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Hell’s Club Mashup Crams Characters from 30 Movies Into One Crazy Nightclub Scene
Just in case you missed it, a clever movie mashup called “Hell’s Club” had film geeks all giddy when it went viral over Labor Day weekend. The impressively edited 10-minute scene features dozens of characters from 30 different movies hanging out together and gettin’ down to “Stayin’ Alive” in a ridiculously packed nightclub before Arnold Schwarzenegger’s bad Terminator sets his sights on John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever and it’s up to Tom Cruise from Collateral—not Tom Cruise from Cocktail, who’s busy tending bar—to save him.
Or something like that. It’s really just slightly more coherent than most of Christopher Nolan’s action scenes.
That said, it’s a joy to watch all these characters mingle in the neon red-tinted nightclub atmosphere and it’s fun to try to spot all the movies represented. Carlito’s Way, Trainspotting, Boogie Nights, Star Wars, John Wick, Blade, True Romance, Scarface, and A Night at the Roxbury are just a few of the movies used in the mashup. Bonus points for anyone who spots Jean-Claude Van Damme. Blink and you’ll miss him.
Oh, and Darth Vader, Michael Jackson, and Pinhead from Hellraiser are there too because why the hell wouldn’t they be?
The video was made by Antonio Da Silva of AMDS Films, who specializes in mashups like Terminator vs. RoboCop, Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Sylvester Stallone, and Gollum & Smeagol Sings Barry White. Clearly, “Hell’s Club” is the culmination of Da Silva’s considerable talents.