Through the Fire (1988 film)

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Through the Fire
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Directed byGary Marcum
Produced byCharles C. Cunningham
Gary Marcum
Brad Potter
Written byGary Marcum
Brad Potter
Starring Tamara Hext
Tom Campitelli
Randy Strickland
Music byRon Dilulio
Grady Orr
CinematographyRoger Pistole
Edited byJay W. Helton
Lisa Lancaster
Distributed byTalon Productions
Tapeworm Video Distributors
Overseas Filmgroup
Release date
  • April 18, 1997 (1997-04-18)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Through the Fire (also known as The Gates of Hell Part II: Dead Awakening) is a 1988 horror film directed by Gary Marcum (as G.D. Marcum) and starring Tamara Hext, Tom Campitelli, and Randy Strickland.

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A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear for entertainment purposes. Initially inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than a century. The macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may also overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, and thriller genres.

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A few mysterious disappearances happen in Fort Worth, Texas. The sister of one the victims hires a cop to investigate her disappearance. The young woman (Tamara Hext) and the cop (Tom Campitelli) discover that an evil cult is involved. They find a medallion, sought after by some worshipers of the demon Moloch, a beast that may be invoked and wreaks havoc, but can only be stopped with the amulet.

Fort Worth, Texas City in Texas, United States

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Moloch The biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice.

Moloch is the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice, through fire or war.


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