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Encounter at Raven's Gate (1988)

Incident at Raven's Gate (original title)
Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director:

Rolf de Heer

Writers:

Marc Rosenberg (screenplay), Rolf de Heer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steven Vidler ... Eddie
Celine O'Leary Celine O'Leary ... Rachel
Ritchie Singer ... Richard
Vincent Gil ... Skinner
Saturday Rosenberg Saturday Rosenberg ... Annie
Terry Camilleri ... Hemmings
Max Cullen ... Taylor
Peter Douglas Peter Douglas ... Bruce
Ernie Ellison Ernie Ellison ... George
Brian O'Connor Brian O'Connor ... Bill (as Brian O'Connor)
Ruth Goble Ruth Goble ... Kate
Paul Philpot Paul Philpot ... Pinhead
Max Lorenzin Max Lorenzin ... Weasel
Phil Bitter Phil Bitter ... Des
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvia Thiele Sylvia Thiele ... Kate
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Storyline

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking their owners, strange apparitions beginning to appear, and people who had been "normal" suddenly going insane. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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At Raven's Gate cars start and stop without warning, electrical power is erratic and friendly pets become vicious. At Raven's Gate people disappear. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Vertigo Productions

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Encounter at Raven's Gate See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Rolf de Heer has frequently referred to the film under the more shorter abbreviated title of "Raven's Gate". See more »


Soundtracks

Libiamo Libiamo
From "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung by Victoria de los Ángeles (as Victoria de Los Angeles) and Carlo del Monte
Used under licence from EMI Records Australia
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I Really Enjoyed It - It's Odd
7 September 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This is really good film... I have to say that I *think* 10 Cloverfield Lane's writers might have gotten a couple of ideas/inspiration for their film from this gem: the mysterious happenings, people going crazy, the alien ship encounter in the ending. Raven's Gate is good if you like alien encounter films mixed with mystery-thriller - and a splash of horror!

The actors in this one really surprised me, they are good - so did the story surprise me. I was expecting a cheaper made, so-so to terrible film but I got a darn good movie instead! This movie is so odd that it might not thrill a lot of sci-fi fans, but it's so odd that I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't mind owning a copy of this one... I liked it that much!!

9/10


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