After finding a strange looking amulet, a young woman mysteriously vanishes. Her sister, Sandra, finding the police to be little help, turns to a rogue officer named Nick, who senses that something evil is afoot. However, the strange disappearance is only the beginning of a horrifying nightmare, as a Satanic sect, which worships the God Moloch, are determined to do anything in their power to retrieve the ancient amulet as a means of bringing their unholy master to life and ushering in Hell on Earth. It’s up to Nick and Tamara to face off against not only the murderous cult, but their monstrous deity.
A low budget, high ambition, Texas shot Satanic thriller, Gary Marcum’s THROUGH THE FIRE (which was released on VHS under the wildly misleading title of The Gates of Hell Part II) blends lo-fi special effects with a grimy, southern regional flavor. Starring Tom Campitelli (Dark Angel) and prolific character actor, John S. Davies (Robocop, Magnolia), Vinegar Syndrome brings this uniquely southern fried piece of 80s horror to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2K from its 35mm internegative.
Bonus Features: 1. Region Free Blu-ray 2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm internegative 3. Commentary track with co-writer/director Gary Marcum for THROUGH THE FIRE 4. “Lighting the Spark” – an interview with co-writer/director Gary Marcum and co-writer/associate producer Brad Potter 5. “A Labor of Love” – an interview with special makeup effect artist Gregor Punchatz 6. Alternate feature-length version THE GATES OF HELL PART II: DEAD AWAKENING (sourced from video) 7. Commentary track with co-writer/director Gary Marcum, co-writer/associate producer Brad Potter and editor Jay Helton (moderated by Zack Carlson) for THE GATES OF HELL PART II 8. Behind-the-scenes special effects video footage 9. Reversible cover artwork 10. English SDH subtitles