1rst Bloodfest Fantastique Film Festival - Australia (June 2011)

15th Fantasia International Film Festival - Canada (July 2011)

18th Oldenburg Film Festival - Germany (September 2011)

1rst Festival du Cinéma de la Ville de Québec - Canada (September 2011)

44th International Film Festival of Sitges - Spain (October 2011)

10th Lausanne Underground Film Festival - Switzerland (October 2011)

2nd Fantastique Semaine du Cinéma de Nice - France (October 2011)

7th Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival - Italy (October 2011)

11th Kaohsiung Film Festival - Taiwan (October 2011)

29th Festival International du Film d’Environnement - France (February 2012)

13th Montréal en Lumière Festival - Canada (February 2012)

13th Vitesse Lumière Festival - Canada (June 2012)

6th Wasteland Weekend Film Festival - California, USA (Sept 28th, 2017)


Forum des Images - Paris, France (December 30th, 2012)

Cinéma Lido - Lévis, Canada (May 10th, 2013)


Hellacious Acres is smart, witty filmmaking, jammed with a unique sense of humor…” “Gamers and genre fans will celebrate its meta-jabs at post-apocalyptic features and videos games.”

Brad Miska co-Head of Bloody Disgusting

“...one of the best reproductions of a post-apocalyptic video game ever made.”

“This is true micro-budget auteur filmmaking, folks; miss it at your peril.”3 ½ / 5

Dread Central

“(...)very inventive, and it expresses a truly singular tone.”

Le Monde

“a bit like if the Monty Pythons had overtaken the shoot of Stalker by Andreï 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.”

24 Images Magazine (Google translated)

Original FRENCH review  HERE

Additional praise from the new and more complete review:

“In the end, his ingenuity defies all barriers from the lack of resources, and its mixture of genres makes it an unclassifiable and jubilant work. We hardly find a better chemistry for a future cult classic.”

24 Images Magazine (Google translated)

Original FRENCH review  HERE

“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!”


“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"

The Lair of Filth

“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."

The Liberal Dead

“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.”

Rock Shock Pop

Hellacious Acres is one of the most hilariously depressing post-apocalyptic movies of all time.”


“…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.”

Film Bizzaro

“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.”


“[a] violently original apocalyptic opus”

Devil Dead

“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 film proposes a very slick photography”


“The long walk of John Glass is the indie sensation of this year.”

Nordwest Zeitung

“a real gem of black humor”


“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.”

Wicked Channel

“Funny super low budget Canadian[film]. Clever and ironic.”

B Sides Magazine (Italy)

“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

“Anomalous and completely insane (…) [of]  an irresistible outlandishness”

Judex Fanzine

“I’ve been impressed by the quality of the costumes and spfx (...) But it’s mostly because of the script that we appreciate this movie which allies humor, a certain degree of intrigue and exceptional plot twists!”

Christian Boisvert - Voir.ca

“(…)it’s actually quite impressive for the budget it was made on.”

The Gloaming Magazine

...a dark version of the HALO video games and the cynical humour of Jim Jarmusch...”

Fantasia International Film Festival program

“Hellacious Acres looks stunningly good despite its minimal budget, but the one thing that really distinguishing this film is the clever script.”

Oldenburg International Film Festival program

“[an] anti-epic adventure with a sense of absurdity and irreverence that is reminiscent of the Monty Pythons.”

Lausanne Underground Film Festival Program

(…)a movie that science fiction nuts will just love. Remember his name: Pat Tremblay.”

Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalunya program



Fantasia Film Festival (French - video)

Spectacular Optical (French)

Spectacular Optical

Sueurs Froides (French)

2nd Semaine Fantastique du Cinéma (French - video)

Negativ Film

Devil Dead

Cine Clandestino (English version)

Cine Clandestino (Italian version)

Stadtmandat (German fanzine with interview in English)

(Available only by mail, contact Jan Krieger at stadtmandat-ol@web.de)


Bloody Disgusting DVD artwork, new trailer and pre-order announcement

Dread Central DVD artwork, new trailer and pre-order announcement

Bloody Disgusting release date announcement

Taïwan newspaper “The Liberty Times”

Kaohsiung Film Festival article 1 (Taïwanese to English - A Google translation masacre)

Kaohsiung Film Festival article 2 (Taïwanese) to English - A Google translation masacre)

Mention on Variety.com

Distribution announcement on Variety.com

Bloody Disgusting distribution announcement

24 Images 2011 “best of” mention

The Gazette distribution mention

The Gazette Review

Negativ Film Review (German)

Mad Movies Magazine “Notules Lunaires” Spotlight (French)

Event Poster for the 13th Festival Vitesse Lumière screening

Spotlight for the DVD release on “Beyond Hollywood”

Spotlight on “Pissed Off Geek”

Spotlight on “World of Superheroes”

Spotlight on “Geek Zenith”

Spotlight on “Geek Tyrant”

Spotlight on “Ghouls on Film”

Spotlight on “Sci-Fi Cool”

Spotlight on “Quiet Earth”

Spotlight on “Killer Film”