The Gate
The Gate (1987)

During a boring, routine weekend, young Glen (Stephen Dorff) and his best buddy, Terry (Louis Tripp), decide to explore Glen's backyard. Before long, the boys come across a strange hole in the ground which yields all manner of sinister… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 15, 1987
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2003
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Like Lovecraft for the Goonies audience...

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

worse than i expected

Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

The Gate is a MUST HAVE movie for all horror fans and this special edition is absolutely worth the meager sixteen bucks!

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Douglas Pratt

It is not a great horror film, but you never get the urge to turn it off, either.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I saw this movie in the theater in 1987 and thought it was pretty bad back then; it's still pretty bad, but the visual effects hold up pretty well.

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Scott Weinberg

Goofy kid's stuff horror flick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Gate is a fun, entertaining horror film that relies on a good cast of actors and equally good story to deliver effective chills. This is one of those films… More
Cassie Hill
Predictable, cute cool horror film from the 80s.
Drew Smith
I'm not going to call this a good movie by any means, but it's fun and imaginative and carries a strong sense of nostalgia about it. Oddly difficult… More
Jason Owens
I was only 7 back when "The Gate" first came out, and I've been watching it off and on since then. Me and my mom used to rent horror movies all… More
Greg S
A gateway to Hell opens in a suburban kid's backyard. Horror aimed at preteens and young teens, and it's decent on that level; the claymation… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A brother and his older sister are looking after the homestead when the parents are away, and end up opening up a nasty hole in their backyard. There's… More