Film Review: FLESH FOR THE INFERNO (2015)

Film Review: FLESH FOR THE INFERNO (2015)

Mar 17, 2016


Directed by Richard Griffin and released by Scorpio Films, Flesh for the Inferno is an indie film bloodbath. This is one of those films that I think about when I look back at ones I consider so bad they’re good. I often think about films like The Mutilator and wonder how a critic could have given it a legitimate review due to resources and budget. In turn, I think about which films are being made today that people will look back on as collector’s items. No one was looking for The Video Dead in 1995; but, Scream Factory just gave it a Blu-ray release due to the cult film collector’s obsession with cheesy gory sleaze. So is Flesh for the Inferno a film that my son will be scanning pawn shop shelves for in 20 years?

On the surface, this film is nothing more than a cheaply made satanic film with your run-of-the-mill trio of demonic seductresses. Okay, that’s all it is below the surface too. The picture above really says it all. That does not mean, however, that this is a film to ignore. It is what it is and it’s pretty good for what it is. It has lots of blood and gore. It has a decent amount of disturbing imagery and sexual innuendo. It also has a nice awareness of itself. It is a film that makes fun of itself at times, reminding us that we’re in this to have a good time.

Sure I had problems at times with the acting. It is expected that acting and production value will be lacking at times with these types of films. There were also times where more practical effects could have been brought in to save the day for the gore fan. As I sit here and think my way through this genre, I can’t help but think about the fact that this is better than most. This film will appeal to fans of numerous cult films from the past. Since I am one of those fans, it may be the reason that I am so positive about this film. Who knows, it could be the next Spookies.