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They Found Hell (2015)

A group of college students are trapped in hell after a teleportation experiment goes awry, and the inhabitants are determined to devour their souls.


Nick Lyon




Cast overview:
Chris Schellenger ... Peter
Katy Reece ... Trish
Austin Scott ... Giles
Kabby Borders ... Ava
Mirela Burke Mirela Burke ... Lucia
Max Rinehart Max Rinehart ... Slade
Hunter Canedy Hunter Canedy ... Ward
Laurie Kynaston ... Evan
James Sobol Kelly ... Dr. Maro
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Charon (as Georgi Zlatarev)
Ivan Kostadinov Ivan Kostadinov ... The Collector
Nadya Poliakova Nadya Poliakova ... Old Nurse
Goran Gunchev Goran Gunchev ... Cadaever Demon (as Goran Ganchev)
Anatoli Nikolov Netchev Anatoli Nikolov Netchev ... Russian Worker
Bozhidar Baltov Bozhidar Baltov ... Man Attacked by Dog


When a group of gifted college students run a secret teeleportation experiment, they accidentally open a portal to another dimension, trapping them in hell. One by one they are hunted, tortured and killed by the denizens of hell who are bent on stealing their souls. Written by J C

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They thought they opened a portal to somewhere cool


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The Latin phrase inscribed above the ominous iron gates "omens relinquite spes, o vos intrantes" is actually a misspelled quote from Dante's 'The Divine Comedy'. It should read " *omnes* relinquite spes, o vos intrantes". Which roughly translates as "All hope abandon, ye who enter here" See more »


Dr. Maro: The password for the project, what was it?
Evan: Tesla.
Dr. Maro: Figures.
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Solemn tone, hellish sets and effective no-name cast, but too one-dimensional
11 July 2017 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

Released to TV for Halloween, 2015, and directed by Nick Lyon, the unimaginatively titled "They Found Hell" concerns several American college students who inadvertently open up a portal to the underworld and find themselves trapped in the damnable dimension, desperately trying to find a way out.

This TV-horror flick has several things in its favor, such as a grave ambiance, well-done infernal sets and a decent cast of no-names who take the material seriously, including three quality females (Mirela Burke, Katy Reece & Kabby Borders). Unfortunately, the hottest one buys the farm prematurely, which I predicted in the first few minutes.

Another problem is that the movie is decidedly one-note from beginning to end. In the first 10 minutes the youths are thrust into the netherworld and the entire story consists of them seeking escape. Thankfully, there are a few creative elements, like Charon and the River Styx, but that doesn't make up for the one-dimensional nature of the proceedings.

Instead of establishing the characters and building suspense, the movie opts for horror right out of the gate, which continues to the climax. This is reminiscent of 2005's "Death Tunnel," but that pic worked (at least in my opinion) because it combined the one-note approach with mesmerizing visual style and kinetic editing work (which, to be fair, some people found needlessly confusing). "They Found Hell" is pedestrian by comparison.

There are also similarities to 2008's "Flu Bird Horror," but it lacks that movie's compelling story and fascinating subtext (I'm not kidding, see my review for details). Still, there's enough good here to give it a watch if you can handle Grade B horror flicks. Best of all, it has Mirela Burke for about 35 minutes and you can't beat what the costuming department dreamed up for her.

The film runs 87 minutes and was shot in Sofia, Bulgaria. The screenplay was written by Neil Elman & Nicole Jones-Dion.


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Release Date:

17 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sofia, Bulgaria

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1.78 : 1
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