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Hellstone (2016)

| Horror, Mystery, Thriller
One man stands between earth and the gates of hell. hunted by an evil cult who wants to summon darkness upon the face of earth, his only chance to defend mankind is sacrificing his blood to... See full summary »

Directors:

Andreas Luetzelschwab, Achim Lützelschwab (co-director)
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Michael Glantschnig ... Ben
Klemens Niklaus Trenkle ... Monk
Carolin Pfaeffli Carolin Pfaeffli ... Cultist
Ralf H. Dorweiler Ralf H. Dorweiler ... Hunter
Achim Lützelschwab Achim Lützelschwab ... Cultist
Iulia Kettner Iulia Kettner ... Cultist
Jürgen Sütterlin Jürgen Sütterlin ... Cultist
Hans Lützelschwab Hans Lützelschwab ... Father
Ines Klein Ines Klein ... Mother
Mario Kühfusz Mario Kühfusz ... Cerberus
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One man stands between earth and the gates of hell. hunted by an evil cult who wants to summon darkness upon the face of earth, his only chance to defend mankind is sacrificing his blood to an old artifact. A dark stone, broken out of the tortured dungeon walls of the underworld. Whoever lets the stone feed on his blood, will be transferred to the spheres of hell until the power of the given blood is consumed.

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Jeff's Review
20 April 2018 | by jeffh-06890See all my reviews

I need to preface with 2 points 1 - This is in German and has subtitles ( they were fine ) 2 - This is NOT a 9 star movie, but I'm giving it 9 stars anyway... I'll explain...

Premise is simple... Guy is chased by satanists in the woods. I honestly don't want to say anymore because I don't want to give spoilers...

There is not much dialogue... so it's hard to comment on the acting... some of it looked a bit rigid, but actually got a LOT better later in the movie.

I like the fact that the movie did NOT use junk CGI, and instead opted for traditional puppets / real fake blood / etc... Yeah, some of it was cheesy, but I liked it... Props to whoever handled the special effects...

That part out of the way...

Camera work was FANTASTIC! I haven't seen a low budget flick shot so well in ages... A little bit artsy at times, but not overly so... Great framework... perfect slow motion shots... really high caliber work there...

If that wasn't good enough... The audio was EVEN BETTER. The background music / soundtrack was PERFECT! The audio, in my opinion, is some of the best I've ever seen ( or heard ). It worked magically with what was happening on screen... The audio practically drives this movie... it intensifies the suspense and scares 10 times over... AWESOME AWESOME job on the audio / soundtrack...

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So... is it really a 9 star movie? uh, maybe not... but I am awarding MAD bonus points for some very pro work done on an obviously low budget flick... Parts of it even reminded me of Dead Alive ( one of Peter Jackson's early films and another favorite of mine... )

Two thumbs up from me. ( I'm going to recommend to a few friends as well )


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German

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Germany

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