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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)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Palillo ... Matt
Abigail Wolcott 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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USA | South Africa



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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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Really bad.
8 December 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A group of college kids travel to the ghost town of Hellgate to find out the truth about a young woman who was murdered by a motorcycle gang in the 1950's.There,they are greeted by ghosts and walking dead."Hellgate" is a cheesy horror flick that will satisfy only the most undemanding fans of horror genre.The acting is terrible and the script is cheesy beyond belief.There is a fair amount of blood and gore including a nice decapitation scene,unfortunately the special effects are lame.The only reasons to see this stinker are a fish on steroids and re-animated turtle plus Abigail Wolcott as a hot zombie girl.4 out of 10.Only for fans of truly mindless zombie flicks.

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