Rowdy Roddy Piper Lives!

By Machete Von Kill

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper Lives! Well, on film anyway. Pro wrestling and horror fans were saddened by the sudden passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper on July 31, 2015. Today comes news that Piper's final screen performance, a horror short film called Portal to Hell!!! has released a trailer.

In Portal to Hell!!!, Piper portrays Jack an apartment superintendent, who, while already overwhelmed with the his day to day duties, is now given another mess to deal with. There is a portal to hell in the basement of the building! Only Jack can save us from Cthulhu (yes, you read that right, Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Cthulhu) now.

Written by Matt Watts and directed by Vivieno Caldinelli, Portal to Hell!!! is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. No word yet on a U.S. Release date.

Roderick George Toombs was born on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Rowdy Roddy Piper, as he came to be known, was a pro wrestler from 1973-87 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. Piper has starred in such cult classics as Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988), in which he played the lead Sam Hell, and John Carpenter's They Live, a scathing commentary on greed and commercialization (1988), in which he played Nada, once again the lead role.

For now, take a peek at the man to battle Cthulhu in this trailer.

Posted by Alan Smithee

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