Devil's Gate (2017 film)

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Devil's Gate (2017), AKA Abduction


"Pray they are never found." Seeking a missing woman in North Dakota, an FBI agent and a sheriff focus on her religious zealot husband but discover something far more sinister.


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  • Release Date: 2017
  • Country/Language: Canada/US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Sci-fi, Horror
  • Setting: Modern North Dakota, Delta Green
  • Runtime: 1 hr 34 min
  • Starring: Amanda Schull, Shawn Ashmore, Milo Ventimiglia
  • Director: Clay Staub
  • Writer: Peter Aperlo, Clay Staub
  • Producer/Production Co: Caramel Film, Mednick Productions
  • View Trailer: (link)
  • IMDB Page: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: not rated (equivalent to R for Violence and mild Profanity and Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; vaguely similar in tone, could be a very loose adaptation)

Essentially a movie about the "old ones" (in the form of something roughly resembling Grey Aliens) breaking through a portal into our world, though the movie stops short of any genuine "Yog-Sothothry".

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


Review Links:

  • Y.Whateley: "A strangely Southern Gothic-flavored UFO abduction thing, the movie was average, but the weird combination worked surprisingly well, while the actors' reasonably sympathetic portrayal of characters that might have come off like "Twenty Minutes with Jerks" in lesser hands, atmospheric production and isolated, decayed location and sets elevated this a bit higher than the SyFy mess it could have been. A 2/5-star movie, but an entertaining one I'd watch again."
  • (review needed)

Synopsis (SPOILERS)

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A family in a creepy, isolated North Dakota farmhouse are terrorized by "angels" from another dimension who kidnap members of the family, replace them with doppelgangers, as part of a plan to invade Earth. After the aliens take the family's son, the father (actually an alien "sleeper agent" who doesn't realize it) retaliates by abducting one of the aliens, resulting in minor interdimensional war until the aliens get what they want: a foothold on Earth....


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Keeper Notes

  • A Delta Green style team of investigators are called into a missing-person investigation for a woman last seen at a creepy, isolated farmhouse which sits at the site of a gate between worlds, through which sinister "Angels" have been emerging to abduct locals (including the missing woman) and cause other mischief.