My dad used to tape these late night films on VHS and most of the time they were diabolical but one has always stayed with me.
It must have been in the 80's when it was televised, and I apologize because I don't know whether it was a film or a TV movie or TV show.
The memory I have is very vague. It was set in the USA and it involved a kind of giant hole in the ground and in order to save the world a guy dresses up in a NASA Space Suit and walks down a suburban street to descend into this giant red hole. I'm thinking it was a kind of hell on earth kind of scenario. In fact I think the whole world was red in this scene and maybe a kind of zombie style/possession/ people in a trance perhaps.
So to summarise:
- The film us in English.
- Set in the USA.
- Was a horror/scifi film.
- End of the world kind of scenario.
- At the end the hero wore a NASA spacesuit and entered this huge hole in the ground to enter hell and fix whatever it was that was wrong.
That's all I can remember apart from the fact that I was terrified.
Oh, and it also had the kind of "night of the comet" vibe.