Highway to Hell (1991)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Ate de Jong
Producer: John Byers, Mary Ann Page
Writer: Brian Helgeland
Date Released: March 13, 1992
Patrick Bergin as Beezls
Adam storke as Royce
Chad Lowe as Charlie Sykes
Kristy Swanson as Rachel Clark
Pamela Gidley as Clara
Jarrett Lennon as Adam
C.J. Graham as Sgt. Bedlam (Hellcop)
Richard Farnsworth as Sam
Rating = 2.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Rachel and Charlie are heading to Las Vegas to get married. They stop for gas and meet an old man who warns them of taking this side road they are on. When they take this alternate highway, they are pulled over by what appears to be an officer. When the officer approaches the vehicle, he takes Rachel away to Hell. Unsure of what to do, Charlie goes back to the old man who gives him a car and gun to get to the highway to Hell. Once there, Charlie must try and save his girlfriend, Rachel.
Highway to Hell incorporates more costume and special effects makeup than blood and gore. There is no nudity but there is a demon with really saggy demon boobs.
The Grave Review
Highway to Hell is not the best of films but has some funny references incorporated within the film. The film’s story centers on Charlie who is trying to save his girlfriend in hell. If the concept sounds familiar it should as the story is an interpretation of the novel, Dante’s Inferno. This is made evident by not only the plot of the film but also other subtle scenes. For example, in one part, Charlie crosses a river which is said to be where only the dead can go. This is a resemblance of the crossing in the novel called the Styx. There is all a more obvious reference whereby when Charlie crosses the river, there is s sign that says “abandon all hope ye who enter here” which is another reference from the infamous novel.
In addition there are various cameos in the film from familiar actors and actresses. Ben Stiller (cook), Jerry Stiller (cop), Amy Stiller (Cleopatra) and Gilbert Gottfried (Hitler) make a cameo appearance. Their parts were not extensive but it was comical to see them randomly in this film.
The film was descent but there just didn’t seem to be anything that drew the audience in. Upon viewing the film, it is difficult to say if there were any memorable scenes. Overall, Highway to Hell was not a bad film but won’t leave you amazed either.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Highway to Hell (1991) two and a half graves out of five graves.
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