A Newcomer Tries to Escape a Cult in 'Hell is Empty' Official Trailer
by Alex Billington
February 2, 2022
"Now that you're saved, we can be sisters." 1091 Pictures has revealed an official trailer for an indie horror thriller about a cult titled Hell is Empty, made by filmmaker Joe Shaffer. This one is arriving on VOD in March. A self-styled messiah initiates a teenage runaway into his cult of sister-wives, upsetting the delicate balance of their community fixated on sin and salvation. As the family descends into violence, two of the women plot a daring escape. Hell is Empty stars Spencer Peppet, Nia Farrell, Travis Mitchell, Laura Resinger, Aya, Meredith Antoian, and Liam Ouweleen. There's way too many cult movies recently, but I guess it's part of the zeitgeist considering the crazy times we're living in with lots of people losing their minds. This seems like a direct-to-video remake of this cult horror The Other Lamb. Doesn't look that good.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Joe Shaffer's Hell is Empty, direct from YouTube:
A self-styled messiah initiates a lost soul into his cult of sister-wives on an Edenic island, which upsets the delicate balance of a utopian community fixated on sin and salvation. Mixing edge-of-your-seat suspense with arthouse flair, the horror-thriller follows two teenage runaways who become increasingly suspicious of the cult leader’s absolutist vision. Hell is Empty is directed by the American filmmaker Joe Shaffer, director of the film Calliope previously, as well as a few other shorts. The screenplay is written by Adam Desantes and Joe Shaffer. Produced by Adam Desantes. This first premiered at the 2021 Indy Film Festival last year. 1091 Pictures releases Hell is Empty direct-to-VOD starting March 1st, 2022 this year. Freaky?
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