Here Comes Hell (2019)
March 12, 2022 2:29 PM - Subscribe

The Old Dark House meets The Evil Dead in this black-and-white pastiche of 1930s mystery thrillers, in which a sophisticated soirée at an isolated country mansion descends into carnage, gore, and demonic possession.

Currently streaming in the US on Shudder, Hoopla, and Tubi.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Imagine the most classic, by-the-numbers 30's ghost/haunted house movie, even to the point of being shot in 4:3 B&W... Only the seance essentially unleashes something more like The Evil Dead, with the ensuing carnage. It's not a great movie but it's a cheeky one and the director made it with no money as a 23 year-old.

The funniest proof of how low budget it is is that the actors have to go on like it's a mansion that needs work and not a horrible ruin, even though you can literally see their breath when they talk.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:55 PM on March 12, 2022

This is a fascinating idea, I love the idea of an old horror movie being overtaken by a more modern kind of horror, but I just checked out the trailer and the acting seemed pretty bad. Like, the acting could be stilted in old movies, but this seemed stilted in this weird way of actors who maybe aren't too great trying to imitate the stilted acting in old movies, resulting in a feedback loop of stiltedness. Does the acting work better in context?
posted by Ursula Hitler at 4:02 PM on March 12, 2022

It requires a fair bit of microbudget forgiveness on the acting.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:30 PM on March 12, 2022 [4 favorites]

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