The Burning Hell by Estus Pirkle

From Wikipedia:

The Burning Hell is a 1974 film created by the evangelist Estus Pirkle. This film is Pirkle’s interpretation of what the Bible has to say about hell. It is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The screenplay is by Ron Ormond.

We have GOT to screen this for the Cynical-C Filmfest.

(Thanks PVC!)

Comments

10 Comments so far. Leave a comment below.
  1. fred,

    The first video suggests that hell is only for Caucasians, but that there they can go about in blackface.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. koulis,

    I love the 7th seal reference in there… From metaphoric to moronic in several minutes.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Freddie Prinze and James Caan…. NOOOOO!!!!!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Erich Schrempp,

    “Estus Pirkle”? really? No wonder he’s bitter, going though life with a name like that. Grade school must have been….um…hell.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • pvc,

      Having gone to school with Crumps and Baggotts, I can assure you that Mr. Pirkle’s name is within the normal range of deep South names.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Ninabi,

    The film makes it very clear

    unsaved = unshaved

    Men with facial hair- I’ll wave to you from my flaming chair.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Ninabi,

    This film is begging for MST3K treatment….

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  7. TroyFL,

    Part 1 looks like somebody spilled the fondue pot at the halloween party.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Ben,

    Being a fan of 70′s film kitsch, I had to watch it all. Here are three highlights:

    1.) Motorcycle decapitation!!!!
    2.) A 1st century biblical sing-along . . .with an autoharp. . .
    3.) Hell tormenting you with, among other things, “continual itchiness”

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0


Creative Commons License