24.9 C
New York
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Advertisement

Gateway (Movie Review)

REVIEW OVERVIEW

The Film

SUMMARY

A gang of criminals in an abandoned house encounter mysterious forces working against them.

When four criminals decide to move their drug operation to a previously abandoned house, they all figure this is what they need to continue their business. Upon arrival at the said place, they find a mysterious locked room. While this may not sound all that weird, they all begin to realize that this house and room has a sinister plan for each of them, in indie horror film Gateway.

The thriller focuses on a character by the name of Mike (Timmy Creed,) a low-level drug dealer who finds himself in debt with a big-time supplier. To repay said debt, Mike and his friends are given the address of an abandoned house, where they plan to grow weed in hopes of dwindling down said debt. Soon, one of the gang members is found hung in one of the rooms of the house.

Rent or Purchase Gateway on Prime Video

While Gateway may sound like a cliché horror film where the ‘strange’ house begins killing the inhabitants one by one, such is not the case here. Yes, some of the plot devices and camera movements have been seen before; however, Owens a majority of the horror tricks are sufficiently used in a manner that keeps us guessing and, more importantly, glued to our seat.

The elements Owens uses, particularly that of the score by Tony Langlois, allows Gateway to be quite the effective film. The pace is swift and tense, the scares mostly genuine and true, and the acting convincing. All this adds up to a surprisingly well-done horror film.

Rent or Purchase Gateway on Amazon Prime Video


  • Rating Certificate: NR
  • Studios & Distributors: Pic Du Jer Productions | Dark Sky Films
  • Country: Ireland
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 80 Mins.
  • Director: Niall Owens
  • Written By: Niall Owens
  • Release Date: 15 July 2022 (US) (Digital)
Advertisement

Related Articles

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

301FansLike
0FollowersFollow
177FollowersFollow
1,474FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Notice of Compliance with FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 255

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR part 255 guidelines, this website hereby states that it receives free discs and other theatrical or home entertainment "screeners" and access to screening links from studios and/or PR firms, and is provided with consumer electronics devices on loan from hardware manufacturers and/or PR firms respectively for the purposes of evaluating the products and its content for editorial reviews. We receive no compensation from these companies for our opinions or for the writing of reviews or editorials.
Permission is sometimes granted to companies to quote our work and editorial reviews free of charge. Our website may contain affiliate marketing links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or the services we write about. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships. This disclosure is provided in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR § 255.5: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Latest Articles

Gateway (Movie Review)A gang of criminals in an abandoned house encounter mysterious forces working against them.
%d bloggers like this: