Devil-worshipping bikers? Blood sacrifices? Mysterious priests? Miguel Ferrer? All top notch ingredients for a classy horror title, if you ask me. Penelope Buitenhuis’s “Hard Ride to Hell” definitely sounds like my kind of movie, which means, of course, that the feature will be very campy, a little silly, and — fingers crossed — insanely bloody. Before making its demonic presence known on DVD this May, the film will debut on the horror-friendly cable network Spike TV, though a specific date has not been set as of this writing. Since watching modern television is akin to having someone jam their jagged toenails into your ocular cavities, there’s a very strong possibility that I’ll wait for the flick to arrive on DVD before checking it out. Commercials and I do not get along.
There’s some stills after this handy synopsis, just in case you’re curious:
A lonely stretch of Texas desert highway leads a group of campers on a one-way ride to hell after witnessing an obscene blood sacrifice. Now, with a group of biking devil worshipers on their tail, they are pawns in an ancient battle between good and evil. Pursued to a decrepit old church in a ghost town, the campers fall victim to a new hell – a strange young boy harboring a terrifying secret and a priest with a terrifyingly divine mission of his own.