You might remember back in December hearing about "Rowdy" Roddy Piper looking for help to fund the practical horror effects to form the brute he would be beating on. Everything went to plan and the film was shot in the spring. It was then all quiet on the Royal Rumble front until two blows landed at once: the tragic news that everyone's favorite heel had headed to heaven, and that the film had been selected to screen at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival's 40th Edition.
"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."
It turned out that the film,which pits him against Lovecraft's most known Elder God, was his last performance for the silver screen that we will see. With the film being just 11 minutes in length, here's the first glimpse of what to expect:
So just who is playing games on Roddy's patch? Must be some pretty brave souls messing with dimensions, dicing with death and potentially sacrificing their own.
"But then some jerks open up a multidimensional gateway in the basement."
Thank you Heisenberg for making "Tighty Whiteys" acceptable to wear out in public. Seriously, these guys must be on meth to tinker with a tentacle mouthed behemoth.
"Thankfully, the guy standing between humanity and its certain destruction is played by the late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper."
In a change from his wresting demeanor of being the bad guy, Roddy is channeling his "They Live" charisma and becoming the champion of humanity.
How will Roddy save the day? Will he get the girl? Will we see him tying a bow out of tentacles and put Cthulhu in a sleeper hold? You will have to see the film at #TIFF15 to find out!