The 10 Best Depictions Of Hell In Film, According To Reddit

With temperatures still rising—and the world always figuratively burning—I couldn’t help but recently wonder if hell on earth may one day become a distinct reality. Almost as quickly as the thought entered my brain, Reddit got down to business on a similar subject themselves. Redditor Crucefix88 (an aptly chosen screen name) asks, other than Event Horizon and As Above So Below, what are some of the absolute best depictions of hell in modern cinema?

From horror staples like Hellraiser II: Hellbound, to prestige dramas like What Dreams May Come, the Internet’s front page came out swinging with some reliably interesting results. While some of the following titles only take partial place in the underworld, it’s still a list of cool and diverse interpretations of what hell might actually look like. We’ve gone ahead and put these recommendations in order of upvotes, because science.

The top ten depictions of hell in film, according to Reddit:

  1. Constantine
  2. Hellraiser II: Hellbound
  3. What Dreams May Come
  4. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
  5. Baskin
  6. The House that Jack Built
  7. Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil
  8. Jigoku
  9. Little Nicky
  10. Southbound

Personally, I’m happy to see horror anthology stand out Southbound make the list. This brutal and exceptionally creative film had some terrifying segments. It’s also paired with an excellent interpretation of what might be waiting for us below. Future filmmaking icons like the Radio Silence team and David Bruckner contributed to this fright fest, and it’s well worth streaming if you’re looking for unique scares.

Lastly, what say you? Is there an amazing cinematic depiction of hell that didn’t make the list but absolutely should have? Or are there any selections that do not deserve their spot? Make sure to let me know on Twitter via @joshkorngut. I’m always around to chat all things religious horror!

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