The short film Portal to Hell has attracted a distributor based off the strength of its IndieGoGo campaign. The project has yet to reach its funding goal but there is still over a week left to donate and with a distributor on board, the feature length version of the project is now guaranteed to get made. Raven Banner will be handling all aspects of Canadian Distribution and XYZ films will be in charge of the film’s US release.
Portal to Hell will be directed by Vivieno Caldinelli and written by Matt Watts. It will star They Live’s Roddy Piper and has already attracted executive producers Todd Brown (ABCs of Death) and Andrew Rosen (Todd & the Book of Pure Evil). Also involved is special effects artist Steve Kostanski (Manborg).
The concept behind the short will see Roddy Piper taking on the Cthulhu. Here is the official plot synopsis:
“Jack (Piper) is a simple man with simple needs. Mostly he just needs to be left alone to read his book. It’s a good book and he likes it… or, at least, he would if the tenants of the building he manages weren’t so damn needy.
And it’s not just blown fuses and clogged toilets… No, when the building power goes out, the culprit is a pair of Cthulhu-worshiping tenants opening a portal to the demon city of R’lyeh in the basement.
Does this count as building maintenance? Is battling the supernatural part of Jack’s job description? Maybe not, but if Jack can’t close the portal, the entire building and – let’s face it – the whole world is screwed.”