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Hollow Gate (1988)

Not Rated | | Horror | 20 October 1988 (USA)
At a Halloween party, a young boy is almost killed by his drunken, alcoholic father. Ten years afterward, the boy goes on a murder spree.

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Ray Di Zazzo

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Ray Di Zazzo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Addison Randall Addison Randall ... Mark
Katrina Alexy Katrina Alexy ... Kim
Richard Dry Richard Dry ... Allen
Patricia Jacques Patricia Jacques ... Mandy
J.J. Miller J.J. Miller ... Billy
George Cole George Cole ... Bill
Robert Gallo ... John
Pat Shalsant Pat Shalsant ... Grandma
Jerry Marble Jerry Marble ... D.A.
Jeffrey Culver ... Judge
Mario Hernandez Mario Hernandez ... Mitch
Ted Buck Ted Buck ... Dan
Biff Yeager ... Andy
Charlie Ganis Charlie Ganis ... Prince
Elizabeth Toomey Elizabeth Toomey ... Princess
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At a Halloween party, a young boy is almost killed by his drunken, alcoholic father. Ten years afterward, the boy goes on a murder spree.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollowgate See more »

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(video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Mark: War is hell. The gooks are out!
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So terrible, it's incredible
13 October 2010 | by TromafreakSee all my reviews

Alright, fine. "Incredible" is a bit of a stretch. Terrible, on the other hand, pretty much tells the entire story, here. In its defense, I have most certainly seen worse. Not a helluva lot worse, mind you, and not too terribly often. Although, Hollow Gate is really, very quite terrible, I didn't find it to be unwatchable, and it an't event that boring. And, at times, this movie even makes a little sense... A little.

Alright, fine. So, this completely random obscurity makes no sense whatsoever. But sometimes that's the appeal. Although, if this one made any less sense, I don't think I could stand it. So, we begin at a Halloween party where an apple-bobbing contest is being held. Mark sucks at it, and his drunk step-dad is about to let him know exactly how much pride he takes in this activity. Berating the poor little fellow, and basically trying to drown him. Fast forward ten Halloweens later, and a traumatized Mark is now working at a gas-station, and a couple pull up, and make it their business to berate this ticking time-bomb just enough to get themselves blown up. I guess Mark got away with it, because now the timeline in set two more Halloweens later, and a chick whom Mark has taken a shining to makes it clear exactly how disgusting she finds him. Well, it doesn't take a genius to figure out what happens to her. Time for Mark to go away for a while. I guess he eventually gets out, because now, on God knows how many more Halloweens later, the actual story begins. So, now this guy is looking to slaughter a bunch of irritating teenagers, for pretty much no reason. I guess he's gone off the deep end to the point that he no longer needs a reason. Kinda like Michael Myers... uhm, without the mask. Oh, I'm sorry. Did I forget to mention that this was shot on video? Yeah, I know. I was shocked too. Hollow Gate isn't so much like other s.o.v's from the same era, such as Cannibal Campout, or Blood Lake. This one reminds me more of something like Troll 2. If you haven't seen that one, see it, now. Nevermind this one, just see Troll 2. As for Hollow Gate, if you have a thing for the most obscure of 80's s.o.v. schlock, and have an unlimited amount of patience for ineptness, as well as many, many other flaws, then you just might not hate this movie. Actually, come to think of it, I love obscure Horror, and I have plenty of patience for ineptness, yet I still kinda hate Hollow Gate. 4/10


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