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The Burning Hell (1974)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | 1974 (USA)
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.

Director:

Ron Ormond

Writers:

Ron Ormond (screenplay), Estus W. Pirkle (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Robbins Jimmy Robbins ... The Rich Man
Tim Ormond Tim Ormond ... The Wayward Christian
Robert G. Lee Robert G. Lee ... Himself (as Dr R.G. Lee)
Jack Hyles Jack Hyles ... Himself (Guest Preacher) (as Dr Jack Hyles)
Bob Gray Bob Gray ... Himself (Guest Preacher) (as Dr Bob Gray)
Terence Hendricks Terence Hendricks ... Lazarus (as Clarence Hendricks)
Don Green Don Green ... Moses
Carl Lackey Carl Lackey ... Abraham
Vaughn Denton Vaughn Denton ... Korah
Mike Fine Mike Fine ... Nathanael
Earl Farley Earl Farley ... Phillip
Billy Kent Billy Kent ... Narack
Buddy Mullinax Buddy Mullinax ... King of Babylon
Maurice Banks Maurice Banks ... The Killer
Viola Walden 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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20,000 degrees fahrenheit and not a drop of water


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El infierno ardiente See more »

Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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This film was mainly shown in churches and religious schools using 16mm prints. During the initial distribution period, the areas where the film was booked would be saturated with advertising. Word-of-mouth usually limited the engagements to no more than one or two showings. See more »

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Beyond bad!
12 July 2018 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Ron Ormond's "The Burning Hell" may be one of the strangest films ever seen by the general public. It was never intended for public exhibition but was made by a group of evangelicals for Church members, disappeared and was then rediscovered by Nicolas Winding Refn who remastered the original print. It has a home-movie feel to it and, of course, it's terrible and appallingly 'acted' by its amateur cast, (it's mostly just a load of preachers preaching to us), and yet exploitation director Ormond keeps us watching, perhaps in slack-jawed awe and disbelief at what we're actually seeing, (the scenes in Hell are straight out of the worst Grade-Z horror film). This is trash, more likely aimed at sinners than saints and the best thing about it is that it only lasts an hour.


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