Tag Archives: Michael Nankin

Dorff Goes to Hell: Tibor Takács’s ‘The Gate’ (1987) Retro Review

This year is the 35th anniversary of the kid-friendly horror classic, The Gate, written by Michael Nankin, directed by Tibor Takacs, and released on May 15th of 1987. It is a cautionary tale of every parent’s worst nightmare: their child accidentally performs a Satanic ritual and opens up a gateway …

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A Boy and his Demons: ‘The Gate’ (1987) Turns 30

Can a 12 year old boy’s life collapse into Hell? Yes, indeed — at least if the demons of The Gate have anything to do with it! Released thirty years ago on May 15, 1987, The Gate walks a fine line between kid’s movie and really sinister, adult-themed horror. Thinking …

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