Gothic and folk horror is alive and well in the halls of Hex! Today brings word that the studio behind Lord of Tears/The Owlman and The Black Gloves will release Jack McHenry’s genre-bending directorial debut, Here Comes Hell!
Best described as The Old Dark House meets The Evil Dead, the stylish horror-comedy is an homage to classic horror, with a bloody twist. Filmed in black and white, Here Comes Hell follows the plight of a group of 1930s socialites attending a dinner party in a dilapidated mansion. Bloody mayhem ensues when their host coerces them into performing a séance, accidentally opening the gates of hell.
After premiering at Frightfest Glasgow, the film went on to screen at festivals across the globe including Screamfest LA and Sydney Film Festival, where it racked up rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, with SlashFilm dubbing it “one of the most impressive feature debuts of the year” and The Daily Record calling it “a wonderful celebration of the best of genre film-making”.
The release follows the success of Hex Studios’ sell-out Limited Edition of arthouse horror Frankenstein’s Creature. According to Hex founder Lawrie Brewster, “Five minutes into the film we knew that Here Comes Hell was a perfect fit for our DVD label. Bold, original, charming, and made with an obvious passion for storytelling and practical effects, it’s simply an utterly entertaining watch, and we’re so proud and excited to be doing a physical release for this future cult classic.”
Packed with extras, including commentary from Sam Ashurst (Arrow Video Podcast) and a revealing behind the scenes documentary, the beautifully-packaged Limited Edition DVD is available exclusively on the Hex Studios website hexmedia.tv, where you can pre-order now, in advance of its December release.
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