THE HEART OF HELL 1-2 (2017)

Directed by: Elad Yelrihs
Written by: Elad Yelrihs
Stars: Elad Yelrihs, Tiffany Shirley, Dakota Ownby, Dustin Shirley, Bobby Wiltshire

Year: 2017
Genrer: Horror, Short
Run time: 20min | 35min
My rating: 3 out of 5

U.S. zero budget film enthusiast Elad Yelrih's puts together a couple of impressive short films dealing with the occult. From the opening of part 1 we see that Yelrih's is a trucker in real life and since he is on the road a lot with his job he incorporates footage from this into The Heart Of Hell. With his heart firmly planted in the underground horror scene and collecting movies Yelrih expresses his passion in The Heart Of Hell and manages to pull off some entertaining results.

Its cool that everyday underground horror fans are out there making their own movies because usually fans are the people who follow their passion and with time and experience get better at making their features. In this case Yelrih makes the most of his budget but actually displays some great editing chops, nice bits with musical interludes and even pulls off some low budget computer effects.

The story in The Heart Of Hell has Yelrih playing himself as a trucker who gets his hands on some occult artifacts in which causes him to have nightmarish visions and turns him to the darker side of life with murder and drug use. I enjoy the sequences that are marked in the lower corner saying if its a nightmare or if he is dreaming during the film, I thought this was a nice touch.

My hipster trucker hat goes off to Yelrih for putting together these great shorts and also providing us with a look into his trucking life which is also equally cool and interesting. Part 2 of The Heart Of Hell ends with a to be continued so you know we'll be getting another installment in the series. The Heart Of Hell is proof of love and passion for underground movies and visual evidence of the drive and possibility of making your own movies.


Part 1 -
3 out of 5

Part 2 -
3 out of 5


Produced by: Elad Yelrihs
Cinematography by: Elad Yelrihs, Bobby Wiltshire, Dakota Ownby
Editing by: Elad Yelrihs
Special Effects by: Elad Yelrihs
Music by: Elad Yelrihs
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color

Distributor: Eternal Damnation