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Hell House (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 March 2002 (USA)
Each Halloween, youth members of Trinity Church, Texas construct a 'Hell House'; a modern-day fire-and-brimstone sermon, presented in the form of a haunted house, seen by over 10,000 visitors each year.

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George Ratliff
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Credited cast:
Aria Adloo Aria Adloo ... Self
Ashley Adloo Ashley Adloo ... Self
Amy Allred Amy Allred ... Self
Gabriel Allred Gabriel Allred ... Self
Cherie Asbjornson Cherie Asbjornson ... Self
Brett Bedard Brett Bedard ... Self
Tim Ferguson Tim Ferguson ... Self
Ben Hennesy Ben Hennesy ... Self
Jim Hennesy Jim Hennesy ... Self - Trinity Church pastor
Kristen Hennesy Kristen Hennesy ... Self
Mark Hennesy Mark Hennesy ... Self
Rosanna Hennesy Rosanna Hennesy ... Self
Ryan Hennesy Ryan Hennesy ... Self
J.R. Hernandez J.R. Hernandez ... Self
Jennifer Hillman Jennifer Hillman ... Self
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A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors each year. We see the organization and planning of the event - including auditions, construction, scripting and rehearsals - largely through the involvement of one family: a single father with 4 children (one of whom suffers from cerebral palsy) including his daughter, a cast member. Written by scgary66

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This church wants to scare the Hell out of you.

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Interviewee: The world is the worst that it has ever been. It's an ugly, evil world and that's a scary thing, but at the same time, it's a good thing because that means that Jesus is close to coming, and he's about to come back for his bride.
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Heaven
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a frightening look at humanities ignorance..
26 December 2003 | by pie_ironsideSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this documentory. Although the principal characters had all the best intentions, they lacked any inteligence, thus, producing one of the funniest "fly on the wall" sagas I have seen. A teenage girl, programmed by her local church, sounds off about lesbians coming into the store, or diner where she works. The poor girl is reminiscent of a stepford daughter. How can she possibly make such an invalid, hateful remark when this child probably has never left her fold or been further than the church gates?. GROW UP!! Open your eyes. I chose to look upon the church folk with humour. Indeed, they strongly believe in their cause, but COME ON!!!! Youve got to be kidding. The zeal in which the kids, and the sweaty creepy father compete for places in the "horror" show, is in fact a Horror show in itself. I wonder if trying to conjure up so much hatred and fear is , or was Christs intention. I bet if he watched this movie He would indeed want to come and fetch his brides, (with a gun to His head perhaps). People prove to be scarey, and sweet ignorance takes hold of this grotesque flock. Laughable? yes, but then the reality that these people can manifest fear and loathing into a new batch of kids is HORRIFIC. Heavens forbid a gay child being raised in that community....... It may make you fat and sweaty, and wear skin hugging black lycra T shirts......YIKES!


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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,950, 20 October 2002

Gross USA:

$18,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,279
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