The Gate II: Trespassers (1990)
Back of the box. . .
“This super-charged sequel to the horror classic The Gate, is alive with unearthly creatures, heart-stopping action and incredible special effects.
Gate II picks up again with Terry, the teenage sorcerer who summons beings from the other side whose powers can be used to grant any wish. Unfortunately, before they gate closes again, a ‘minion’—a tiny disciple of Satan himself—manages to slip through to our dimension. When the creature is kidnapped—all hell breaks loose.
Now, step through the portals of paralyzing fear once more as you enter a new dimension of mind-warping terror in. . . Gate II.”
Director: Tibor Takács
Starring: Louis Tripp, Pamela Adlon, Simon Reynolds
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As a huge fan of The Gate (1987) and of the character Terry Chandler, played by Louis Tripp, I thought this movie was just ok. The monster effects with the minion were fun and there’s some late 80’s high school delinquents who look like they were pulled straight out of an episode of 21 Jump Street—which I love—but other than that my entertainment mostly came from making fun of the movie. Terry feels nothing like the studded denim vest wearing, Sacrifix listening to, kid we all came to know and love from the first film. His already dysfunctional home life seems to have gotten worse which could explain his somber mood, lack of air guitar solos, and embracing of demonology. Watch this for the gross practical effects and for Adlon’s line readings as you might recognize a distant Bobby Hill.