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The Gate update

07.06.2009

A 3-D remake (or late sequel) to the 80s suburban horror treat THE GATE has been in the works for a while, but it sounds like it's finally ready to roll like a creepy little stop-motion monster.

According to B-D, the update has finally finished the financing process and will begin production in Germany this summer with director Alex Winter (yep, Bill S. Preston, Esq. from the BILL & TED flicks). Oscar-winning FX guru Randall William Cook (KING KONG, LOTR) was originally attached to direct, but he obviously didn't have a time-traveling phone booth.

The original fashion-dated flick 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 below.

Extra Tidbit: Between occasional features (like the underappreciated FEVER), Winter has been keeping busy directing BEN 10 movies and contributing to the brilliant/idiotic Adult Swim show "Saul of the Mole Men".
Source: B-D

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2:01AM on 07/10/2009

No

TELL ME you are kidding me! The Gate is one of the absolute worst horror films ever made. And not Ghoulies kind of bad where you can atleast enjoy and laugh at just how absurd it is, but BAD bad like rip your eyes out bad. Awful.

I guess they really have completely run out of movies to remake. It's only a matter of time before we see a freakin' Scream remake.
TELL ME you are kidding me! The Gate is one of the absolute worst horror films ever made. And not Ghoulies kind of bad where you can atleast enjoy and laugh at just how absurd it is, but BAD bad like rip your eyes out bad. Awful.

I guess they really have completely run out of movies to remake. It's only a matter of time before we see a freakin' Scream remake.
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5:02AM on 07/08/2009

jeah!

fucking love that film.

i want an eye on my palm.
fucking love that film.

i want an eye on my palm.
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9:55PM on 07/07/2009
We used to give "The Gate" the MST3K style treatment while we were drinking, man I miss being able to drink like that....
We used to give "The Gate" the MST3K style treatment while we were drinking, man I miss being able to drink like that....
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12:40PM on 07/07/2009

Can't Wait...

I love The Gate. It was one of my favorite horror films as a little boy. I was 6 when this movie hit VHS in '88.

As soon as I found it on DVD, I began to relive the awesomeness that is THE GATE.

I can't wait for the sequel or remake or rehash, reboot, rebound, retreading, remote control.
I love The Gate. It was one of my favorite horror films as a little boy. I was 6 when this movie hit VHS in '88.

As soon as I found it on DVD, I began to relive the awesomeness that is THE GATE.

I can't wait for the sequel or remake or rehash, reboot, rebound, retreading, remote control.
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12:02AM on 07/07/2009

Nostalgia and uneasiness at the same time

Wow, this is mind boggling. I smile at the thought of myself almost pissing my pants as a kid when I saw this during the early nineties and somehow cringe at the word of "remake" and "sequel". Let's hope this goes to the right hands.
Wow, this is mind boggling. I smile at the thought of myself almost pissing my pants as a kid when I saw this during the early nineties and somehow cringe at the word of "remake" and "sequel". Let's hope this goes to the right hands.
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11:46PM on 07/06/2009
I don't know why but the first time watchin this movie when i was like 6 or 7 it was fuckin scary as hell... and i remember it being rated PG is that right? Cause it was pretty bloody and those little ass demons were some kool f*ckers.
I don't know why but the first time watchin this movie when i was like 6 or 7 it was fuckin scary as hell... and i remember it being rated PG is that right? Cause it was pretty bloody and those little ass demons were some kool f*ckers.
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