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The Burning Hell (1974)

 |  Documentary, Horror  |  1974 (USA)
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Pastor Estus W. Pirkle preaches about hell, where all non-Christians will suffer eternal torment. He's also visited by two self-professed "Christians" who don't believe in hell.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Robbins ...
The Rich Man
Tim Ormond ...
The Wayward Christian
Robert G. Lee ...
Himself (as Dr R.G. Lee)
Jack Hyles ...
Himself (Guest Preacher) (as Dr Jack Hyles)
Bob Gray ...
Himself (Guest Preacher) (as Dr Bob Gray)
Terence Hendricks ...
Lazarus (as Clarence Hendricks)
Don Green ...
Moses
Carl Lackey ...
Vaughn Denton ...
Mike Fine ...
Earl Farley ...
Billy Kent ...
Narack
Buddy Mullinax ...
Maurice Banks ...
The Killer
Viola Walden
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Pastor Estus W. Pirkle preaches about hell, where all non-Christians will suffer eternal torment. He's also visited by two self-professed "Christians" who don't believe in hell.

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The Burning Hell is sampled in the Insane Clown Posse's song "Pass Me By" on their 1997 album The Great Milenko. See more »

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OK theology, dreadful cinematography
10 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Movies don't get much worse than this. Even though I agree somewhat with the point it means to make (there is a real hell, it is horrible, and those who don't trust in Jesus Christ will go there forever), I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone for any reason. It is inexcusably bad art. It made the rounds in conservative evangelical circles in the late 1970s doing little more than turning hard people into harder ones. Worse yet, two of the featured preachers, Hyles and Gray, were later discovered to have lived secret lives of sexual degeneracy. Both have now passed away and may well know all too well the truth of their words to which they themselves would not listen. If movies could go to hell, this one would spend eternity in its deepest pits.


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