ASCENT TO HELL (2014) Overview


Ascent to Hell is a 2014 American horror feature film directed by Dena Hysell (The Tribe; The App) from a screenplay written by Golan Ramraz, based on Hysell and Isak Borg’s storyline.


New York, present day. Kate Carpenter specializes in selling artist lofts, but when a stranger insists she take the listing on an old factory, the commission is too much to pass up. Celebrity fashion designer Mary Brighton is creating a new clothing line and wants to take over the huge space immediately.

As Kate shows Mary and her team the building, everything seems to be going well, until they get to the eighth floor. The frightening sight of an early 1900’s fire that killed over 200 women haunts them; this floor has trapped the dead spirits of the factory workers.

One by one, Mary’s team tries to leave the building and finds the ghosts won’t let them. Kate begins to wonder if she may be the key to the whole encounter…


“The film does a great job of taking you on a tour of a creepy factory and offering up a couple of decent haunts with a great lead actress, but ultimately the ending felt disjointed and a little silly.” Amino Horror


The film is available on Blu-ray, DVD and all digital platforms on March 14, 2017.

Main cast:

Azura Skye, Cayleb Long, Bill Sage, Taylor Black, John Hennigan, William Ryall, Slate Holmgren, Jonathan C. Kaplan, Richard H. Blake, Nicole Vogt-Lowell, and Kevin Hoffman.

Filming locations:

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Fun Facts:

The film’s working title was The Factory.