Last month, the world sadly lost "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, a legendary figure on film and in the ring, and a true gentleman. One of the last projects Piper appeared in was Portal to Hell!!!, a short film in which a doorway to Lovecraftian creatures is opened. Portal to Hell!!! will premiere next month at TIFF, and now the short film's official trailer has been revealed.

In addition to his prolific career within the wrestling ring, many remember Piper from his terrific turns in a lengthy list of films, including John Carpenter's They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown. Featuring Piper going up against Cthulhu-like monsters as a building super with a sense of humor, Portal to Hell!!! looks to remind viewers why they cherished Piper and will continue to admire his powerful onscreen presence.

Directed by Vivieno Caldinelli from a screenplay by Matt Watts, Portal to Hell!!! stars the late Roddy Piper, Matt Watts, Laura Robinson, Jordan Todosey, Millie Davis, Clyde Whitham, and Donald Tripe.

Synopsis (via TIFF): "The apartment-superintendent hero of this primo slice of Canuxploitation has enough on his plate, what with all the plumbing and electrical problems and high-maintenance tenants. 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."

Source: TIFF
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