6 DEGREES OF HELL
Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
Brian Anthony Wilson
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!
Video / Audio
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.