The Gate (1987)

the_gateTwo friends dig a hole in the main kid’s backyard. They find a geode and unwittingly set in motion events to open a gateway to some hell dimension. Strange stuff starts happening.

The 80s are strong with this one, particularly the fashion, music, and special FX. I liked the little demon creatures that looked mostly done in cheesy stop-motion.

There were some good suspense moments and a tad of gore. A few times, I thought that the action could have been moving a bit quicker. The pace seemed too snail-like.

When it’s over, the climax was kinda “meh”. There is still a lot to like about this movie. It’s fun seeing Stephen Dorff as a young kid. There are definitely better 80s horror movies, but you can still watch this one for its B-grade antics.