Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Gate (1987)

3 / 5 Oct '09
Tagline: There's a Passageway - A Gate Behind Which the Demons Wait to Take Back What Was Once Theirs
Directed by: Tibor Takas
Written by: Michael Nankin
Actors include: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Jennifer Irwan
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Kids
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA/Canada

I suppose for kids or those afraid of R.L. Stine books, this would work as a horror flick. It's very much a children's horror tale, a young Stephen Dorff is the star here when he and a friend find a crystal thing in the back yard. A hole opens up (which happens to be some sort of gate to a demon world). Since Dorff's sister was left in charge, after throwing a party they battle silly looking demons. Most are small little critters but somehow they form into zombie like people? Of course Dorff's dorky friend has a heavy metal album that somehow has all the mysterious answers to the pit, yeah uhuh. There is a small amount of gore and guts but I definitely think kids should be able to handle this, especially the way they ended this. I really wish I could go back in time and enjoy this more, but as was I did sit through it easily, so it's not that bad. Just not a serious horror film I would say!

Availability:  On DVD

No comments:

Post a Comment