MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 30,880 this week

Back from Hell (1993)

 -  Horror
3.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.1/10 from 122 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 2 critic

A priest visits an old friend, who has gone to Hollywood to become a movie star. He finds out that his friend has sold his soul to Satan for stardom and now regrets it. The priest ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 153 titles
created 03 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 504 titles
created 08 Sep 2012
 
a list of 153 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 152 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 279 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Back from Hell" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Back from Hell (1993)

Back from Hell (1993) on IMDb 3.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Back from Hell.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Prodigy (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

"The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who ... See full summary »

Director: William Kaufman
Stars: Holt Boggs, Glen Vorhis, Matt Beckham
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Lovely young starlets, auditioning for an upcoming low-budget horror flick, are kidnapped and locked up by a skull-faced movie producer.

Director: Eric Louzil
Stars: Robert May, Gene Lebrock, Marcia Gray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.

Director: Vadim Perelman
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard
The Cloth (2013)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A godless man is recruited by a secret organization who works to combat demonic possessions in order to prepare a new generation in the battle against evil forces.

Director: Justin Price
Stars: Danny Trejo, Perla Rodríguez, Eric Roberts
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Behind the scenes look at how hardcore sex videos are made, with numerous interviews with stars and directors of sex films of various styles and interests. The on-screen sex scenes featured... See full summary »

Stars: Julia Ann, Lisa Ann, Rebecca Bardoux
Vampire Bride (1960)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Kyotaro Namiki
Stars: Junko Ikeuchi, Yasuko Mita, Reiko Seto
Dune Warriors (1991)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: David Carradine, Rick Hill, Luke Askew
Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A cannibal rapist rises from the grave as a flesh-eating zombie sex maniac! Two Seattle cops, a satanic cult and a flying demon fetus try to stop the lust-crazed ghoul before he can kill ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Jaissle
Stars: Steve Sheppard, Gary Browning, Christian Curmudgeon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Larry DuBois ...
Jack
Shawn Scarbrough ...
Father Aaron
Don Ruem ...
Evil Cop / Satan
Chris Heikka ...
Cop shot in head
Matt Hundley ...
Azzagras, High Priest of Satan
Matt Jaissle ...
Maniac with axe
William Jaissle ...
Bearded Zombie
Edit

Storyline

A priest visits an old friend, who has gone to Hollywood to become a movie star. He finds out that his friend has sold his soul to Satan for stardom and now regrets it. The priest determines to help his friend fight the devil and regain his soul. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Demon Apocalypse  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is the Film To Be Played In Hell for All Eternity
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must admit that I have seen some bad films in my time (i.e. Manos: Hands of Fate, Werewolf, Zombie Lake, etc.) and am admittedly attracted to such horrid films. (Guess that's what I get for being a MSTie) However, "Back From Hell" has got to be one of the worst attempts at a horror film that I have ever seen. This film has got to be the one that will be playing nightly in Hell for all eternity because it contains all the makings of a bad film (from the cut and paste editing to the garbled, incomprehensible dialog.. you name it and "Back From Hell" has it).

The film starts off with Aaron (Shawn Scarbrough) driving to hear the private confession of long time friend Jack (Larry Dubois) who has sold his soul to the devil to be famous. Jack has fallen afoul of his pact and now the devil has cursed him so that anyone who looks into his eyes tries to kill him. Aaron has trouble believing this at first but then two cops show up for no reason whatsoever and are quickly killed after trying to kill Shawn. Afterwards Satan is summoned to tell Aaron about his plan for world dominance and thus the two wander off aimlessly to save the world. Basically they just drive around doing nothing and end up in the middle of nowhere fighting devil worshipers. The ending isn't that bad considering the rest of the film but it does little to help save the film from its putridity.

I will say that upon seeing this film at Blockbuster for the first time I was interested. I mean, how could you go wrong with a good old movie about Satan returning to power and using dead corpses and other malicious people to do his bidding? Well.. from the very beginning "Back From Hell" just went down the drain and straight back to Hell. To start off with, I could NOT understand a word uttered by Jack or Aaron. I had to turn my volume up to the max just to get the gist of what they're saying - not that there was any noteworthy dialog to hear anyway. Oddly enough, I think there actually was a script at some point during the making of this film but from what I saw it almost seemed as it had been lost or simply destroyed since the actors seemed to be making lines up as they went because there would be awkward intervals in between conversations indicating that they were either reading their lines or that they had forgotten them. Jack especially seemed to give the impression of an incompetent with a fly buzzing around his head. In short, because of the terrible audio and total void of emotion or effort given to any of their lines, this film failed to move me in any way other than out of the room about halfway through.

Aside from that there was the horribly fake gore. I mean.. it was god awful. Usually a bit of gore here and there will save a film but in this case it was so laughably fake that I could not believe my eyes. Nearly every time there was blood and guts the film would show someone's face getting soaked with fake blood that looked to come out of a water gun. In fact I remember a notable scene towards the end when Jack cut someone then sat there with his eyes closed as he got soaked with the blood. It was literally almost as if he was waiting on someone outside the shot to squirt him with it. I mean, for God's sake people don't even fake the punches convincingly!! Needless to say, the film's overuse of scare tactics through gore ultimately cost them as it because all the more obvious throughout the film how fake it all was.

All in all, Back From Hell is not worth your time nor money as you will hate yourself for ever having watched it. Your ears will bleed from straining to hear it. Your eyes will be blurred with tears as you realize that the film drags on forever. Your jaw will drop to the ground in disbelief at the terribly fake skirmishes. This film will ultimately achieve its purpose in the end as it puts you through Hell worse than any other film known to man. So, just be forewarned that if you do choose to watch it, please have a masochistic streak or otherwise you will suffer through hell just like everyone else has that has unfortunately had to endure this piece of garbage.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Should be on bottom 100 Glamdring-The-Foe-Hammer
There was a time... ilon
Discuss Back from Hell (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?