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i've been hooked to everything "hell"-themed since...hmm, well, feels like forever, but recently i had some "discussions" (you know - the ones after a few beers) - ala "if hell would exist, what would it look like?"-etc.blabla...and we then came to the point of just how MANY different opinions there are out there, what "hell" really is, and then somewhere ended up in movies that no only "thematize" but also actually visualize hell.

i went through my DVDs (and even old VHS) and just found a few, maybe some of you can recommend some more - or want to discuss some of them, f.e. good/bad implementation...the different ideas of what "hell" is (getting torured 24/7 vs. relive your ultimate sin over and over again vs...)

.) L'Inferno - Dantes Inferno
well - you cant talk about hell without considering Dante. yes, there is an adaption of the book. but dont expect too much, as the movie is from 1910 (round about), and its of course a silent film, but if you are not all about "zomg teh special effectz!", you could actually enjoy this. i did. its recently been finally released on DVD and worth a watch, not only for "hell"-interests, also for general movie-interested people as i think, that considering the time and the funds/tools/.. available back then - this is an amazing piece of art!

.) Event Horizon
you dont see that much (afaik - the movie has been cut down by almost half an hour and they deleted almost all hell/gore scenes...too bad) - but what you see and know is actually pretty much badass, and hell-worthy.

"eyes...where we are going we wont need eyes.." :metal:

.) Hellraiser
what can i say...i love Hellraiser. i have to admit icame across the Hellraiser series pretty late - i was 12 or 13 i think, and Motörhead did the soundtrack to part III, and i just found my love for heavy metal...well, the song still is one of my all-time-favourites, and the movie is too! Parts 1 and 2 especcially are totally amazing, and the idea of what the hell and its demons could be is absolutely gold!

.) Spawn
the comic-adaption. well, this is how it should NOT be done...damn...

.) Constantine
agian comic-adaption, but dimensions better than Spawn..actually the "hell"-setting was pretty cool.

.) Supernatural (series)
you get a few short images and later a lot of ideas about what hell looks like and the "daily schedule"...i liked this ideas a lot (alot).

.) Project Brainstorm
well, hard to describe - hell isnt really thematized, but for a few seconds you get a look at it, and its actually looking really good, but i felt it was kinda not really fitting into the rest of the movie...good visualization nonetheless.

EDIT: i have - not so long ago - also seen a taiwanese or thai (cant remember) B-movie, pretty low budget, kind of a Dante-ripoff, but more modern - about a few kids an an adult "dying" at a car crash, going to hell, trying to get out. There were some pretty good ideas in it, but the overall "trash"-factor was just too big...
 

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you definitely need to see the uncut version of Event Horizon then, dude

other than that, i'm still trying to think of a movie that thematizes hell that you haven't mentioned
 

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Jacobs Ladder Also a bit of What Dreams may come...

Not so much a fire and brimstone version of hell but pretty hellish at times none-the-less.

Also Pete if you are interested in all things hell by all means you should check out the book Sandman Slim by Richard Kadray. Slim was taken to hell (While still alive...) and forced to fight all kinds of nasty beasties for the amusement of demons. He eventually became pretty tough (they couldn't kill him) and he managed to escape in order to pay back the people that sent him there. Fantastic book and a sequel is coming out soon.
 

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^ Last time I watched "What Dreams May Come", it was on one of those "On Demand" systems, and since it had been ordered the day before, it ran out right as it hit the scene where he was in hell with his wife. Made the movie much more depressing :lol:
 

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@Matt: sounds good, thanks for the hint! :yesway:

@loktide: i got one on DVD that says "uncut" - but i've heard/read that there was originally an even longer version...anyway.

Jacobs Ladder Also a bit of What Dreams may come...

Not so much a fire and brimstone version of hell but pretty hellish at times none-the-less.
damn me - how could i forget this one? its one of my favourite movies!!

Also Pete if you are interested in all things hell by all means you should check out the book Sandman Slim by Richard Kadray. Slim was taken to hell (While still alive...) and forced to fight all kinds of nasty beasties for the amusement of demons. He eventually became pretty tough (they couldn't kill him) and he managed to escape in order to pay back the people that sent him there. Fantastic book and a sequel is coming out soon.
sounds interesting, i think i will give this a try! thanks! :yesway:
 

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^ Last time I watched "What Dreams May Come", it was on one of those "On Demand" systems, and since it had been ordered the day before, it ran out right as it hit the scene where he was in hell with his wife. Made the movie much more depressing :lol:
They should have ended the film there :lol: With the both of them stuck in purgatory forever. In case you missed the ending...

Robin Williams sinks into the despair of the place but somehow his wife snaps out of it and brings him back, They then go on to get reborn and start the entire mess all over again...

Another hell-inspired movie - Angel Heart (Micky Rourke) Diniro plays the Devil.

The Ninth Gate (this time the devil is that hawt chick from Species) - tho more of a mystery really still one of Johnny Depp's better films.
 
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