‘Deck the halls with death!’
Hell on the Shelf is a 2022 American supernatural horror film involving paranormal investigators and an antique Christmas elf doll.
Directed by Anthony Polonia and editor Mark Polonia from a screenplay written by Aaron Drake. Produced by Ron Bonk.
The Polonia Brothers Entertainment production stars Titus Himmelberger, Dave Fife, Mark Polonia himself, Christopher Beacom, Adrienne Fife, Natalie Himmelberger and Ethan Maldona.
An antique Christmas elf doll holds the key to decades of pent-up evil and anger from beyond the grave. Three paranormal investigators are hired by a desperate real estate agent to cleanse a house or find the reason why no tenant stays very long in the ominous structure. Over the course of three nights, the team discovers more about the supernatural happenings than they care to uncover…
” …while there’s not a tremendous amount of action or intrigue or horror, it’s still one of the more straightforward stories I’ve seen from Polonia Brothers Entertainment. And it works… just don’t expect much beyond three guys interrogating an inanimate object perched on a shelf.” 2.5 out of 5, Chris Letterboxd
” …feels like Mark Polonia pitched to a couple of buddies of his to do a quick two-day shoot on a movie his son conceived. With that perception in mind, I guess Hell on the Shelf is adequate enough to be considered a film. Just not a very good one. Too much slack-jawed squabbling dialogue for my tastes with the exposition dump full.” 1.5 out of 5, Dope @ss Ghost
“Mark, Titus Himmelberger, and Dave Fife in Mark’s house for a few days trying to make contact with the ghost of a little boy that may or may not be trapped in an elf doll. That’s pretty much it. Sounds fascinating, right? It is, I swear.” James Letterboxd
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Hell on the Shelf is being distributed by SRS Cinema and premiered online on the Kings of Horror YouTube channel in 2022.
1 hour 15 minutes