"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum." John Carpenter fans remember this "Rowdy" Roddy Piper line from 1988's They Live, but imagine if Piper said something similar to Cthulhu upon entering the demon city of R'lyeh. If this sounds epic, then you may be interested in funding Portal to Hell, a short film co-starring Piper and Cthulhu that just launched an Indiegogo campaign.

Portal to Hell is guaranteed to be made next March and contributions to the Indiegogo campaign will help fund the special effects creation. The better the film looks, the better its chances are of being turned into a feature film, as Portal to Hell's creative team is planning on using the short film to pitch a full film version beginning next fall. To learn more about this project, visit:

Press Release - "Director Vivieno Caldinelli (Picnicface, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), writer Matt Watts (Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays), and star Roddy Piper (They Live) have teamed up with executive producer Todd Brown (The Raid, ABCs of Death), executive producer Andrew Rosen (Todd & the Book of Pure Evil), and FX guru Steve Kostanski (Manborg) to bring horror fans the slimiest genre mash-up ever seen!

With assistance from the Harold Greenberg Fund, the short film will be moving forward in early 2015 - but with fan support via IndieGogo, the filmmakers can create bigger stunts, crazier effects, and put the gears in motion to turn PORTAL TO HELL into an ass-kicking, feature-length adventure.

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.

To support PORTAL TO HELL, please visit

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TWITTER: @theportaltohell
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YOUTUBE: youtube.com/theportaltohell

Your support means the world to the production, and we sincerely hope you will consider posting about it at our media outlet."

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.