The Gate is one of those cult horror film from the '80s that most of us either saw for the first time on VHS or one of the dozens of times it played on cable TV each week during that same decade. It's achieved a loyal following among monster movie fans and is one of the major fright films that influenced the Duffer Brothers for their Netflix sensation, Stranger Things.
Directed Tibor Tikacs, The Gate (1987) is at last debuting on Blu-ray in a deluxe Vestron Video set packed with a portal-ful of special content and bonus goodies.
Check out this intriguing featurette, with makeup and creature effects creators Craig Reardon and Randall William Cook describing how the magic was made for one of The Gate's most fantastic live-action/stop-motion scenes. The limited-edition Blu-ray release of The Gate enters our dimension on Feb. 28.
- Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook
- Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor
Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composers Michael Hoenig and J. Peter Robinson
- The Gate: Unlocked
- Minion Maker
- From Hell It Came
- The Workman Speaks!
- Made in Canada
- From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of The Gate
- The Gatekeepers
- Making of The Gate
Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
(via Bloody Disgusting)