The movie Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990) is a fantasy horror sequel to the 1987 cult classic The Gate. It was directed by Tibor Takacs and follows a group of teenagers battling demons that escape through a mysterious hole in the ground.
The movie Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990) centers around Terry Chandler, played by Louis Tripp, who is sent to stay with his cousin John for the summer. Terry finds John dabbling with magic spells in an attempt to reopen “The Gate” from the first film. John hopes to resurrect his dead father who he thinks is trapped on the other side. When Terry and John recite a ritual in the backyard hole, they inadvertently release a horde of demons instead.
The movie Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990) shows Terry and John teaming up with two of John’s friends, Liz and Melissa, to try and stop the demonic invasion. The creatures begin possessing townspeople and even Terry’s own family. Much like the first movie, the demons manifest themselves based on a person’s individual fears and nightmares. Terry keeps seeing a creepy old man from his recurring dreams while John is haunted by visions of his undead father.
In the climax, The movie Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990) features an epic confrontation between the kids and the lead demon Azetlor who has fully taken the form of the old man from Terry’s dreams. They attempt to lure all the demons back through the hole using a mystic staff and ring. The plan works but also unfortunately claims the life of John, who sacrifices himself to permanently seal the interdimensional gate between worlds.
- Louis Tripp as Terry Chandler
- Simon Reynolds as John
- Pamela Adlon as Liz
- James Villemaire as Azetlor Demon
- Neil Munro as Uncle Mike
– The movie Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990) was made on a budget of only $3 million.
– Director Tibor Takacs returned after helming the first film.
– The hole set was the same one rebuilt from the original movie.
– Over 50 unique creature effects were created.
– It was shot in just 24 days in Vancouver, Canada.