria de los Ángeles (as Victoria de Los Angeles) and Carlo del Monte
Used under licence from EMI Records Australia
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Amazingly Distinctive Horror
17 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

an early film from rolf de heer (bad boy bubby, the tracker), it is also one of the most impressive pieces of visual art to be created in australia, and far superior to the majority of horror coming from the rest of the world. a tale of the human condition in the lonely mental wastelands of the australian outback, de heer succeeds in making us feel the insanity and discordance which lurks beneath the surface of country australian life for anybody who can no longer keep themselves sane through nature, sports or trips to the pub. far superior to picnic at hanging rock, this is a film that will truly creep you out and leave you thinking about what lurks outside. america has its backwoods, and australia has its outback.


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