GATEWAY (2021) Review and trailer for Irish criminals horror movie

  

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Gateway is a 2021 Irish horror film about four criminals that find there is something evil lurking in an abandoned house.

Written, produced and directed by Niall Owens. The Pic Du Jer Productions movie stars Tim Creed, Kevin Barry, Laurence Ubong Williams, Fiona Hardy, Rosie O’Regan, Finbarr Stanton and Joe Lyons.

Plot:
When four troubled criminals decide to set up their drug operation in an abandoned house, they find a mysterious locked room. As the house lures them each into this secret space, it confronts them with their innermost evil and their darkest thoughts, ultimately pitting them against each other.

Reviews:
“Certainly, the trope of the haunted house revolting against a bunch of unexpected intruders has been explored in countless films, plays and books, but Owens’ flick is a concrete demonstration that filmmakers do not always need to reinvent the wheel to make a compelling movie. In particular, he proves that a few well-staged tricks and plot devices are sufficient to keep viewers hooked.” Cineuropa

Release:
Gateway premiered in Ireland at the IndieCork Festival on September 19, 2021.
In the US, Gateway will be released by Dark Sky Films on a date to be announced.

Cast and characters:
Tim Creed … Mike
Kevin Barry … Joe
Laurence Ubong Williams … Eddie
Fiona Hardy … Hannah
Rosie O’Regan … The Woman
Finbarr Stanton … Robbie
Joe Lyons … Phil
Dafhyd Flynn … Climpy
John Ryan Howard … Jamie/The Man in Black
Jimmy Smallhorne … Cyril
Ryan McParland … Tex
Ian de Brí … Eric
Lucius de Brí … Leo
Maria de Brí … Sarah
George Hanover … Ellen
Marcin Lewandowski … Roman
Martin Lucey … Eddie’s Dad
Stuart McGrainor … Jon
Jed Niezgoda … Sergei
Aidan O’Hare … Gary
Stephen Owens … Gateway

Technical details:
1 hour 20 minutes

Budget:
€250,000 (estimated)

Trailer:

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