Somewhen in the future, after a nuclear war has effectively destroyed
earth, humankind (or at least Americankind) is endangered to die out
because there are hardly any fertile women around anymore and the
spermcount of the male population is in the single digits (virtually
speaking) ... and then there's Sam Hell (Roddy Piper), who leaves pregnant
women behind everywhere he fucks - something that eventually gets him into
jail even. However, Medtech, the company that runs the USA, has him
released from prison to team him up with Spangle (Sandahl Bergman), an
attractive by-the-books Medtech combattant, to go behind enemy lines and
into mutant territory to free a bunch of fertile girls and - if need be -
impregnate them on the spot.
Of course, at first Spangle and Hell don't
get along at all, especially since Spangle controls a sort of electronic
chastity belt that was put on Hell to keep him in check. However, when
they enter Frogtown, a city run by human-reptile mutants, they have to put
on a show for the locals, and thus Hell poses as Spangle's captor. It
seems this new imbalance of power softens the two up to one another - and
it almost leads to certain doom when Bull (Nicholas Worth), the toad-like
leader of Frogtown, captures both of them to make her his loveslave and
Hell ... well, just to torture him. However, a guy from the olden days
(Rory Calhoun) frees Hell, then helps him save Spangle and the fertile
girls (also Bull's captives), even if it costs his own life, and then it's
off to the border to the civilized (?) world for our couple and the girls.
Problem though: Bull is in hot pursuit, and the chief of the border patrol
(William Smith) is Hell's sadistic warden from jail who wants to see him
dead, preferably killed by his own hands.
Well, to cut a long story
short, it all ends happily, and Hell both gets the girl (Spangle of
course), and gets to fuck all the other girls - or at least Spangle asks
him to do so - boy, some guys have the best girlfriends ...
Comes to Frogtown is almost certainly no cinematic masterpiece, quite
the contrary, it looks and feels like your run-of-the-mill low budget
1980's science fiction/action movie that's low on original ideas but high
on testosterone, and treats its genre more like a magic box of pulp
clichées than a thought-provoking futuristic mirror of its own time. And
yet, I'd rate Hell Comes to Frogtown a notch or two above your
typical genre entertainment, simply because it doesn't take itself too
seriously, because Roddy Piper, while certainly not the best actor in the
universe, has a self-deprecating streak in him, because, well, the
villains are frogs, because there are more badass chicks in there than
your typical action flick, and because the whole thing is decently paced
to keep one from asking too many questions out of boredom.
all still doesn't make the movie a classic or masterpiece of whatever, not
by a longshot, but at least it's fun.