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Encounter at Raven's Gate (1988)

Incident at Raven's Gate (original title)
Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director:

Rolf de Heer

Writers:

Marc Rosenberg (screenplay), Rolf de Heer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steven Vidler ... Eddie
Celine O'Leary Celine O'Leary ... Rachel
Ritchie Singer ... Richard
Vincent Gil ... Skinner
Saturday Rosenberg Saturday Rosenberg ... Annie
Terry Camilleri ... Hemmings
Max Cullen ... Taylor
Peter Douglas Peter Douglas ... Bruce
Ernie Ellison Ernie Ellison ... George
Brian O'Connor Brian O'Connor ... Bill (as Brian O'Connor)
Ruth Goble Ruth Goble ... Kate
Paul Philpot Paul Philpot ... Pinhead
Max Lorenzin Max Lorenzin ... Weasel
Phil Bitter Phil Bitter ... Des
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sylvia Thiele Sylvia Thiele ... Kate
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Storyline

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking their owners, strange apparitions beginning to appear, and people who had been "normal" suddenly going insane. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A total encounter of the nightmare kind See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Vertigo Productions

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Encounter at Raven's Gate See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This Australian film's first screenings in Australia were in 1988 through the AFI (Australian Film Institute) for members' consideration for the 1988 AFI Awards. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alexandra's Project: Popcorn Taxi Q&A (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Sydney
Music and lyrics by Paul Philpot (as Paul Philpott)
Sung by Paul Philpot (as Paul Philpott)
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Amazingly Distinctive Horror
17 March 2004 | by dispetSee all my reviews

an early film from rolf de heer (bad boy bubby, the tracker), it is also one of the most impressive pieces of visual art to be created in australia, and far superior to the majority of horror coming from the rest of the world. a tale of the human condition in the lonely mental wastelands of the australian outback, de heer succeeds in making us feel the insanity and discordance which lurks beneath the surface of country australian life for anybody who can no longer keep themselves sane through nature, sports or trips to the pub. far superior to picnic at hanging rock, this is a film that will truly creep you out and leave you thinking about what lurks outside. america has its backwoods, and australia has its outback.


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