Terrifying Sci-Fi Short ‘The Gate’ Highlights Hazards Of Unregulated Pharmaceuticals


I’m not entirely sure why it took me so long to find this gem of a short film but I’m happy to have found it and to share below. Written and directed by Matt Westrup, The Gate is an incredibly creepy short film taking place in the not-too-distant future. The story us through the meeting of a corporate review board as they examine three recent “incidents” triggered by the use of unregulated pharmaceuticals.

Making chillingly good use of both CGI and camera work to tell a exploring the horrific side-effects of unrelated drug use, te short is currently being submitted to film festivals, leaving us the “cutdown” version to share with you below.

via [Joyrider Films]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/prjweaponx Eloy Hilburn III via Facebook

    Awesome short

  • http://www.facebook.com/prjweaponx Eloy Hilburn III via Facebook

    Awesome short

  • Ari Burton via Facebook

    I would love to see this as a full feature

  • http://www.facebook.com/erik.salinas.79 Erik Salinas via Facebook

    Looks really good

  • Mark Thomas via Facebook

    Loving the power armour and the hybrid Super Stallion/Osprey transport vehicle … :-)

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  • Salahhe Sali

    The level of crap in this film is staggering. And I agree with the conclusion.

  • B. B.

    The scripture should read, “Wide is the gate and narrow is the way, that leads to the path of destruction.” It would be more fitting.

  • Matt Sowersbry

    I watched this before and the guy who plugged it said don’t watch the ending because of it’s strangely thin assertion of its own ‘relevance’ by explaining to us, the viewers, like idiot armless children (sorry, that was Charlie Sheen) that the movie was – wait for it – ACTUALLY A METAPHOR!
    Tall and short of it? The short movie is ‘kind of’ compelling. KIND OF. Great effects for a low budget. The story is basically a rip-off of the 2067 release of ‘Resident Evil XXVII: Regression’, written and directed by the great-great-grandson of the lovechild of Micheal Bay and Will Smiths’ replicated mutant son. The story never gets old right? Zombies! Er, wait – no, mutants? Replicants? And why is spellchecker underlining ‘replicants’ with a red underline? Fuck man this is 2014! Replicants!
    Like ‘The Bodysnatchers’? What?! Bodysnatchers too?!! Spellchecker u suck!

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