THE GATE

CLIENT: HERO COMPLEX GALAXY
EVENT: QUATTRO 2: ELECTRIC SHOTGUN BOOG-A-LOO

Terry -
 "We accidently summoned demons who used to rule the universe to come and take over the world."
Glen - "Yeah, we found out about it from, uh, one of Terry's albums."

A late-80's angsty, pre-teen metalhead and his best friend accidentally summon evil demons from the core of the hell by means of a hole in their backyard. Their only salvation is the guidance from a heavy metal band known as SACRAFIX's vinyl record, "The Dark Book"...

...and friendship...and love too and stuff.

Where the fuck do I sign?!

I saw The Gate way too late in life. Early 20's maybe. But had I seen it younger it would've sat nice and cozy on that shelf with Little Monsters, Monster Squad and Goonies. As a kid I could've related to Terry on many levels...I was that kid in Catholic elementary school with studded clothing, offensive/often Satanic band shirts, an earring, bingo dabber-dyed hair who sat at recess with my music and hated everyone...so sufficed to say - a real cool dude.

Even though Terry isn't meant to be our main protagonist in the film, he very much is. He's a kid with some demons (no pun intended) and is more or less misunderstood. He embodies a lot of us who as kids kind of pushed against the current a bit whether we chose to or not...and suffered because being different wasnt accepted or celebrated as much then. So fuck it. I put Terry on the poster, clad in his studded vest, LP in hand, 10 years old or so and metal as fuck.

"Suck My Nose 'Til My Head Caves In"
24" X 36" SCREEN PRINT
EDITION OF 125
PRINTED BY D&L

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