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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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Beyond the darkness terror lives forever.

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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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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SIX NIGHTS A WEEK
Written by Evelyn Smith
Performed by The Crests
Published by Paxwin Music
By Arrangement with Post Records Co Original Sound Entertainment
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hey Mister Kotter
2 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three teens are sitting around in a cabin telling spooky stories when one tells the back-story of the Hellgate hitch-hiker, a girl, living in the '50's whom a motorcycle gang kidnaps and kills. Her father resurrects her with a magic stone to lure men to his house and kill them. After the story is finished the three are joined by a forth, the hero of the film (it says so on his license plate) Mattt (yup Ron Palillo, Horshack himself) who had a run-in with the fabled girl on his way there.

This movie strives to be a horror-comedy but sadly falls on it's face in both those genres. It's not funny as the humor is way too cornball, and it's most certainly not scary in the least. In fact it teeters between the boring and banal side of the spectrum. I don't even think I'd have watched this movie if it wasn't on the same disc as "the Pit" (a much better 'bad' film that's actually enjoyable in it's awfulness)

Eye Candy: Joanne Warde goes topless, Abigail Wolcott shows T&A multiple times

My Grade: D

Anchor Bay DVD Extras: nada, zilch (on a double-bill with "the Pit" on this flip-side DVD)


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