As the crowdfunded short film, Portal to Hell!!! continues production, evidence of its existence must be presented in order to prove it is in fact not merely the bizarre fever dream of a fan of the Lovecraft Mythos and professional wrestling. Unfortunately, there’s no trailer yet, but the following production images – brought to us by one of the film’s executive producers, Todd Brown – do give us a good look at the film’s star, Roddy Piper, a large worm-thing, a couple of cult members with runic tattoos all over their bodies, and some bald guy reading what looks like Anthony Horowitz’s Moriarty.
For those few of you who haven’t been keeping a (obsessively) close eye on Portal to Hell!!! like a sane person, here’s a recap of the plot:
Jack 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.
And here are the promised pics: