Alex Winter Finally Unlocks The Gate

Alex Winter’s Freaked remains one of the most amazingly underrated films I’ve ever seen. In fact, I love it so much that it has bought the former Bill & Ted star eternal goodwill in my eyes. Normally I balk at the prospect of horror films of my youth being remade, but you can’t seem to escape that fate these days. And with Alex Winter at the helm, I’m actually looking forward to the updated version of the Tibor Takacs flick The Gate.

For a while mum was the word concerning this project, but today Screen Daily is reporting that cameras are one step closer to rolling, thanks to an allocation of funds from a German investment firm.

The UK-born actor-director’s remake of the 1987 horror film will begin production at MMC Studios in Cologne in the late summer. The film has also received $1.2m (€900,000) from Düsseldorf’s Filmstiftung NRW. Visual effects for The Gate will be handled by the Frankfurt and Stuttgart studios of Pixomondo. Its recent credits include Niki Muellerschoen’s The Red Baron, Roland Emmerich’s 2012, and James McTeigue’s Ninja Assassin.

We’ll bring you more as we have it, but in the meantime dig the trailer for the 1987 original below.


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Matt Serafini

Author (Under the Blade, Feral), slasher movie enthusiast, N7 Operative. Plays games, watches movies, reads books. Occasionally writes about them.

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  • MagusMaleficus

    I liked the idea of the original, but the execution…not so much. If this remake is as batshit insane as Freaked, fuck, I’m all for it.

  • rupp30

    seems like it could be the worst idea ever the best. i feel it wont be the latter as the original didn’t really impress me. eh, high standards i guess.


  • Didn’t See It Coming

    I hated the Gate so I’m all for a remake.