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6 DEGREES OF HELL
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Joe Raffa

Starring:
Corey Feldman
Nicole Cinaglia
Joe Raffa
Jill Whelan
Brian Anthony Wilson

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Six individuals are caught up in a supernatural perfect storm, as an evil lays claim to one of them while threatening to tear apart the soul of a small Pennsylvania town.
Is it good movie?
The above synopsis is the most succinct way of describing what is otherwise a real mess of a movie. It's kind of about a girl who can have premonitions that show her the death of people. Also, it's kind of about two dudes who love that girl. Oh, and there's a haunted house where people get killed. And on top of that, Corey Feldman is a paranormal investigator. Things are just so slow to get going, and you just have no choice but to endure disjointed backstories and exposition that seems to just be thrown in there. I *think* the jist of it is that there are a number of haunted crime scene evidence pieces on display at the "hotel of horrors", and between that and the psychic girl, this causes real evil to appear? Really hard to tell. There's something or other about 6 levels (degrees) of the paranormal that need to be passed to make contact with hell.

Also, I hope you really, really love flashbacks because there are so many flashbacks and dream sequences that it's easy to lose track of that the hell is going on. And don't get too hung up on Corey Feldman because the guy is barely in the flick. Of course, he totally commands every scene he's in with his wacky e-cigarette and stupid blonde hair and a few one liners.

As for the rest of the cast, they're pretty brutal, which is what makes Feldman look good. It's hard to really get a good bearing on what's going on as the plot pieces are connected with a very thin line, but know that just about every horror cliche is included in this one- demons, otherworldly gateways and other such silliness.

That's not to say that there's nothing enjoyable at all, as the movie does try to weave a scary tale and jam the viewer with jolts and imagery, and there are definitely a few memorable scenes (one involving some lovin' and some killin' springs to mind). The whole haunted house aspect is kind of fun too when things really come to a head (the actors in the haunted hosue become real demons, y'see) and the characters have to deal with monstrous halloween beasts. Sure, it's a low-budget, kind of crappy looking movie, but the effects look decent as the film wears on. Oh, and if you're afraid of clowns, avoid this one.

This one is a mess!
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Last Call
When your best actor's Corey Feldman, your effects are bargain basement and you rely on several genre stereotypes with crappy effects, you should probably give up. This one's no good.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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