Rowdy Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu in Short Film Portal to Hell; Help Fund It!


It’s not all that often that we post about crowd-funding campaigns here on Dread Central because most of them just plain aren’t interesting. But every once in a while one comes along that compels us to action. This, my friends, is that one.

Upcoming short film Portal to Hell will feature “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (They Live) battling H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, and though we’re pretty sure that’s all you need to hear before donating to the cause, we invite you to learn a whole lot more about the project below.

When you’re done reading, head over to the Portal to Hell Indiegogo fund to pitch in!

From the Press Release:
Director Vivieno Caldinelli (Picnicface, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), writer Matt Watts (Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays), and star Roddy Piper (They Live) have teamed up with executive producer Todd Brown (The Raid, ABCs of Death), executive producer Andrew Rosen (“Todd & the Book of Pure Evil”), and FX guru Steve Kostanski (Manborg) to bring horror fans the slimiest genre mash-up ever seen!

With assistance from the Harold Greenberg Fund, the short film will be moving forward in early 2015 – but with fan support via Indiegogo, the filmmakers can create bigger stunts, crazier effects, and put the gears in motion to turn PORTAL TO HELL into an ass-kicking, feature-length adventure.

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.

Portal to Hell



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