Sure, Roddy Piper was amazing kicking a hidden alien race’s ass after running out of bubble gum in “They Live.” But Roddy Piper vs. Cthulhu? That sounds almost too good to be true. Right?
“Portal to Hell” is a crowdfunded project that will make this damn dream come true.
Jack (Roddy Piper) is a guy who stumbles on a cult in the basement of his building. The cult plans on building a portal to an ancient city called R’lyeh. The old god himself Cthulhu lives in R’lyeh and ends up messing with the wrong guy. Apparently Cthulhu never watched “They Live.”
“Jack (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.
And it’s not just blown fuses and clogged toilets… No, when the building power goes out, the culprit is a pair of Cthulhu-worshiping tenants opening a portal to the demon city of R’lyeh 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.”
The one thing I absolutely need to see is Piper and Cthulhu going head to head in a battle royale. In fact since I found out about this I have decided that seeing them beat the shit out of each other in R’lyeh is high on my “things to do/see before I die” list.
Roddy Piper is already onboard to step into the shoes of Jack and is ready to get back to the same kind of badassery that he exuded in “They Live.”
Director Vivieno Caldinelli and writer Matt Watts, are true fans of the genre and thought, “Hey why did Piper never do another film like They Live?” so they took it upon themselves to do exactly that. And they added in some H.P. Lovecraft lore to go along with it. Because well, Cthulhu!
Executive producer Todd Brown is on board with the project, and is ready to add some of the same kind of horror and action he is known for from “The Raid” and “ABC’s Of Death.”
The only thing standing in the way of this whole thing going off is some crowdfunding over at indiegogo.com.
Donations from $15 to $4000 get you exclusive perks. That range from receiving an awesome Portal to Hell shirt all the way to getting an Executive Producer credit.
This is a short film but has plans of becoming a feature length film in the future.