Before he was the iconic vampire villain from Blade, Stephen Dorff fought off demons in the cult classic 80s movie, The Gate. Justin Harlan, the director of Skate or Die Film Festival (, to discuss not only his love for this movie and its mental health themes but also his unique film festival. Skate or Die is a film festival unlike any other that you can experience for yourself in Philly Oct. 7th and 8th, 2022. Plus, we dig ourselves a hole to discuss gateway horror, generational differences and much more.If you or someone you know is reading this right now and struggling with suicide, depression, addiction, or self-harm - please reach out. Comment, message, or tweet at us. Go to for more resources. Call the suicide lifeline at 988. Text "HELP" to 741-741. There is hope & you DO have so much value and worth!This episode of Victims and Villains is written by Josh “Capt Nostalgia” Burkey. It is produced by Burkey. Music by Mallory Jameson ( and Purple Planet ( Help us get mental health resources into schools and get exclusive content at the same time. Click here ( to support us today!

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