Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About THE GATE (1987) Video

Top 10 Things You Didnt Know About THE GATE (1987) Video

Director Tibor Takacs gave horror moviegoers this scary Goosebumps movie in The Gate (1987) with tons of gore while somehow getting a PG-13 rating. Some of the gore in this film would give this an R rating today. As a young horror fan, The Gate was one of my favorite movies that I look forward to watching again now that I am older.

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A brief list of fun facts about The Gate (1987) below this video.


Top 10 The Gate (1987) Fun Facts

  1. The Gate was Stephen Dorff‘s film debut.

  2. The director of The Gate, Tibor Takacs, went on to have a career in TV series like The Outer Limits, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Earth: Final Conflict.

  3. The Gate opened in movie theaters the same day as Ishtar (1987) which is a terrible movie, then went on the compete in the box office against Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). There was a significant difference in profits with the Eddie Murphy starring film, but The Gate did alright for itself.

  4. The little minions were NOT created by CGI or stop-motion animation but were shot using full-sized adults in rubber suits. The camera trickery of forced perspective made them look like tiny minions. These special effects still look well today.

  5. The Sacrifice band album that the boys Glenn and Terry look through in this film features the real Canadian heavy metal band Sacrifice. The album and cover art, however, is a movie prop.

  6. The various garden scenes shown in this film were shot on a sound stage.

  7. The eye in the hand scene is NOT using young Stephen Dorff’s hand but a stuntman’s hand.

  8. The original script was much gorier and scarier than the final product we saw. The gore was toned down by the studio to make The Gate more marketable.

  9. The Gate writer Michael Nankin wrote the film based on his real-life childhood nightmares and fears.

  10. Young actor Joshua John Miller was initially considered for the lead role as Glenn, but Stephen Dorff got the part I cannot imagine it any other way.

The Gate (1987)

Directed by Tibor Takács, Tibor Tak√°cs

Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

Official Synopsis: Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the two kids struggle to overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth.

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Ingrid Veninger, Louis Tripp, Deborah Grover, Carl Kraines, Christa Denton, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Scot Denton, Sean Fagan,…
Genres: Horror, Fantasy