Roddy Piper vs. Cthulhu.
For most of you reading this, those few words should be enough to convince you to stop on over to the current indiegogo campaign for Portal To Hell and contribute a few bucks to help some creative people get this film made.
If you still need convincing, read on…
Jack (Roddy Piper) is a simple man with simple needs. Mostly he just needs to be left alone to read his book. It’s a good book and he likes it, or at least he would if the tenants of the building he manages weren’t so damn needy themselves. And it’s not just blown fuses and clogged toilets here … no, when the building power goes out the culprit is a pair of tenants opening a portal to hell in the basement. Does this count as building maintenance? Is battling the supernatural part of Jack’s job description? Maybe not, but if Jack can’t close the portal the entire building and – let’s face it – the whole world is screwed.
Director Vivieno Caldinelli and writer Matt Watts have already secured the talents of Mr. Piper, and need our help to get this thing made!
According to the official Portal To Hell Facebook page, the Great Old One, Cthulhu himself, had a secret soft spot for Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn in Overboard and convinced the great John Carpenter to return to Lovecraft mode to write him a part in it. We’d like to think the result would be very much like Portal To Hell!!!
They promise giant monsters, tentacles, and some tough-talking ass-kicking action unlike any we have ever seen. Drawing obvious inspiration from Lovecraft and Carpenter and “all things VHS”, these film makers have a clear love for the genre and the passion to make one crazy film. They have enlisted the help of some great producers of crazy independent genre flicks like the ABCs of Death and Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil, and also have special effects guru Steve Kostanski (Manborg) onboard.
A project this huge in scope can get great mileage from every donation, and the film makers intend to make the most kick-ass version of Portal To Hell that they can, in the eventual hopes of turning it into a full-length feature film for the ages!
They are offering an extensive list of great perks for anyone who wants to get involved in making this insane fever dream into a reality. From T-shirts and signed copies of They Live, to set visits and actual movie tentacles, these perks are unique must-haves for any respectable weirdo.
If you are interested in supporting this film, contribute to the Portal To Hell indiegogo campaign here.
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