Hellbound is a new Christian documentary that examines the church’s continuing belief in Hell. The people who worked on this have some overlap with Kirk Cameron’s crew and that awful Ben Stein “doc,” Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (which was an accurate title). Still, writer/director Kevin Miller might be doing some good if he can get some people to question the whole Hell thing, which is what appears to be the intention here.
I like how they put it on Poor Mojo’s News Wire:
A documentary about the concept of Hell and attempts to recast modern Christianity without Hell (which, y’know, barely appears in the bible at all).
The thing that really disturbs me—and has honestly since I was a kid—is the glee some people wear on their faces when they describe how other people will be tortured forever in sadistically elaborate ways. It’s cruel and spiteful. The overly elaborate descriptions always give me the impression that the person describing the torment is getting a sexual thrill from the very idea.