Thursday, May 21, 2009
Anyway, so this hole opens up in a family's suburban backyard and nobody really thinks that it's strange that this large hole just showed up and keeps reappearing every time you fill it in. Random shit happens: a kid cuts himself near the hole; a semi-half-retarded dickneck buries a dead dog in the hole and BAM! Faster than you can say “Hail Satan!” a bunch of ugly little minions start running around tearing up shit. They looked pretty menacing at first, but outside of the clawing up a door and unorganized your closet, they’re pretty harmless. But I don’t think scary was what THE GATE was going for...hum…now that I think of it I have no idea what this movie is trying to do! Still, even with the low budget and lack of action, THE GATE is an alright movie and a enjoyable time waster. You could definitely do worse. I think the reason this film has such a cult following now is because a lot of people saw it when they were kids.
Director Tibor Takacs went on to direct the smash hits MEGA SNAKE and MANSQUITO.
Part 2 - Gate 2: The Trespassers
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The next morning he feels sick and goes to the hospital. When they tell him he's been poisoned and is gonna die in a few days he freaks out - "This is fantastic! This is the most ridiculous thing! This is impossible! You're nothing but a coupla phonies!" - and goes running down the street like a madman. Once he calms down he gets pissed and goes out in search of his killer.
Not quite as hard-boiled as you would hope but still an awesome movie from beginning to end without a minute wasted. Highly recommended.
Notice the names: Ernest Laszlo (Cinematographer), Marty Moss (Assistant Director) and Russell Rouse (Writer).