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The Gate (Lionsgate)

Like some kind of Fun House Mirror version of E.T., The Gate takes an almost identical set-up – suburban kids with absentee parents – but instead of dropping cuddly aliens into their lives, it chucks in a heaping dose of heavy metal-infused demonology. Tiny, stop-motion hellspawn run around while a brother and sister realistically bicker – and, yes, our young hero is a prepubescent Stephen Dorff.