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      Gehenna: Where Death Lives

      Released May 4, 2018 1 hr. 45 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      50% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 38% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A company's representatives visit Saipan to search for locations for their company's newest resort. As they find what they think is the perfect spot, they discover a hidden bunker and decide to explore it. They soon find out that curiosity can kill. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I actually loved this movie & thought it was extremely good with a plot that was fantastic. This was a really good horror movie I want to watch with my man! I haven't seen it in a while so I forgot most of the story but remember it was good! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Overall, the movie is good. The ending is very scary because of the curse. Decent horror movie for horror fan. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Peepees acting skills destroyed this movie. Could have been better. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a low-budget horror. But the budget isn't a prerequisite to good/bad films. There are plenty of low-budget films that are amazing. This isn't one of the good ones. I'll do my best to review without spoilers. Had to check Reddit to understand the underlying tale behind this movie. To my surprise, this film was based on a real Chamorro legend. The source material is a solid concept for a movie. Yet, this film falls flat on delivery. To begin, the characters are flat and two-dimensional. Their acting is terrible and the bad/good character arcs are obvious from the beginning. No one is interesting at all. The setting was somewhat cool. Bunkers are scary. Urban legends are scary. Yet, there were some weird plot devices that didn't need to be used at all (time travel, in MY horror movie?). Some parts of the plot felt forced at best. The worst sin being the one guy that "gets it" and explains to the audience what the legend is. And why is everyone's "biggest regret" somehow connected to death? Can't someone regret disappointing their parent or not reaching their goals like the rest of us? It's like the director read about the legend but half-assed the rest. Shame. This film could have been so much better. 1.5/5. 1 star for cool source material. Half a star for the potential. Minus the rest for...well, the rest. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member This middle-half of the movie is a snooze-fest, the actress's acting is awful in the beginning, and the ending is a failed "twist." This film did an intriguing plot 0 justice. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member really interesting concepts. the audio was pretty shotty. the acting is not the best but the plot keeps it interesting. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Noel Murray Los Angeles Times The tedious, derivative supernatural thriller "Gehenna: Where Death Lives" gets off to such a strong start that it takes a while to grasp just how dire the movie actually is. May 3, 2018 Full Review Dennis Harvey Variety It's not a total wash, but the eventually dreary mix of vague religious morality and rather ponderous horror suggests Katagiri should pay more attention to script development next time out. Apr 30, 2018 Full Review Anton Bitel Projected Figures we enter a system of looping historical paradoxes reminiscent of The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013) - and the film's postcolonial subtext, buried deep underground, comes to the surface. Apr 11, 2020 Full Review Josh Goller Spectrum Culture Katagiri's special effects work remains on point, and he's cooked up the bare bones of fun little horror flick, but unfortunately Gehenna can't quite bring it to life. Rated: 2/5 Jul 20, 2019 Full Review Chauncey K. Robinson People's World The audience will, whether looking for something deeper or not, most likely be satisfied in some capacity with what they get. Oct 11, 2018 Full Review Deirdre Crimmins Daily Grindhouse There are excellent ideas, effects, performances, and scares, but also an accumulation of clichés and unnecessary details that prevent it from being a great film. With that said, it is worth watching. Aug 21, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A company's representatives visit Saipan to search for locations for their company's newest resort. As they find what they think is the perfect spot, they discover a hidden bunker and decide to explore it. They soon find out that curiosity can kill.
      Director
      Hiroshi Katagiri
      Executive Producer
      Albert Avramovic, Kee Saik Meng, Darren Collinson, Andrei Dunca, Helena Ellison
      Screenwriter
      Hiroshi Katagiri, Nathan Long, Brad Palmer
      Distributor
      Uncork'd Entertainment
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 4, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 4, 2018
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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