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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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Abigail Wolcott ...
Carel Trichardt ...
Petrea Curran ...
Pam
Evan J. Klisser ...
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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Beyond the darkness terror lives forever.

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Pam: [to Josie] Take this, you zombie bitch!
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THOSE OLDIES BUT GOODIES (REMIND ME OF YOU)
Written by Politi Curinga
Performed by Nino & The Ebb Tides
Published by Golden Unlimited Music Supersongs
By Arrangement with Paul Politi Co Original Sound Entertainment
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Master thespian Ron Palillo, who you might remember far more as none other than Arnold Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter fame, stars as a young man embroiled in an urban legend about a ghost town where a man brings back those he kills with a rock crystal. Sure this is a cheapie. Was it a direct to video release? The story is absolute dreck and the performances are just as bad, but the film is not without some bright spots. I really thought the idea of the ghost town was interesting and even enjoyed the expository flashback in the beginning. What really goes wrong in this film is the use of that aforementioned crystal. It is just plain silly, especially when you see it used on a bat with obvious strings, a goldfish in a bowl, and a dead turtle. The acting is so preposterous as a girl, having just seen a horde of dead walk toward her and seeing her boyfriend lose his head, sits calmly in a saloon watching cabaret dancers. Who makes this stuff up? The dialogue is uttered with no conviction at all and is stupid to begin with. The budget may not have been plentiful, but the sets do look rather decent. Lead actor Palillo tries his level best to be affable, but let's face it - it is way beyond his means as an actor. The actress Abigail Wolcott is visually stunning, and it is no coincidence we see lots of her unclad. She is definitely the brightest spot...OK, spots, the film has to offer.


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