As Halloween approaches, numerous churches will plan harvest festivals, Reformation Day celebrations and movie nights featuring Christian movies that deal with the theme of God's judgment.
Ron Ormond may have started this very small genre of movies. Ormond was a B-movie producer in the 1950s and 60s. After becoming a Christian, Ormond produced The Burning Hell in 1974 featuring evangelist Estus Pirkle in an attempt to show people what hell will be like.
Other films about hell followed.
In 2000 Ken Garrison released M10.28, a film based on the Bible verse Matthew 10.28 which states, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell."
The movie cast was filled with teenagers from Garrison's church in Ohio and the movie includes a long sequence depicting hell.
Director Dave Christiano shot the short film Late One Night to provoke discussion among Christians and nonchristians. Although the film doesn't feature any scenes depicting hell, the dialogue is thought-provoking as the lead character is forced to contemplate where he will spend eternity. Trailer
Escape From Hell is probably the best known of the more recent films dealing with hell. The movie is about a doctor that is curious about the after life and wants to see what is on the other side of death. Trailer