Cult classic Event Horizon is a suitable choice for any Hell-themed film festival.

Satan is an especially hot theme in entertainment lately, so it’s only natural that stories set in Hell—with or without Lucifer’s involvement—would also be experiencing a boom. Just today, two new projects were announced that play directly into this trend: My Descent Into Death and Hell Bent.

My Descent Into Death is a planned adaptation of My Descent Into Death: A Second Chance at Life, a memoir written by Howard Storm that subverts the typical glowing-white-light near-death experience narrative, since he claims to have visited Hell while clinging to life during emergency surgery. So instead of a feel-good movie, it’s being angled as a supernatural thriller, with writer-director Jinder Ho (who co-write The Martian VR Experience with Drew Goddard) tapped to bring it to the screen.

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Even more exciting is Hell Bent, which Deadline describes as “The Dirty Dozen goes to Hell” based on this premise:

A group of mercenaries imprisoned in a Brazilian jail are murdered and led into the depths of hell by a priest who wishes to use their skills to kill Satan before he brings hell to Earth.

Well, that sounds awesome.

The film is being touted as a possible franchise, but will be kept relatively low-budget and aim to cast up-and-comers rather than established stars. Corin Hardy, himself an up-and-comer based on his horror film The Hallow, has been hired to direct, thanks to a schedule that freed up after he left the long-delayed Crow remake (though Deadline notes he may still return to the project) back in March.

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