May 31st, 2023

Finally decided to arrange my film merchandise (&misc) into the STORE section! You can now 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘂𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 for Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass. Also available is merch for Atmo HorroX & my 1999 CD of fake phone surveys done with real people (in French). All done within Squarespace secure payment system’s transaction partners.

July 1st, 2020

The UPSCALED and GOOD OFFICIAL AUDIO MIX version of Hellacious Acres is unfortunately not available on VIMEO anymore. Plans for a proper physical re-release will be in the works once the rights get back to us in 2021. Keep watching this space or the Facebook page!


October 12th, 2018

Hellacious Acres is finally available on VOD for the rest of the world! (but not in the US and Canada besides its other distrib deal there). The great news is that it contains its ORIGINAL UNFILTERED AUDIO TRACK! YES, the dialog can be heard clearly! And much less video compression also. With English or French subtitles option as well.

Rent for 3€ or buy for 3.5€! And many other cheap/equivalent international prices.


September 7th, 2017

Hellacious Acres is having a special screening... in the best of context! : Playing at the Wasteland Weekend Film Festival right in the middle of the California desert at the end of the month!

See their post here:


January 15th, 2017

Hey! Everyone with a passion for post-apo films should get this IMMENSE and INCREDIBLE bible on the subject - World Gone Wild: A Survivor's Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies". Huge work by David J. Moore. Plus, book happens to have a very nice interview with director Pat Tremblay for this film. Highly recommended.


April 20th, 2016

It is with great sadness that I'm here to report that Navin Pratap, the actor who voiced the character of John Glass in Hellacious Acres, has passed away a few days ago, in his Toronto apartment. He was only 31 years old... Working with him was a great pleasure, he was very professional and enthusiastic, had the fire of passion in him, and had an awesome sense of humor.

Sending my love and thoughts to his brother Vinesh and his family. His funeral will be held at the Chapel of chimes 10179 108 St, in Edmonton, this Saturday at 2pm.


April 22nd, 2013


QUÉBEC (Lévis) aura une autre chance de revoir le film sur GRAND ÉCRAN! Vrais sous-titres Québecois inclus! Prenez le temps d'aussi encourager les autres projections pour cette nouvelle formule.

Vendredi 10 mai - Cinéma Lido - 21h30

Détails ici:

QUEBEC (Levis) will have another chance to see the film o nthe BIG SCREEN! With real Quebecer subtitles included! Take also the time to encourage the other screenings for this new formula.

May 10th, - Lido Cinema - 9h30 pm

Details here:


February 27th, 2013




I decided to sell a certain quantity of the original Limited Edition POSTER for the film (size: 21x32) *See the ART/PICS section for image. There's only been 200 printed. Each is numbered and can be signed on front or back (with a unique and personalized doodle and/or message) or not at all depending on what you wish. This will in part help financing my next feature, which is a conceptual sci-fi deadpan comedy…

So if you're interested in getting your hands on one, they're 35$ (US) a piece and shipping is included for Canada & the US. Please request a quote for anywhere else in the world. If you want more than one, add 20$ per additional poster. Please pay through Paypal by clicking on the BUY IT NOW button below. Thanks for your collaboration and interest!

Quantity & Prices


J'ai décidé de vendre une certaine quantité de l'Édition Limitée de L'AFFICHE originale du film (dimensions: 21'x32' - 53.3cm x 81.3cm)*Voir la section ART/PICS pour une image. Seulement 200 ont été imprimés. Chacun est numéroté et peut être signé à l'avant comme à l'arrière (avec un message et/ou petit dessin unique et personnalisé) ou pas du tout dépendant de votre choix. Ceci aidera en partie le financement de mon prochain long métrage qui est une comédie pince-sans-rire de science-fiction conceptuelle…

Alors si vous êtes intéressé à vous procurer un, ils sont 35$ (US) chaque et les frais de transport sont inclus pour le Canada & les EU. SVP demandez un prix pour ailleurs dans le monde. Si vous en désirez plus d'un, ajouter 20$ additionnels par affiche. S.V.P., payez via Paypal en cliquant sur le bouton BUY IT NOW ici au bas. Merci de votre collaboration et intérêt!

Quantity & Prices


December 28th, 2012

The German fanzine STADTMANDAT has published a piece on the film and it also has an interview in English. If you're interested in getting a copy, contact directly Jan Krieger at


December 2nd, 2012

Chers amis Parisiens! Le temps des fêtes vous déprime? Allez partager votre cafard avec John Glass en allant voir ou revoir "Hellacious Acres" au FORUM DES IMAGES!

Quand: le 30 décembre 2012 à 21h.
Copie sous-titrée en français.

Où: Forum des Halles - 2 rue du cinéma
75045 Paris cedex 01 - France

Et plus de détails ici:


June 17th, 2012

Film interview for Cine Clandestino in Italy, conducted by Stefano Coccia:
English version: click HERE.
And also in Italian: HERE.


May 30th, 2012


Festival Vitesse Lumière détails:
Projection Aux Gros Becs, 19:30 le 2 juin (1143 St-Jean, Québec)
Site du Festival ICI.
Affiche de l'événement dans la section PRESS ou cliquez ICI.

Vitesse Lumière Festival détails:
Projection at "Aux Gros Becs", 7H30PM June 2nd (1143 St-Jean, Québec)
Festival website HERE.
Event poster in the PRESS section or click HERE.


May 22nd, 2012

Review by Presont Carnell from Film right HERE.

"...creatively brilliant and effective..."
"...the movie proudly displays a sense of quirkiness and absurdity."
"...the creative directing and editing culminated with the absurd attitude and weird humor makes it a worthy venture."


May 11th, 2012


Gens de Québec! Le film sera projeté au 13e Festival Vitesse Lumière le 1 et 2 Juin prochain. Plus de détails sous peu. Site officiel ici:

People in Quebec! The film will be shown at the 13th Vitesse Lumière Festival June 1rst and 2nd. More details soon. Official website here:


April 23rd, 2012

Review by Ian Jane from Rock Shock right HERE.

"Tremblay gets bonus points for crafting a film of fairly marked originality and for not playing to genre stereotypes"
"You’ve got to give Tremblay credit for doing a lot on a limited budget and for creating some pretty interesting visuals"
"there’s a lot of creativity here that is definitely going to appeal to a certain segment of the cult movie demographic."


April 18th, 2012

Review by James DePaolo from Wicked right HERE.

"I love the feel of this film."
"The biggest thing that I loved about this movie, is the odd sense of humor"
"This film is very smart and in the same breath, adventurous."


April 16th, 2012

Review by Jimmy Terror (aka James P. Harris) from The Liberal right HERE.

Some highlights:
"Sometimes less is more and in this case less is hysterically funny."
"I’m a particular fan of the music."
"A fine choice by Bloody Disgusting Selects. We should be glad they chose this to promote as we might otherwise be unaware of Mr. Tremblay’s talent. Let’s keep an eye on his work."


April 11th, 2012

Review by Jude Felton from The Lair of right HERE.

"it is a funny movie and a quite surreal one."
"Hellacious Acres is probably the strangest release in the Bloody Disgusting Selects series. Scratch that, it is THE strangest, but it is also probably the bravest release due to its style and content."
"Those that crave something fresh and unique will totally dig it"


April 9th, 2012

Win a copy of the DVD courtesy of TMRZoo: Click HERE.


April 6th, 2012

Review by Chris Kane from right HERE.

Highlights: "The future has never been so hilariously grim!
[…] Pat Tremblay is taking those of us who love terrible movies to the next level. And he succeeds brilliantly!"


April 5th, 2012

A longer review of the film has now surfaced from 24 Images which you can read here in Google translated fashion with the usual errors... But if you're French, you can read it in its original language:

Click HERE for ENGLISH (Google translation...)

Click HERE for the FRENCH version.


April 3rd, 2012

Yes! So today finally marks the release date of Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass on DVD on the Bloody Disgusting Selects.

Please take the time to spread the word around! Review it, blog it, recommend it, "Like it" wherever you see a bit on the web about it, tweet the hell out of it.


Rock on,

Pat Tremblay

Amazon: Get it HERE.
Also available on Itunes and for PlayStation & XBOX downloads.

Facebook page.

Bloody Disgusting Selects page.


March 28th, 2012

The has just received an exclusive clip from the film. You can watch it HERE. Don't forget to "Like it" if you do!

Click HERE for another exclusive clip from Bloody Disgusting and also HERE to see a couple of new pics.

And while you're at it, check out the nice spotlight for the DVD release on the BEYOND HOLLYWOOD website. ________________________________________________________________________

March 22nd, 2012

The Bloody Disgusting Selects website has been updated with HA:TCOJG taking the forefront. More stuff to come, but feel free to take a look HERE. ________________________________________________________________________

March 16th, 2012

Added the scan from the spotlight made in the MAD MOVIES magazine in the PRESS section, you can check it by clicking HERE (in French). ________________________________________________________________________

February 14th, 2012

(French below) The film will play once more on the big screen on February 25th, as part of the Nuit Blanche for the Montréal en Lumière Festival in association with Fantasia and the ONF.

Details below here:
Spectacular Optical Page.

and on Facebook Event page:
Facebook link.

Le film jouera une fois de plus sur grand écran le 25 février, lors de la Nuit Blanche dans le cadre du Festival Montréal en Lumière en association avec Fantasia et l'ONF. Détails dans les liens au dessus. ________________________________________________________________________

February 5th, 2012

Just received a few media quotes from reviews of the film coming from Germany, following its appearance last September at the Oldenburg Film Festival. Better late than never! Here they are:

"A movie lover’s highlight. The tragic humor, the funny costumes and the original camerawork are all impressively immediate and bring the audience straight into the world of John Glass."

"Hellacious Aces is an apocalyptic nightmare. Director Pat Tremblay presents his story darkly, bleakly but at the same time quirky and with a clever sense of humor and surprise. The audience gladly joins this journey into the “Self Sector”."

"The long walk of John Glass is the indie sensation of this year."
Nordwest Zeitung

"Hellacious Acres by Pat Tremblay is a wonderful addition to this festival. Great entertainment and a highly fulfilling experience for anyone in love with cinema."
NEGATIV Magazin für Filmkultur


February 2nd, 2012

As you can see now on the left side, the poster image has been changed with the final DVD artwork for the release of the film! You can check the news info on Bloody Disgusting here:
Bloody Disgusting Page.
Plus check the link under the poster to make your DVD PRE-ORDER on

January 17th, 2012

Check out the page at Bloody Disgusting for all the DETAILS!:
Bloody Disgusting Page.
Thanks for your support and please get yourself a copy! ; )

January 16th, 2012

Here's the official page for the film playing at the 29th Festival International du Film d'Environnement in Paris, France.
Date: night of 11 through 12 February at 2am!
Et pour les amis Français, prenez le temps d'écouter la voix **ROBOT** qui fait la description du film sur la page, c'est assez marrant!
Festival Page here.

December 26th, 2011

Hellacious Acres mentioned in 24 Images' best of 2011 (French article): 24 Images article

December 13th, 2011

Next stop: The film will be playing at the "29e Festival International du Film d'Environnement in France, as part of the "environmental horror night" spotlight, somewhere between the 7th and 14 of February 2012. More details to come (date, venue and time).

December 3rd, 2011

Francis Barbier of DevilDead has put online the interview (in French) he conducted with me at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival. Here is the link:
Devil Dead Interview. ________________________________________________________________________

December 1rst, 2011

New review (in Spanish) of the film by the Judex Fanzine:
Judex Fanzine review. Which roughly translates as the following:
"Anomalous and completely insane, Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Class is of an irresistible outlandishness whose main virtues are not to take itself too seriously and to boast with of a bizarre sense of humor (unbelievable the way John Class have to eat and defecate!). Framed in inhospitable forests and rural landscapes (the hellacious acres of the title), surrounded by farms and stables in ruins, the film turns out to be an unusual retro-futuristic and post-apocalyptic American gothic film. Ideal for being watched in the early (or late) morning and, if possible, with a mild psychotropic."


November 6th, 2011

New review (in French) of the film by Francis Barbier from the Devil Dead:
Devil Dead film review.


November 4th, 2011

Ok. For anybody who doesn't know yet, one promo item I handmade to give out to female fans of of the film, were pairs of Hellacious Acres panties.... (men get t-shirts). I got surprised when, for the first screening in Taïwan, alot of women from the audience wanted to get the single pair I was offering...! (they were much shyer for the 2nd screening, but that's no surprise, almost everywhere else on the fest circuit, there's rarely a taker! Haahaa!). The famous and well known paper "The Liberty Times" got a hold of the scoop and the news made it in print! Apparently, this newspaper never goes for unknowns, let alone film directors, focusing instead on big celebrities, according to my sources. So, what do you know, just as I was on the verge of saying goodbye to the very generous, courteous and lovable Kaohsiung crew, the festival director gets a phone call about it... A couple of minutes later, Paul got to a local store and got me a fresh copy of the paper...! You can see the whole thing right here:!!! I'm pictured with the winner.
Link to pic

Want to be confused?! Prepare for a Google translated interview coming from the great Kaohsiung film festival!:
Kaohsiung Film Festival part 1.
My new name is Portland Bray! Another report coming from Kaohsiung. Thank you Google Surreal Translator for such a good funny read!
Kaohsiung Film Festival part 2.


October 28th, 2011

2 new reviews of the film coming from the Lausanne Underground Film Festival screening. Read them here:
1 KULT Review in French.
SUEURES FROIDES Review in French.
Also, an interview, in French as well, from Eric J. Peretti, click here: SUEURES FROIDES Interview.


October 14th, 2011

Fest announcement! Here are the details for the film appearing at the 2nd Fantastique Semaine du Cinéma in Nice, France.
Time and date:
25 Oct 2011 - 7h30pm - Cinéma Mercury
Here's website's link for the film: Click here and scroll down for the details!

Fest announcement again! Film will play in the weeks to come at the Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival in Italy. Date not set, but follow the details here: Festival main page.


October 4th, 2011

New announcement: The movie will be playing at the Lausanne Underground Film Festival.
Times and dates:
19 Oct 2011 - 8h30pm
22 Oct 2011 - 6h00pm
Here's website's link for the film: KFF film page!


October 2nd, 2011

Ok, can now announce it! The film will be playing at the Kaohsiung Film Festival in Taïwan.
Times and dates:
Oct 30th - 6h10pm
Nov 1rst, 5h40pm
Nov 3rd 5h40pm
Here's website's link for the film: KFF film page!


September 30th, 2011

Another festival has been added to the autumnal tour, so be on the lookout for no less than 4 festivals in Europe and 1 in Asia!

It starts in Sitges! and here is the info:
Friday, 07 October 2011 - Prado - 1:00am (preceded by the short film "Boro in the Box" and followed by "Midnight Son".
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 - Prado - 1:15am (preceded by "Beyond the Black Rainbow" and "Love". A super latenite dose of crazy and "slow" sci-fi!!!
***I'll be handing a few prizes to the people who can tough the whole cosmical journey..!***

Check out the latest mention in Variety!


September 6th, 2011

And now, the Boomtron interview, read it here: Boomtron interview.

Plus, check out the cool mention on "Pissed Off Geek"!


September 23rd, 2011

Next stop for the film: Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec. See the page for full details! Dates: 25th - 10Pm & 26th - 9pm of September. FCVQ - Hellacious Acres. Note: film will have French QUÉBÉCOIS subtitles...!

Oldenburg was an awesome experience and success! Much thanks to the wonderfully generous and courteous staff. Thorsten, Dennis, Katrin, Hanna and Vanessa and really, everyone there! Here's a review of the film (in German) Negativ Film review and also an interview (in English) Negativ Film interview.

September 6th, 2011

And now, the Boomtron interview, read it here: Boomtron interview.

Plus, check out the cool mention on "Pissed Off Geek"!


September 4th, 2011

It's time to announce it! The film has been selected by the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany, and here are the details for the screenings:

Sep 15, 2011, 8.00 pm (20:00), venue: Cine k
Sep 16, 2011, 0.15 am (00:15), venue: Cine k

I will be there in person to present the film. More info here:


September 1rst, 2011

A new review of the film here! Tomorrow, a new interview about the film. Read it here: Boomtron review.


August 24th, 2011

It's official, it can be revealed! The film has been selected for Sitges 2011, the 44th International Festival of Fantastique Cinema of Catalonia. Simply the biggest festival of the sort in the world... Details here: SITGES 2011.


August 10th, 2011

Yes! The film has been proudly sold to Bloody Disgusting Selects and you can read about it here:

Bloody Disgusting announcement

You can also read about it on the Variety website: Variety announcement

There's also a follow-up on with The Gazette: The Montreal Gazette

Also a mention in "Le Monde" and short review, the biggest publication in France: "(...) very inventive, and it expresses a truly singular tone." Le Monde

You can also find a new French review at the bottom of the main one for the 24 Images cinema magazine: 24 Images review
English translation read as such: "Meanwhile, at the Fantasia festival, a real low budget film entitled Hellacious Acres : The Case of John Glass, from Pat Tremblay, revisits - voluntarily - Z movies by making a hilarious B one, a bit like if the Monty Pythons had overtaken the shoot of Stalker by Andrei Tarkovski. Fully conscious of the spectator's point of view, the filmmaker plays with a crazy talent for the grotesque in every scene. Jam-packed with visual inventions and story twists, all delightful on many levels, Hellacious Acres proves that bad movies are never where you think you will find them. This time, we have a hearty laugh and find new faith in genre cinema."

And ank cool thank you to World of Superheroes for posting a big update on the film!: World of Superheroes spotlight


August 2nd, 2011

The film, following the Fantasia International Film Festival has gathered positive reviews! Read them here:

Dread Central review

Voir review (bottom of page)

Montreal Gazette website review

You can also view a video interview with Pat Tremblay here: Video Interview on Fantasia website

You can also read an interview with Pat Tremblay here: Spectacular Optical blog

French version of the same interview here: Spectacular Optical blog

PLUS, there will be an annoucement shortly, regarding "a big distribution deal"! And also 2 other festivals that will screen the film!


July the 7th, 2011

The SECOND PREVIEW is now available in the TRAILER SECTION. Yes, there is more stuff!

There is also a CONTEST for the TRAILER: Help the youtube counter reach 5000 hits, and on the day it does (and strictly on that single one), e-mail us (contact * at * hellaciousacres * com) with your name and address to get a chance to win a custom made t-shirt of the film! A winner will be chosen among the entrants.

PLUS! Rejoice, the film will mark its North American Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal in the "Camera Lucida" Section!

Time and dates: Sunday July 24th, 2011 @ 7h10pm & Tuesday August 2nd @ 12h45pm
Click HERE for the direct link to the Fantasia page, which includes a review of the film.

AND ALSO: Check out the FINAL POSTER for the film in the POSTERS section!


June the 13th, 2011

You can now "LIKE" this movie on the FACEBOOK PAGE. Join it! (And somehow you got to click again on the Facebook logo to access the page)

June the 2nd, 2011

The FIRST PREVIEW is now available in the TRAILER SECTION for all of you to see.

May the 19th, 2011

The film 's  World Premiere has now a date and time: 
Bloodfest Fantastique Festival : June 14th, 2011, 9:30pm - Art deco venue St Kilda Memo,
88 Acland Street, St Kilda (Behind the RSL, Melbourne's newest arts space)
More details and program here:

***2ND Poster released! See the Posters section.***

May the 3rd, 2011

The film will make its World Premiere at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival as part of the Bloodfest Fantastique section. Date and time will be confirmed soon.