A crusty and recluse superintendent is thrown into the ultimate fight against evil when a couple of cultists open a portal to the ancient and mystical city of R’lyeh, awakening a slumbering god.
Starring: Roddy Piper, Laura Robinson, and Matt Watts
Directed by: Vivieno Caldinelli
Written by: Matt Watts
The one and only “Hot Rod” himself, Roddy Piper, puts on a show in unfortunately one of his last performances in “Portal to Hell!!!.” This short starts of showing Jack (Roddy Piper), a superintendent, trying to read a book but constantly being called to fix things for the people in living in an apartment building. This quickly injects some humor into the short while introducing the audience to some of people about to meet their doom!
The action picks up when Jack goes to the basement to fix the power to the building. To his surprise, he’s walked in on two crazy guys opening a portal to another world. Jack wants to avoid this situation, but the people in the building get right in the middle of it. The humor is really great, as everyone seems a step slow. However, there’s an absolutely clever twist at the very end that puts this short over the top. With that, I give “Hot Rod” and “Portal to Hell!!!” 3 pools of blood!
*This short was shown at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival