Directed by Jeremy Garner, All Hell Breaks Loose is a grindhouse style horror / comedy that possesses a classic feel to the film, with footage grainy at times, and a gritty sounding soundtrack you’ll wanna crank up.
As summarized on the film’s IMDb page, “All Hell Breaks Loose is the story of love, leather, and violence. When the Satan’s Sinners, a vicious motorcycle gang from hell, kidnaps one man’s bride, they bite off more than they can chew. Now the man is out to save his wife any way he can, even if it means dying over and over again. With the help of a shit-kicking sheriff, a perverted priest, and a cowboy who just might be God, all hell is bound to break loose.”
The plot is centered around Nick and Bobby Sue, (Nick Forrest, Sarah Kobel Marquette) a newlywed couple who just eloped and is en route to Portland. The lovebirds soon have their romantic retreat savagely interrupted when the Satan’s Sinners motorcycle gang shows up and blows away Nick with a shotgun, before riding off with Bobby Sue strapped to their bike.
The Sinners bully their way into a nearby bar, passing the time by terrorizing the local patrons and making themselves at home in their assumed clubhouse, while anticipating the gang’s next move.
But don’t write off Nick just yet. Nick “survived” the attack with the help of a mysterious cowboy dressed in all white (Joseph Sullivan), who shows up just in time to provide a little divine intervention, and encourage Nick to go get back his new wife.
Not your typical hero. Nick is a used car salesman, kind of wimpy, and looks like he’d normally never hurt a fly. He’s certainly not an intimidating figure to say the least, however in this case he has no other choice but to take on Satan’s Sinners head on in if he wants to save Bobby Sue.
Taking back his wife will be easier said than done for Nick, who finds himself on the wrong end of a shotgun barrel numerous times, and suffers other brutal consequences in the process of trying to save the day. Fortunately for Nick, the cowboy continues to conveniently show up and offer assistance.
When all else seems to fail, the cowboy leads Nick to Sheriff Parks, the long arm of the law, and another interesting character in himself. Parks is a loose cannon and a no-nonsense type of guy with a shitload of firepower, and a score he’s determined to settle.
How do you keep down a lovesick groom who just refuses to die? How do you defeat a Satanic motorcycle gang who’s straight from hell? Will any of it matter in the end? When the groom, the cowboy, the Sheriff, and even a priest all converge on the bikers hideout at once, all hell breaks loose.
The film is 87 minutes of fun, violence, and a modern day variation of the “nice guys finish last” story. Some of the acting can surely be improved upon, and I wouldn’t have minded seeing the character played by Danger Ehren (of Jackass fame) killed off a little earlier, but overall it’s an entertaining watch. All Hell Breaks Loose is currently streaming on demand and you can watch it right now at ibleedindie.com.