- Dead mom turns into dead dog
- Bumpy moving walls and the hands under the bed
- The parents return evil… “YOU’VE BEEN BAD!“
- Terry falls into the gate, imps attack his leg
- Terry’s made up story about a construction worker being stuck in the wall becomes real
- Giant demon breaks through the living room floor!
- Weapon of choice? Toy rocket!
F*ck yeah! Love this movie. I have been watching this movie since i was 5 and when i was about 10 i discovered part 2 thats equally as cool and freaky. I think the scariest part of part 1, that traumatized me for life was the dead dog!
Oh and something that makes me laught hysterically everytime i watch it is when Terry steps on one of the creatures and he squirms!
The effects in this film are great! When Terry steps on that creature it’s awesome and they keep cutting back to it writhing in pain making awful, painful sounds, I also enjoyed when another creature gets his arm slammed in the door and it breaks apart into little tadpoles that escape beneath the door!
That film really creeped me out, I was about 12 when I saw it and thought I shouldn’t be scared by a KIDS’ film â€“ but that guy falling out of the wall, and is there an eye in the palm of a hand or similar? I’ve got the VHS at home so I’ll have to dig it out.
I remember feeling so sorry for poor Terry who seems to attract most of the flack!
DirectorÂ Tibor Takacs loves those little ‘demon’-type critters â€“ there’s a monster very similar in his “I, Madman”
I just found out there’s a documentary called The Gatekeepers, about the making of The Gate, released in 2009. Hmmm … sounds interesting.
This was the first movie to scare the hell out of me as a kid. Rewatching it as an adult, I was still impressed by the film overall but I am incredibly ashamed of my child-age self. Not really grown-up scary. Good for nostalgia though. And I love any 80’s reference to the dangers of heavy metal. Pure comedy gold, that is.