Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Help Roddy Piper Tangle With Cthulhu In 'Portal To Hell'

This needs to happen, like right now. Wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has battled aliens in John Carpenter’s classic The Live and tackled giant mutant amphibians in Hell Comes to Frogtown. (Why hasn’t he been in an Expendables movie yet? You’re slipping, Stallone.) Now he’s getting set to take on the Great Old One himself. Yeah, Roddy Piper is going to tangle tentacles with Cthulhu in the short film Portal to Hell, but he needs your help first.

Vivieno Caldinelli will direct, while Matt Watts handled the script and will also co-star. Manborg director Steve Kostanski is in charge of creating the Cthulhu effects. But they need funds to help with the special effects, to make them as badass as possible, and that’s where you come in.

Check out the description and then break out your check book:

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.

I’m sad this is only going to be a short, but maybe it’ll be one of those times where a short is successful enough that it gets turned into a full-length feature, which definitely needs to happen in this case. Twitch is backing this, and you can heck out their Indiegogo video below. Props for including a clip from My Deadly Friend, that’s a good way to win points in my book.

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