It was once the source of life, light and warmth but now the sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzlingly bright. Marie, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains. Rumour has it that water can still be found there but it is a hazardous trip into the unknown. Despite their struggle to overcome the odds, they are lured into an ambush and then the real battle for survival begins. … More
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Decent German post-apocalyptic thriller that set in a world where temperatures have risen and even middle Europe has dried out. As a small group of survivors try to make their way to the supposedly wetter mountains they have to deal with hostile locals. The atmosphere, cinematography and acting is great, but the really convincing first half doesn't entirely go anywhere. There are moments of real tension and even horror, but once it ends you feel they could have done even more with the premise. Still, worth checking out.More
An interesting concept with a successful first half that sadly falls back on staples of too many horror films; escapes from captors, chases in woods, and rites-of-passage. The film remains visually interesting and is well enough acted to make it worth a watch.More
Hell is a story about a post apocalyptic world, where the sun has became the worst enemy of mankind, making earth uninhabitable with it's intense flare. Survivors attempt to find a rumored place where there is water, but before they can reach it, real survival has just began. The film was interesting, it had an inventive premise, the first half of the film looked extremely realistic, not just with the atmosphere and set, but with the human interactions. But then it soon fell into the pitfall of cliche horror film, much like frontiers.More
What starts out as a very interesting, with a great pacing post-apocalyptic thriller à lá The Road quickly shifts gear by the 45min mark onto just straight thriller/horror which is it's biggest setback because the movie stalls and turns into just another "let's escape these evil-doers" kind of movie.
The character interactions were great at first and felt realistic enough for the situations at hand. The acting was overall pretty good and the cinematography and directing was top notch with such a small budget but such a shame it shifted gears towards the end.
Borrows a bit too much from The Road but lacks the intimacy and amazingly grim mood the aformentioned created.
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