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15 January 2007

Hell Comes To Frogtown, 1987

STARRING: 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper (Sam Hell)

Popular WWF wrestler turned actor. Piper went on to star in the excellent John Carpenter movie They Live and an assortment of b-movies.

Sandahl Bergman (Spangle)

Best known as Conan's girlfriend in Conan The Barbarian, and evil queen Gedren in Red Sonja. Bergman went on to be a popular b-movie actress throughout the 80's and 90's appearing in movies such as The Sorceress 2, but sadly seems to have retired.

PLOT: Criminal Sam Hell (Piper) has a rare gift, he is one of the only men left in the world who can still reproduce. In exchange for a pardon he must help Sergeant Spangle rescue and impregnate a group of young women who are being held prisoner by an evil mutant, the frog-like Toty.

Some mild sex scenes, not much violence, some language. 15/R.

THOUGHTS: One of New World's best pictures IMO. Great re-watch potential. Piper and Bergman make a great duo and it's a shame they didn't return for the sequel. The mutants looks great and it has an entertaining script with lots of funny and memorable scenes.

CAN I BUY IT?: DVD (Region 1).

1 comment:

Al Brock said...

Roddy Piper is one of the best B-Movie actors I've ever seen. He has such potential. The rugged appeal of Bruce Willis, the polished humour of Jim Carrey and the sheer attention to detail of Al Pacino. However, much of this potential has never fully been realized. Hell comes to Frogtown is not his best movie... but it's not far off.

Al.Brock has spoken.