South of Hell: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
South of Hell

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Critic Ratings: 5


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User Ratings: 10
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Air date: Nov 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 27, 2015
Air date: Nov 28, 2015
Air date: Nov 27, 2015

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Season 1 of this horror series follows the life of demon hunter Maria Abascal (Mena Suvari) in South Carolina, who is possessed by an evil spirit named Abigail.


Mena Suvari
as Maria Abascal/Abigail
Bill Irwin
as Enos Abascal
Drew Moerlein
as Dusty
Lamman Rucker
as Rev. Elijah Bledsoe
Lydia Hearst
as Charlotte Roberts
Slate Holmgren
as Sweetmouth
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Critic Reviews for South of Hell Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

South of the Hell should give horror junkies enough of a tickle to stave off withdrawal. But it lacks substance. It's an intermezzo, not a full course.

Nov 30, 2015 | Full Review…

South of Hell should elicit more derisive hoots of laughter than shrieks of terror - that is to say, you'll snort a handful at times at the stupidity of the writing, but it's near guaranteed you'll jump not once.

Oct 11, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The only truly scary thing about South of Hell is the possibility that someone might waste seven hours watching it Friday night into Saturday morning.

Nov 30, 2015 | Full Review…

After one episode, South Of Hell already feels like an everlasting slog.

Nov 30, 2015 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

It isn't scary. It looks comically cheap at times. The performances range from inconsistent to fairly awful. And unless the Emmys open up a category for Outstanding Use of Multi-Colored Contact Lenses, it's unlikely to get any real respect.

Nov 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for South of Hell: Season 1

  • Sep 04, 2017
    Some clumsy action scenes and even worse eye effects. The feel of it is just wrong. The first episode was directed by Eli Roth. Really? Are there two Eli Roths out there? I am beginning to prefer there were none. Let us continue the name and blame: Mena Suvari - come on down! The actors in Grimm, The Leftovers, the somewhat similar Outcast - they convey belief in the supernatural world they live in. Suvari does not. The shows mentioned can sometimes be a little dour, and South of Hell certainly got that right. Already warned, I jumped ship after two episodes. Felt like twenty.
  • Jan 27, 2016
    With an insanely prolific producer (Jason Blum – Ouija, Sinister, The Purge), a tried and tested genre director (Eli Roth – Hemlock Grove, Cabin Fever) and a recognizable leading lady (Mena Suvari – American Pie), South of Hell evidently attracted a good deal of talent. South of Hell is infuriatingly good at is dishing out the back story. Matt Lambert has somehow succeeded in weaving the exposition so deeply into the narrative that it’s barely noticeable. But then again, their past is so embedded in the plot that it would be hard to stilt the forward momentum when the story is driven by the characters combined pasts. One thing is easily predictable about this show; the past is coming back to bite them. South of Hell essentially stands testament to the effect our actions can have in the future. The premise alone should be enough to carry this show. The tone and style screams a Southern charm that has been missing from our screens since True Blood took its last bow in 2014. Yet something just doesn’t click. [CONT'D]

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