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Continuing with our showcase of horror from directors around the world, today's selection is from Hungarian director Tibor Takács. The Gate has gained a cult following since it first appeared in theaters in 1987, where it did rather well also. The plot revolves around a group of young children who unwittingly open the gates of hell in their own backyard, and must fight for their lives in their struggle to close the gate.
Unfortunately the soundtrack to The Gate was never officially released. I have read that this soundtrack is only available at horror conventions, but I can't confirm how accurate that statement is. As you can see by looking at the tracklist below, there are a number of alternate takes on the original themes that appear within the film. Whoever ripped this made a number of mistakes with the track names, such as misspelling several words, as well as cutting off the names of some of the tracks. I have seen this posted on a few different blogs, but all of them left the multiple spelling errors and track names which had been cut off as they were. I have carefully retagged all of the tracks, correcting the spelling errors and the shortened track names. Since an official version of this soundtrack was never released, and I wasn't a big fan of the album art that the original ripper included, I decided to go ahead and create a similar cover. It's basically just a quick crop job of the movie poster, which is what the original ripper had done, but the version I made is significantly larger.
The music was composed by Michael Hoenig & J. Peter Robinson, who also collaborated to compose the soundtrack for "The Wraith". Michael Hoenig is a German composer who is credited with a number of film and television scores, including a few other horror films some of you may be familiar with. He wrote the score for the 1988 remake of "The Blob", the 1990 sci-fi/horror film "Class of 1999", and the direct-to-video b-movie "Dracula 3000". J. Peter Robinson is an English-born composer who has also composed scores for a number of horror movies, including Nightmare Cafe, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Vampire In Brooklyn and The Believers.
Year of Release: 1987 Label: N/A | Bootleg Rip Genre: Soundtrack/Score, Horror Bitrate: 320kbps
Tracklist: 1. Discovery of the Stone 2. The Gate – Main Title (Alternate) 3. The Gate – Main Title 4. Home/Laughter 5. Backyard Treehouse 6. Trouble From the Hole 7. Bugs 8. Bugs 2 9. Bed Time 10. Aka Kuto Alla Meta 11. Levitation 12. Levitation (Alternate) 13. Window/Apparition/Angus Is Dead 14. Photos 15. Buzzer Trap/The Hole 16. Feeding the Hole (Alternate) 17. Feeding the Hole/The Evil Hole 18. The Evil Hole (Alternate) 19. Dead Dog/Under Bed Demon 20. Mom & Dad 21. Little Demons 22. You've Been Bad 23. Searching in the Dark 24. The Search/The Reading/Demons 25. Scary Moment 26. Dead Within the Wall 27. Aka Kuto Alla Meta 2 28. Dead Come Out 29. Dead in the Closet 30. Dead in the Closet (Alternate 1) 31. Dead in the Closet (Alternate 2) 32. Dead in the Closet (Alternate 3) 33. Closet Fight/Hide (Alternate 1) 34. Closet Fight/Hide (Alternate 2) 35. Closet Fight/Hide 36. Thunderbolt 37. Ready for Launch/Demons Are Back 38. Demon Lord Destroys 39. Hole in the Skies 40. Eye on Hand 41. Batteries Not Included/Lift Off 42. Fireworks 43. Home/It's Over 44. The Gate – End Titles