Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Gate (1987)

After spending last night dealing with a formal Air Force Dinner, it was nice to enjoy a blast from my youth today in 1987s teen influenced The Gate.

Plot/ Three young children 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 three kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that is literally taking over the Earth.

Wow, what a blast from the past. I remember seeing this when it came out, but honestly, I like it more today. Yes, this supernatural / horror / thriller is just a PG-13 entry, but there is a lot to like (especially a young Stephen Dorff). The flick featured a great storyline that was centered on an extremely popular topic from back in the 1980s, the relationship of Satan and Metal Music and was backed by some decent special effects. Yes, at times the pacing is a bit slow, the feel is a bit off and there is an extreme lack of gore, sex and violence, but it is a trip of good campy fun with even some Lovecraftian influences. Check it out and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Not a bad flick, but I was actually a bigger fan of The Gate 2....