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The Gate remake?

Dec. 4, 2007by: Dave Davis
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It's a good thing they made plenty of movies in the 1980s -- that means there are still a few left to be remade!

We're hearing that a remake of the suburban horror cheapie THE GATE is the latest to get a modern facelift. Word is that Randall William Cook will direct the update, and he's certainly qualified for monster mayhem -- he's an Oscar-winning FX guru who worked on KING KONG and the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy... not to mention the original THE GATE and its sequel. The plan is reportedly to shoot the new version in all-the-rage 3-D. No mention yet on a writer or studio, but considering Cook's WETA background, could Peter Jackson's involvement be far behind?

The original fashion-dated flick (a fun little gem with a decent premise and lots of stop-motion creatures) starred a young Stephen Dorff, who discovers that a portal to hell has manifested in his backyard thanks to an unlikely combination of celestial alignment, deceased family dog, fallen tree, weird friend and heavy metal lyrics. The rift unleashes all manner of chaos, mostly in the form of mischievous little demon minions. You can taste a nostalgic sample RIGHT HERE.

Big thanks to 'pixel grunt' for providing the scoop!
Extra Tidbit: THE GATE and its sequel were directed by Tibor Takacs, who went on to a made-for-cable career that includes KRAKEN: TENTACLES OF THE DEEP, MEGA SNAKE and (of course) MANSQUITO.
Source: JoBlo

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5:30PM on 12/08/2007
and for Paulie... if you thought that The Gate was funny, which it was on occasion... the sequal tries to be just that ...and it doesn't work. I, personally, thought it was horrible lol Sorri about the double post too.
and for Paulie... if you thought that The Gate was funny, which it was on occasion... the sequal tries to be just that ...and it doesn't work. I, personally, thought it was horrible lol Sorri about the double post too.
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5:28PM on 12/08/2007
hell i'm only 18 and i remember this movie like it was yesterday, i loved it actually. one of the scariest PG? or pg-13 movies ever haha Those little demons freakin scared the shit out of me man. But i mean c'mon i had to be atleast 7 or so. Also... The sequal sucked horribly.
hell i'm only 18 and i remember this movie like it was yesterday, i loved it actually. one of the scariest PG? or pg-13 movies ever haha Those little demons freakin scared the shit out of me man. But i mean c'mon i had to be atleast 7 or so. Also... The sequal sucked horribly.
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2:21PM on 12/05/2007

Yeah, this one really needs a remake...

Well, The Gate was entertaining at it's best, but maybe for the wrong reasons. It's supposed to be a horror film, but most of the time it's just funny.

The sequel was entitled The Gate II: The Trespassers, FYI. Haven't seen that one. Is it watchable?
Well, The Gate was entertaining at it's best, but maybe for the wrong reasons. It's supposed to be a horror film, but most of the time it's just funny.

The sequel was entitled The Gate II: The Trespassers, FYI. Haven't seen that one. Is it watchable?
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11:33PM on 12/04/2007

what timing

I was just watching The Gate and The Gate 2 this weekend. I hadn't seen those since I was a kid. The only thing I didn't like about the original was Stephen Dorff.
I was just watching The Gate and The Gate 2 this weekend. I hadn't seen those since I was a kid. The only thing I didn't like about the original was Stephen Dorff.
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10:34PM on 12/04/2007

Whoa...

I remember seeing this when I was about 10 or so and up until that point I'd been pretty sheltered (movie-wise) and it scared the bejeezus outta me.
I remember seeing this when I was about 10 or so and up until that point I'd been pretty sheltered (movie-wise) and it scared the bejeezus outta me.
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10:21PM on 12/04/2007
I always remember watching this flick when I was a kid, but could never figure out the title. Now I finally know, this is great.
I always remember watching this flick when I was a kid, but could never figure out the title. Now I finally know, this is great.
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