Not every religion has a version of hell, but if they do, it’s generally not a nice place. It’s where the evil and unjust go to suffer, and the worse they are, the more elaborate their punishments can be. Here are 10 awful (but extremely creative) ways to spend the afterlife.
The year is 2047, the place is Neptune’s orbit, and the psychological mindfuck factor is off the charts, for the rescue crew aboard the Lewis & Clark. The film is Event Horizon, named for a long-lost space ship which has maybe been to HELL and back — and it’s one of the most underrated space-horror flicks ever.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.