Hell’s Half Acre (2023) Movie Review


Hell’s Half Acre – Movie Review

Director: John Patrick Tomasek

Writer: John Patrick Tomasek (Screenplay)


Plot: Wannabe YouTube Urban Explorers in an abandoned prison quickly realize they are not alone and have to find their way out as they fight for their lives against demonic inmates.

Runtime: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Hell’s Half Acre starts when a group of Urban Explorers, Marcus (Nehr), Jessie (Beveridge), Jose (Vega Jr), Dan (Fuller) and Cassie (Buhs) look to film their next show. They are trying to become bigger stars on YouTube and look to explore an abandoned prison.

As the explorers search for the prison, they start seeing spirits in the shadows. It doesn’t take long before they start getting picked off by the demon spirits still haunting the prison. They must figure out how to escape before they all become victims of the evil in the walls.

Verdict on Hell’s Half Acre

Hell’s Half Acre is a horror thriller following a group of YouTuber Urban Explorers searching an abandoned prison. They know the disturbing past surrounding the building and decide to see if the stories are real. This leads to them needing to fight to survive against evil demons living inside the walls.

The movie gets to dive into the popular idea that people are seeking fame in haunted locations. This time we get a prison with a dark past, we have seen this location used before. However, this movie does give us some strong scares and gives our characters different motivations to go through with it. In the end, this does play out how you would imagine, for the most part, it delivers good scares throughout.

Final Thoughts Hell’s Half Acre is filled with strong scares for a tried and tested formula.

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