While They Live star and famous wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper sadly passed away last month, fans will still have the chance to see him onscreen in the short film PORTAL TO HELL!!!
The short, which now has a festival trailer, is directed by Viviendo Caldinelli, working from a screenplay by Matt Watts. Watts is also among Piper’s co-stars in the film, and the two are joined by Laura Robinson, Jordan Todosey, and Millie Davis.
The film’s synopsis is as follows.
The superintendent hero of this primo slice of Canuxploitation already has enough on his plate, but then some jerks open up a multidimensional gateway in the basement. Thankfully, the guy standing between humanity and its certain destruction is played by the late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
This is not the first time Piper has been involved in a fight against beings from another dimension, as the 2010 film The Portal, in which he starred as Homeless George, also revolved around a portal to another dimension. Piper himself was an active presence onscreen in his later years, not only making regular appearances on WWE, but also appearing in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and lending his voice talents to Adventure Time. The short itself had an indiegogo campaign to raise funds in 2014.
The short will be making its World Premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The trailer can be seen below.