Remakes of much-beloved horror movies from the 80’s are rarely a reason for joyful anticipation. Not so in this case. With „The Gate“ an almost forgotten classic of creature cinema will hit theatres next year in a contemporary and three-dimensional new version that aimes at younger audiences and genre-fans alike. Surprisingly the production takes place in Cologne. Filmmaker Alex Winter was so kind to sit down and talk about his love for the original movie, the nature of 3D, a haunted house, kettle drums and why his storyboard artist is almost a phantom.