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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 »


William A. Levey


Michael S. O'Rourke (as Michael O'Rourke)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Palillo ... Matt
Abigail Wolcott ... Josie Carlyle
Carel Trichardt Carel Trichardt ... Lucas Carlyle
Petrea Curran Petrea Curran ... Pam
Evan J. Klisser Evan J. Klisser ... Chuck
Joanne Warde Joanne Warde ... Bobby (as Joanne Ward)
Frank Notaro Frank Notaro ... Buzz (as Frank Notard)
Lance Vaughan Lance Vaughan ... Zonk
Victor Melleney Victor Melleney ... Jonas (as Victor Mellaney)
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Deputy no. 1
Alan Granville Alan Granville ... Deputy no. 2
Lynda Powell Lynda Powell ... Waitress 1958
Kimberleigh Stark Kimberleigh Stark ... Waitress 1989
Craig Freimond Craig Freimond ... Gas Station Attendant
Alan Pierce Alan Pierce ... Fast Freddy


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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Did You Know?


The LIFE magazine on the sheriff's table was published October 1987 with the headline: Margret Thatcher on dealing with Gorbachev and, too, in its top right corner has the pictures of Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard M. Nixon with the title: Four presidents on the future of America. See more »


As Jonas is walking to the chair in Lucas' office, shortly after finding the crystal, a boom-mike is visible on the floor behind them, just set against the wall. See more »


Matt: [to Chuck] You know you're an asshole?
[motions Chuck closer]
Matt: You really are.
[motions Chuck even closer]
Matt: I mean it.
[both laugh]
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References The Munsters (1964) See more »


Written by Allyson R. Khent and Billy Dawn Smith
Performed by The Crests
Published by Paxwin Music
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15 February 2002 | by riotpoof1980See all my reviews

Okay to start I would like to say I am a huge fan of horror movies other wise i wouldnt have rented this and i must say the cover box was the only good thing about this waste of time piece of crap. Whoever produced this and thought this was going to be a typcial or decent 80's horror flick was SOO wrong. The acting shouldnt of even been called that i mean the zombie extras did much better and I would have to say sadly that Shanghi surprise and Ishtar are Citizen Kane and Gone With The Wind compared to this load of trash i mean the characters are so unlikable and unsympatheic your actually glad they get killed and their own characters dont even really seem to care their friends are being killed which doesnt happen until the end anyway and with a bogous hokey non meaning ending that really didnt explain crap about the whole movie with acting so bad kindergardners would all earn Oscars for best acting in the farmer in the dell then any of these people. VERY poor acting,directing writting, not in the least bit scary gory or interesting. a negitve 2 out of 10 avoid this movie of all cost. i rather see the britney spears movie then this load of crap ever again.

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Release Date:

8 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Porta do Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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