Monday, June 1, 2015
THE GATE (1987)
I guess this is the kind of movie you would rent if you were a kid back in the 80's and your parents didn't want ya watching those naughty R-rated movies. It's a real kiddie-oriented kinda thing with a stupid plot about silly monsters from hell coming out of a pit in the backyard. There's young Stephen Dorff, who went on to become Cecil B. Demented, and his best friend who is a nerd but listens to heavy metal and wears cool denim vests with Killer Dwarfs patches on them and they open this demonic portal due to some song lyrics. Was this thing written by the PMRC? Because it sure seems like one of there fever-dreams brought to cinematic life. While I find this whole film stupid I guess if you're in your 30's and really into 80's nostalgia you might at least get a thrill out of laughing at the haircuts or something so at least there's that. Me personally I'd rather go watch THE PIT again for some sleazier monsters-in-a-hole-in-the-ground thrills.
There was a GATE II in 1990 which was rated R so maybe it's better but I kinda doubt it.