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South of Hell

"South of Hell" review by Suzanne 12/1/15
Aired 11/27 o WETV; and On Demand, iTunes, et al.

This is a low-budget horror movie in 8 parts.  I enjoyed it. I can't stand shows like "American Horror Story" or "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" because they're too gory and gross for me.  This one is more creepy and scary, like an older movie.  Sure, it's not going to be fantastic writing, and some of the dialogue is corny, but otherwise, it's pretty good TV fare.

WETV aired the first 7 episodes on November 27. You can watch all on iTunes, VOD, Google Play et al.  Clearly, WETV either didn't think the show was that great, or they couldn't afford to order more episodes....? Who knows, but I think it's worth watching. I'm not saying it's the best show in the world, but it's not bad. I would have loved to have watched it on Halloween, for instance.

It has some good actors, like star Mena Suvari, and Lamman Rucker as a priest.  Suvari plays a woman named Maria who has a demon inside of her. She and her brother use the demon (named Abigail) to exorcise other people infested with demons. She eats the souls of other demons.  Apparently their dad (Bill Irwin) was a creepy cult leader killed by the government, and now he's back as a strong demon, with other demons, to wreak revenge on the city of Charleston. Maria and her brother, David (Zachary Booth), who's a drug addict, want to get Abigail out of Maria.

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AFTER FOOD, FOOTBALL AND FIGHTING FOR BARGAINS, SETTLE IN WITH WE tv FOR AN ALL-NIGHT BLACK FRIDAY BINGE OF THE NETWORK’S NEW SCRIPTED THRILLER, “SOUTH OF HELL

Entire Original Series Will Make its WE tv Debut on Friday, November 27; Available Next Day on VOD, Download to Own and TVE with

Bonus Content on WEtv.com

NEW YORK, NY, October 15, 2015 -- WE tv announced today that it will offer its next scripted series, “South of Hell,” as a true programming event – rolling out all seven episodes of the supernatural thriller in order in a Black Friday Binge, beginning at 6 pm ET/PT on Friday, November 27.  All episodes of the series will premiere back-to-back as the suspense and drama unfolds and escalates over seven intense hours.  At the conclusion of the binge, the entire series will be available on VOD, download to own and TVE platforms.

“As viewer demand rises for TV Everywhere opportunities and audiences increasingly binge watch their favorite content, rolling out this entire series on one night and making it available immediately on alternate platforms is a great way to super serve our fans,” said Marc Juris, WE tv’s president.

To support this “Black Friday Binge” event, WE tv will offer live, shareable GIFs inside the WE tv app during the linear premiere, and exclusive bonus content on WEtv.com, including behind-the-scenes videos and photos, cast interviews and more.

About “South of Hell

Charleston, South Carolina is an elusive city with many faces and the perfect home for Maria Abascal (Mena Suvari, “Chicago Fire”), a stunning, 30-year-old demon-hunter-for-hire.  Alongside her brother, David (Zachary Booth, “Keep the Lights On”), she is skilled and fearless in her pursuit of the demons that live in others.  Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others.  Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.

The cast also includes: Bill Irwin (“CSI”) as Enos Abascal, Maria and David’s father and cult leader; Drew Moerlein (“V/H/S”) as Dusty, Maria’s neighbor; Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”) as Rev. Elijah Bledsoe, a priest with a strong attraction to Maria; Paulina Singer (“How to Make It In America”) as the Reverend’s daughter, Grace; Lydia Hearst (“Cabin Fever: Patient Zero”) as southern belle Charlotte Roberts; Slate Holmgren (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) as the local drug dealer, Sweetmouth; and Lauren Velez (“Dexter”) as Tetra, a spiritual informant.

South of Hell” is produced by Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television.  The premiere episode was written by Matt Lambert.  James Manos, Jr. (“Dexter,” “The Shield,” “The Sopranos”) is executive producer and showrunner.  Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister”) also serves as executive producer, along with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Gene Stein, Erica Motley and Eli Roth.

In addition to Roth, an array of respected directors shepherded individual episodes ofSouth of Hell,” including Ti West (“House of the Devil,” “The Sacrament”), Rachel Talalay (“Doctor Who,” “Tank Girl”), Jennifer Lynch (“The Walking Dead,” “Teen Wolf”) and Jeremiah Chechik (“Helix,” “Reign”).

About WE tv

With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows and dramatic scripted series, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community.  WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.  WE tv is available to over 86 million U.S. homes.  WE tv: All In.

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