Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #32: Highway to Hell (1991)
32. Highway to Hell (1991)
Nightmare on Elm Street (one of the sequels) meets Maniac Cop (one of the sequels) meets a Tom Waits music video (one of those with circus themes) meets… something weird from the 80’s… Bah, pick anything from the 80’s on this list.
Highway to Hell is a crazy action adventure horror movie about a guy who’s girlfriend gets kidnapped by Hell Cop, a cop from Hell (what else?) and now he has to take the Highway to Hell (what else?) to save her.
In the male lead we get Rob Lowe’s little brother Chad who looks like if Rob Lowe’s mom had a baby with Dana Carvey so yeah: he really sends that action hero vibe through the screen. As the kidnapped virgin (what else?) we have the smoking hot Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself – Kristy Swanson (Who else? Sarah Michelle Gellar was 13 when they shot this movie you sick pervs!).
There is a shitload of fun here in Hell with monsters, Volkswagen carchases, young Ben Stiller with family, three headed dogs, Patrick “Not the Kevin Costner Robin Hood of ‘91” Bergin, about a billion “go to Hell”-puns, Gilbert Gottfried as Hitler (who else?!) and info about how Hell works that Wikipedia doesn’t even cover. Like that apparently you have to reserve a table in Hell at LEAST 20 years in advance to get a seat:
And who else but Brian Helgeland would write this, the man who wrote the hilarious Mystic River? (I don’t know.)
I hope I end up in Hell soon – it seems like tons of fun!
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