1rst Bloodfest Fantastique Film Festival -
15th Fantasia International Film Festival -
18th Oldenburg Film Festival -
1rst Festival du Cinéma de la Ville de Québec -
44th International Film Festival of Sitges -
10th Lausanne Underground Film Festival -
2nd Fantastique Semaine du Cinéma de Nice -
7th Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival -
11th Kaohsiung Film Festival -
29th Festival International du Film d’Environnement -
13th Montréal en Lumière Festival -
13th Vitesse Lumière Festival -
Forum des Images -
Cinéma Lido -
“Hellacious Acres is smart, witty filmmaking, jammed with a unique sense of humor…”
“Gamers and genre fans will celebrate its meta-
“...one of the best reproductions of a post-
“This is true micro-
“(...)very inventive, and it expresses a truly singular tone.”
“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-
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.”
“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"
“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."
“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.”
“Hellacious Acres is one of the most hilariously depressing post-
“…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.”
“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
“[a] violently original apocalyptic opus”
“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.”
“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.”
“Funny super low budget Canadian[film]. Clever and ironic.”
“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”
“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!”
“(…)it’s actually quite impressive for the budget it was made on.”
“...a dark version of the HALO video games and the cynical humour of Jim Jarmusch...”
“Hellacious Acres looks stunningly good despite its minimal budget, but the one thing that really distinguishing this film is the clever script.”
“(…)a movie that science fiction nuts will just love. Remember his name: Pat Tremblay.”
Stadtmandat (German fanzine with interview in English)