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form y separately published work icon Encounter at Raven's Gate single work   film/TV   horror   science fiction  
Alternative title: Incident at Raven's Gate
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Encounter at Raven's Gate
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When ex-con Eddie takes a job working on his older brother's isolated farm, all seems well--but not for long. Dead birds fall from the sky, pets attack their owners, and seemingly stable people go suddenly insane. What is happening at Raven's Gate?

According to science-fiction review site io9,

'Despite the relative thinness of its premise, Encounter At Raven's Gate is not all that bad a movie. The performances are solid, the characters more richly textured than you might expect and the cinematography has the lonely, big sky feel of art house Australian films like Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave and John Hillcoat's The Proposition. [...] If this seems like an awfully long way to go for an alien invasion/demon possession movie...it is. Like M. Night Shyamalan's similarly structured (and one might even go so far as to say totally rip-off) film Signs, Encounter At Raven's Gate is at its best when it's not pursuing the alien invasion story. The tension between the characters is so organic that when the inevitable magnetic anomalies, smoke machines and disco lights kick in, they rob the film of its distinctive flavor.'

Source: io9 (http://io9.com/5854464/the-australian-alien-invasion-flick-encounter-at-ravens-gate-is-like-signs-but-with-football-hooligans). (Sighted: 15/6/2012)

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Countdown : Australia's Top Ten Sci-Fi Films Erin Free , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 20 April 2017;
Countdown : Australia's Top Ten Sci-Fi Films Erin Free , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 20 April 2017;
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