1957 a group of bikers lead by two men named Buzz
(Frank Notard) and Zonk (Lance Vaughan) cause
trouble with some locals at a diner and kidnap as
well as rape one of the customers there named
Josie (Abigail Wolcott) in which they murder her
in a town called Hellgate too leaving her old
eccentric father Lucas (Carel Trichardt) in
misery and alone but a townsfolk named Nervous
Norman (Jonathan Taylor) finds a crystal like
object that zaps dead things to life and Lucas
uses this to resurrect his daughter during
present day and filled Hell Gate with re-animated
corpses in which they were victims seduced by
Josie who is now a beuatiful zombie herself.
She spots a man she is in awe with named Matt
(Ron Palillo) who she finds the final object of
her desire wanting to spend etenrity with him in
bed but her father wants him dead.
The work in this flick is
very stiff in whichwe spot three supporting
characters Pam, Chuck and Bobby at a house by
having a discussion with Chuck himself by telling
a story about Hellgate which looked amateurishly
We also spot a scene mainly Buzz and Zonk as bikers
in a diner causing trouble as it was laughable
when this scene tried to make it disturbing
especially where they torment and
kidnap Josie. I just shook my
head with this moment.
We do spot a good slow motion shot between both
actors Zonk swinging his chain
towards Lucas while he pulls
out his axe.
Good shot on Lucas at a
graveyard with mist floating around while he's
holding a crystal towards a graveyard in which it
shows a nice Halloween type horror feel to it on
resurrecting his daughter.
A nice scene between Matt towards a waitress at the diner going face to face
with him and telling him about Hellgate.
A good shot on Josie by standing
in the middle of a road stopping a car with him coming out of the car face to face
with her acting aggressive and then symathising
with her while she acts expressionless.
We have many good shots on Matt and Josie driving through the Hellgate carnival with good
close up shots on a couple of people staring evilly at them
A good shot on Josie trying to
seduce Matt crawling up and down on
him with a sudden moment on Lucas entering the room staring coldly at them.
We spot a good shot on Lucas holding
the laser crystal and shoooting it showing an
explosion along with Matt speeding
Many good shots between Matt and Pam by having a discussion about
what he saw as well as their conversations on other
stuff in which the scene's looked like a
realistic couple with shots on their faces as
well as the two of them snuggling with one
A good moment with Buzz throwing around Matt in his workshop and then he gets aggressive with Buzz by asking if they can
talk. There's many good shots on Buzz sharpening stuff like an axe etc.
We spot some good cheesy shots on all four Matt, Pam, Chuck and Bobby by going
to a graveyard with shots on them staring at one
of the tombstones looking a little frightened
although it seems very corny but many great takes
on them with the mist floating around. A
nice shot on Chuck slowly putting his
hand on a cement figure of a woman's breast at a
tombstone and then doing a chant and later a
thunderstorm happens in which the makers made that
moment extremely effective.
There's a good moment with Lucas doing a chant along with good distant shots on
the graveyard with zombie's
rising from the grave and walking around. It was
one of my favourite scene's of all.
There's trashy conversations between
deputies at their station which is the worst
moments of all in the film. Way too comedic and unfunny
Many good takes on the four characters that was
mentioned before trying to get away from the
zombie's with many good shots on the zombie
A good shot on Bobby watching a
show with Lucas coming up behind her
and choking her with a rope which didn't look
convincing at all.
We spot a good moment with Matt lying
on a bed in a trance with Josie lustfully talking
to him as well as Pam coming in
and acting tough holding a shotgun towards Josie.
Good close up scene with both Chuck and Bobby in a car acting ghostly towards Matt and Josie to get in.
Many good scene's with Matt and Josie trying to speed away in a
vehicle with evil expressions on Lucas trying to stop them with good explosions on some
of the carnival houses exploding.
Bottom line is that it's a film that looks trashy but yet
well done at the time time. So it's a so bad it's
good type of a film. It's an enjoyable retro
horror zombie flick with other sorts of hauntings
too kind of done in a Night of the Demons
type of fashion.
There's many nice outdoor scene's with the mist
and some corny one liners too making the film a
nice one to watch during Halloween or with a
group of friends partying out too.
The 80's were nearing it's end and alot of these
low budgeters were in demand at rental stores and
if you like cult type flicks then I think you'll
have a blast watching this film. Some of the
scene's however looked a bit amateurish such as
the bikers causing trouble at a diner during the
late 50's etc. but it makes up after the haunting
moments with the zombie's invading the carnival
of Hellgate. It's a bit rushed at times though.
Nowadays this film is hard to come by since DVD
is in demand at rental stores and is hard to find
obscure films at rental places these days but if
you come across it then check it out if you're in
the mood for party flicks.
The acting is a bit corny but
passable. We have Ron Palillo (Matt) playing
the lead role proving he can pull off another
character than the dweeby Sweathog Horshak from Welcome
Back Kotter as he shows a good serious
attitude to his part and great energy too for all
he goes through in the movie. He's good at being
aggressive too as well as having a nice charming
Abigail Wolcott (Josie) showed a good mysterious
behavior to her part acting expressionless and
evil too. She has a good soft but cold voice to
her part as someone resurrected in the film.
However, her acting lacked a bit in the prologue
of the film.
Carel Trichardt (Lucas) showed many good moments
with his evil attitude in the film showing nice
angered expressions and a good madman appeal to
Petrea Curran (Pam) was a total virtual unknown
but she was the best actress I found in the movie
showing a good masculine type of attitude to her
part and acting tough when she needed to along
with a good adventureous energy to all the stuff
she has to do like trying to survive from the
zombie's and other spirits too.
Frank Notard (Buzz) was great acting violent and
aggressive as a former biker gang member in the
film as he really stood out well on film and
shows some good characteristics along with tons
of good energy for what he had to do throughout
spot many nude scene's performed by Abigail
Wolcott as she pulls down her top trying to
seduce someone. Then we spot her naked in a dance
hall. There's also a moment when she's in bed
with a see through bra and then completely
topless in bed putting someone under a trance.
Ron Palillo reveals his butt sitting on top
of his on screen girlfriend in bed.
A guy's head is chopped off
A woman spits out blood
music was quite good composed by Barry Fasman
and Dana Walden in which they both show
nice screeching sounds for the zombie moments for
this film plus has some good cheesy type keyboard
and synthesizer type music suitable for a teenage
zombie flick like this one.