Uncover The Trailer For ‘Gehenna: Where Death Lives’ From SFX Master Hiroshi Katagiri

October 17, 2016

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com



Discover the new trailer for the highly-anticipated horror film ‘Gehenna: Where Death Lives’, from special effects and makeup master Hiroshi Katagiri. The film has just been acquired by High Octane Films.





Hiroshi Katagiri is known for his work on films such as ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘R.I.P.D.’ ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Pirates of the Caribean: On Stranger Tides’, ‘Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem’, ‘The Cave’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Blade: Trinity’. Katagiri produced, directed and co-wrote ‘Gehenna: Where Death Lives’, which stars Doug Jones, Lance Henriksen, Patrick Gorman, Simon Phillips, Katherine Wallace, and Eva Swan.



From the Press Release:

Burbank, CA :  Highly-anticipated creature-feature Gehenna: Where Death Lives, directed, produced, and co-written by makeup and special effects master Hiroshi Katagiri, has been acquired by High Octane Pictures.

High Octane Pictures is a newly-minted shingle, founded by industry vet and CAA Alum Galen Christy. It has acquired the international sales rights for the film, which boasts high-end sets and spectacular effects work from director Hiroshi Katagiri himself, and his friends from the industry. Katagiri’s storied career includes working at Stan Winston Studios and also working with Steven Spielberg on Jurassic Park, A.I and War of the Worlds. Other credits include Pacific Rim, The Hunger Games, and Aliens vs Predator: Requiem. Gehenna marks his debut as a feature film director.

Encompassing horror, suspense and a twist that will blow your mind, Gehenna fixes on five people who enter a hidden bunker from WW2, and realize it’s way more than a bunker. Some fates are MUCH worse than death.

The ensemble cast includes Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak), Genre icon Lance Henriksen (TV’sMillennium, Aliens), Eva Swan, Simon Phillips, and Justin Gordon.

Spectral Motion, known for award-winning work on such films as Hellboy and Looper, did the makeup effects on the creature played by Jones.

Gehenna has been accepted at festivals that include Shriekfest and  with the support of High Octane Pictures, will have a major presence at this year’s American Film Market.




In the film a group visits Saipan to search for locations for their company’s newest resort. As they find what they think is a perfect spot, they discover an old, hidden bunker on the property which they decide to explore. They soon find out that curiosity can kill, As each member faces their most private secrets and the secrets of the bunker itself.

‘Gehenna: Where Death Lives’ is going to be one film you don’t want to miss. As soon as the release date is announced, we will let you know, in the meantime check out the film’s first trailer.


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