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The Gateway (2015)

Curtain (original title)
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A burnt-out ex-nurse in search of a new life moves into a new apartment, but a strange portal in her bathroom wall threatens to destroy any sense of normality.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danni Smith Danni Smith ... Danni
Tim Lueke Tim Lueke ... Tim
Martin Monahan Martin Monahan ... The Pale Man
Rick Zahn ... Uncle Gus
Chuck McMahon ... Bert
Preston Christopher Lawrence ... Preston the Super (as Preston Lawrence)
Gregory Konow ... Willy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Melissa D. Brown Melissa D. Brown ... 911 Operator
Robb Coles Robb Coles ... Man on the street
Hal Cosec Hal Cosec ... Tim's Roommate
Anne Denison Anne Denison ... Girl on the street
Brad Gans Brad Gans ... Dr. Shots
Lew Gardner ... Old man on the street
Peter Hawn Peter Hawn ... Crazy Eyed Yokel
Jaron Henrie-McCrea Jaron Henrie-McCrea ... Radio Announcer
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When Danni, a burnt-out former hospice nurse, moves into a new apartment, she thinks she's finally found the key to a simple, less traumatic life. But when things start to disappear through a strange portal in her bathroom wall, Danni realizes she's discovered a gateway to the unknown that brings unimaginable horrors to this quiet apartment. Along with her co-worker Tim, Danni begins an investigation that leads to an unforgettable conclusion. Written by Uncork'd Entertainment

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She put up a shower curtain...bad idea.

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Jash Pictures See more »
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Color (HD)| Color

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2.35 : 1
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Danni: Do you ever get tired of being chickenshit?
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Quite dreadful
31 August 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

This is a quirky, independent comedy masquerading as a surreal horror film. It gets the surreal part right but the rest of the staging and execution is so cheap as to make this feel like a Troma movie. It doesn't do much for a film's realism when you have actors in support who go around mugging for all their worth, actors linked to a storyline which is so slight as to be not worth bothering with in the first place. Basically, a frightened young woman discovers that her shower curtain is hiding a portal to another dimension. That's it; that's the set up, although not much is done with it.

One of the most arresting parts of the film are the weird dream visions that the protagonist experiences. These are a mish mash of similar bits in THE EVIL DEAD and THE RING, and quite weird, although not as just plain bizarre as other elements in the film. At times I felt that I really should like it, and perhaps with better resources the writer/director could have done something truly special here, but sadly the acting is just too poor and the script so sub par that I couldn't stand it. It feels like nothing more than one of those "make it up as you go along" type movies.


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