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Hellgate (1989)

R | | Horror | 8 August 1990 (USA)
A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. ... See full summary »

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Matt
Abigail Wolcott ...
Josie Carlyle
Carel Trichardt ...
Lucas Carlyle
Petrea Curran ...
Pam
Evan J. Klisser ...
Chuck
Joanne Warde ...
Bobby (as Joanne Ward)
Frank Notaro ...
Buzz (as Frank Notard)
Lance Vaughan ...
Zonk
Victor Melleney ...
Jonas (as Victor Mellaney)
Len Sparrowhawk ...
Deputy no. 1
Alan Granville ...
Deputy no. 2
Lynda Powell ...
Waitress 1958
Kimberleigh Stark ...
Waitress 1989
Craig Freimond ...
Gas Station Attendant
Alan Pierce ...
Fast Freddy
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A motorcycle gang kidnaps a young woman, Josie, from a diner and brutally kills her. Many years later, the girl's father finds a magic crystal that can bring the life back to dead objects. He uses it to re-animate his daughter. He lets her seduce any young man that comes to visit the small town and then kills them. Four young students, two boys and two girls spend a vacation near the town, Hellgate. They hear about the story and get involved. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Master of ceremonies: What's the difference between a girl from Paris and the Eiffel Tower? Not everyone's been up the Eiffel Tower!
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IT HAPPENED TODAY
Written by J. Rock, J. Beaumont & The Skyliners
Performed by The Skyliners
Published by Bonnyview Music, Southern Music Co Inc.
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Hmmm... Hellgate Becomes Hell To watch
6 June 2006 | by (Sleesburg, VA.) – See all my reviews

It is always hard to review a movie that is just so bad. Hellgate proves to be one of those movies. Starring Ron Palillo of "Welcome Back Cotter" and playing a smaller part in "Friday the 13th Part 6", this is absolutely the best this movie can muster, other than some nudity of the co-star Abigail Wolcott as Josie.

The story unfolds in classic manner: we start with a flashback of a biker gang coming into the town of Hellgate. They kidnap Josie and murder her in front of her father. Her father, distraught over the death of his daughter, finds away to bring her back from the dead using a mysterious stone that was found in a mine. Unfortuanitly, he goes mad with power and turns the town of Hellgate into a ghost town. 30 years later, two couples end up exploring into Hellgate to find out about the mystery and get more than they bargained for.

I saw this film about 10 years ago and couldn't remember whether it was any good or not to watch over. So, with a little bit of searching, I found a fairly decent copy of this flick. I will put it this way, this is a hard film to sit through. It starts off kind of interesting with its back story but just goes on a tangent of hopeless boredom, bad acting, and horrendous script writing. Most of the movie seems to be torn from a bad comedy or an old fashioned horror film and not melding together with pretty results. And the worst part is the ending just falls flat on its face with absolutely NO real climax. The only part I really liked was Josie's crazy father in the movie, who apparently can't speak a word of English.

Altogether, if you have a very high tolerance for movies such as this, go ahead and check it out. Otherwise, stay very VERY far away. 4/10


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