BEYOND HELL (2019) Reviews and overview


Beyond Hell is a 2019 Canadian supernatural horror film written and directed by Alan Murray (short: Exposed). The Dark Spirit Films production stars Gavin R. Downes, Kearsten Johansson, Sebastian Deery, Sean Rey and Chris Kapeleris.

After trying a new version of the drug Changa, Maryssa finds herself transported to a hellish dimension where the demon, Belial, latches on to her. Through Maryssa, Belial begins killing her friends one by one in horrific hallucinations…


“The budget meant that this never felt as action-packed and physical as it should have been, even the finale wasn’t the most kinetic of sequences, held back by plenty of talking. Beyond Hell doesn’t do anything to break the mould, the format of the story was predictable, and attempts to broaden the story, as seen with the prologue and epilogue, didn’t do enough to feel like they neatly fitted in with the main plot.” The Rotting Zombie

Beyond Hell ends up in Hell, which looks a lot like a quarry or ravine and maybe a small cave. We do see a couple of strange-looking demons, but that’s it. No legions of damned souls, lakes of fire or anything really […] This could have been a somewhat diverting film, but a lack of budget and a bland script do Beyond Hell in.” Voices from the Balcony

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Main cast and characters:

Gavin R. Downes … Belial
Kearsten Johansson … Maryssa – Paranormal Witness (TV series)
Sebastian Deery … Jake – Late Night Double Feature
Sean Rey … Seth
Chris Kapeleris … Tyson
Dominique Smith … Heather
Natalie Jane … Brook
Richard Collier … Detective Ryerson
Jonathan Robbins … Mr Haddock
Michael Wisniewski … Cult Leader
Shahrad Fredotti … The Orderly
Brandon Lederer … Shaman/Various Demons

Technical details:

89 minutes

Related: The Mythical Demons of Hell: Who’s Who in Satan’s Underworld – article

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