The Gate was an increadably fun, over the top horror classic of the 80's. Due to its positive reception a sequel was immediately green lit and in 1990 we were treated to The Gate II: The Trespassers.
Five years after the first film, Glen has moved, but his friend Terry is still living in his same house with his same crummy family. missing his friend, his mom, and unable to handle his drunken father he decides to go to Glen's old house and try to re open the gate.
When he arrives there are three other kids there who have just broken in. One of the girls, Liz, thinks summoning a demon sounds cool so they decide to help Terry with his plan. He performance the ritual and does in fact summon a little minion demon. One of the guys gets scared, shoots it and runs off with everyone but Terrance. The demon isn't dead so Terry takes it back to his house to keep in a little cage.
Turns out the little thing can grant wishes, and actually improves Terrys life. His Dan suddenly no longer drinks and already has a new job. Liz discovers this an when her Freinds find out they steal the demon for their own use, but things get bad when it gets lose and attacks them, turning them into demons as well.
While not as charming as part one, this is one of the better horror sequels out there. A fun cast, with a fun story, the picture moves along at a fast enjoyable pace. Running a lean 90min its got the gore and story to appeal to the horror crowd and tons of memories and nostalgia to appeal to new viewers as well.
Scream Factory has done an amazing job on this transfer even presenting the film in the fully uncut for at 93min long. Colors and sound are amazing as always. And its got the usual assortment of special features the company has become known for.
A fun classic that truly holds up to the test of time. Thus, along with a beautiful transfer make it another must own for your collection
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars