The Lazarus Effect Could Make Mad Science Scary Again

Mad scientists have existed since the beginning of cinema, and The Lazarus Effect has zero problem borrowing from earlier films. It also snatches crumbs from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity, among others. But! It's got an unusually good cast, fast pacing, and some decent frights. » 2/27/15 9:00am 2/27/15 9:00am

What Makes Even The Devil Hate Hell? The Bureaucracy

The Devil just wants to buy a few souls and call it a day, but he's constantly wrapped up in red tape. At least in this short film, he can slip away for a massage—but can he relax even there? » 8/28/14 2:35pm 8/28/14 2:35pm

Chris Carter Wants To Make 99 Episodes of New Hell Series The After

X-Files creator Chris Carter is back with the strange, post-apocalyptic Amazon series The After. Inspired (loosely) by Dante's Divine Comedy, Carter boasted that he would like to make 99 episodes, similar to the 99 cantos in the book. Thankfully Amazon has only given him the cash to make eight. » 7/14/14 7:30am 7/14/14 7:30am

Listen to the Butt Song from Hell written on a 500-year-old painting

One section of Hieronymus Bosch's massive triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights depicts a hellish chorus singing a song painted on the buttocks of a sinner. Now a musician has transcribed it into modern notation for our asinine listening pleasure. » 2/14/14 10:40am 2/14/14 10:40am

Two souls form a strange friendship on an island in a river to Hell

Like so many other souls living in the world of the webcomic Judecca (NSFW), Sharky lives a shabby life, spending his days in Sisyphean labor and his evenings with too little warmth and too little food in the company of his rabbit roommate, while his own body becomes more like a shark's. But when a mysterious mute… » 12/14/13 8:30am 12/14/13 8:30am

13 Places on Earth People Believed Were Entrances to Hell

While in some belief systems, the afterlife can only be accessed by spiritual means, in others, the underworld could be accessed directly from the Earth. Here are 13 real spots that people have thought (and in a few cases, still do) lead straight to the lands of the dead. » 10/06/13 7:00am 10/06/13 7:00am

First English Trailer and Clips from Roland Emmerich's Post-Apocalyptic

Roland Emmerich may have stopped directing apocalyptic films after 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, but he's still interested in the apocalypse. At least, Emmerich has produced a new film, Hell. We brought you a German-language trailer back in August, but here are two clips, plus an actual English-language trailer. » 6/27/12 5:05pm 6/27/12 5:05pm

Belief in an angry God is the strongest predictor of a country's crime…

When it comes to predicting a country's crime rate, sociologists typically look at such factors as income inequality and GDP. But new research suggests that a better place to look might be inside the religious beliefs of the population — or more accurately, their belief in Hell and the prospect of eternal damnation. » 6/20/12 10:40am 6/20/12 10:40am

Spend a lovely day with the kids at Thailand's Hell torture theme park

90 minutes outside of Bangkok sits the Wang Saen Suk Hell Park, one of several "hell gardens" that can be found throughout Thailand. At this tourist destination, you can pack a picnic and ramble around the charming sculpture garden, which depicts sinners being eviscerated wholesale in the Buddhist underworld. » 6/05/12 9:50am 6/05/12 9:50am

The Nine Circles Of Hell, As Depicted In LEGO

Here's a series of play sets that won't be debuting in the toy aisle anytime soon. Sculptor Mihai Mihu has built this fantastic and creepy nine-part collection of LEGO dioramas based on Dante Alighieri's Inferno. Witness the Divine Comedy depicted in tiny plastic bricks, from the River Styx to the frozen head of Satan. » 5/12/12 12:10pm 5/12/12 12:10pm

A Hobbit Guest Star Confirmed. Plus Who Won't Return in Iron Man 3 and …

Robert Downey Jr. explains how The Avengers fits in thematically with the Iron Man solo films... and drops some Sherlock Holmes 3 hints. Chris Pine tells us what to expect from Star Trek 2, and hints he might star in a most unlikely genre film. There are huge hints for Iron Man 3 and The Hobbit. Will both realities… » 4/26/12 6:00am 4/26/12 6:00am

Your very first look at Hellboy's trip to Hell

Hellboy's been in a rough patch lately. It was only in last year's miniseries The Fury that one of Big Red's supernatural nemeses tore out his heart and killed him. Now that Hellboy's dead, his final destination should be pretty obvious. » 3/27/12 12:15pm 3/27/12 12:15pm

If you're going to hell, pray you don't get sent to the Chinese version

We're big fans of Hieronymus Bosch-style artwork showing the Christian Hell in all its glory — but Bosch pales in comparison to this art collection of (what we're assuming) is Chinese Hell. There's one form of punishment that's just needle rain and another that's some sort of a bee and scorpion tornado. » 11/08/11 1:40pm 11/08/11 1:40pm

Weirdly prescient 1987 sitcom predicted the death of Muammar Gaddafi

There was no shortage of crappy, short-lived genre shows in the 1980s, but only one of them accidentally predicted the death year of a newly deceased Libyan strongman. » 10/22/11 7:30am 10/22/11 7:30am

This is what Walt Disney's version of Hell looked like

Ever wondered where Gaston and Ursula the Sea Witch went after they died? Why, they almost certainly went to Walt Disney's cartoon Hell, as depicted in the 1929 Silly Symphonies short "Hell's Bells." » 8/28/11 12:30pm 8/28/11 12:30pm

In “The Abaddon,” meet the literal roommates from Hell in the apartment…

Every apartment has its quirks, but the spacious dig of webcomic The Abaddon would send even the most desperate urban dweller screaming for the suburbs. Plus, the roommates want to kill each other but can't make the killing stick. » 4/16/11 9:00am 4/16/11 9:00am

See Jane Lynch's possessed beaver!

Jane Lynch is getting animated in a guest spot on TBS' new Neighbors From Hell cartoon show, whose name speaks for itself. Check out her secret weapon. » 6/22/10 10:00am 6/22/10 10:00am

There's A Special Place In Hell For Kurt Vonnegut, In Larry Niven And…

Kurt Vonnegut was still alive when Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle consigned him to the sixth circle of Hell, in their 1976 novel Dante-inspired novel Inferno, which just had a follow-up, Escape From Hell. » 3/23/10 1:59pm 3/23/10 1:59pm

Hell is Other Teddy Bears

Luke Chueh is best known for his bizarre and often bloody paintings of otherwise adorable bears and bunny rabbits. In his latest series, he reinterprets Dante's Inferno, casting his cute critters as the eternally damned. » 9/15/09 11:40am 9/15/09 11:40am