THE S FROM HELL is a short documentary-cum-horror film about the scariest corporate symbol in history - The 1964 Screen Gems logo, aka ‘The S From Hell.’ Built around interviews with survivors still traumatized from their childhood exposure to the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, the film brings their stories to life with animation, found footage, and dramatic reenactments.


Not an exhaustive historical documentary, THE S FROM HELL is a subjective film whose aim is make the audience feel the same fear and confusion as the children who were first confronted by the vexing, unfolding sights and mournful, dissonant sounds that hid in the cracks between their favorite TV shows.


RODNEY ASCHER is a filmmaker whose work includes numerous short films (fiction and non-fiction), TV commercials, internet comedy videos and an animated pilot for VH1. His films have played at the SFMOMA, the Hyperion Tavern, a funeral home in Baltimore and The UCB Theater. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their cat.



FILM CREDITS


Interviewees


DAVID LEGGET

JOHN S FLACK JR

KERI MAIJALA


Dramatization Cast


ANGELINA BRYAN

JACOB BRYAN

BOBBIE PREWITT


Original Music by


SAVAGE FANTASY

and

AMIT ITELMAN & BLAINE CAPATH

(Amit & Blaine recorded by JOSH FADEM)


Narrator


BUFFY VISICK


Sound Design / Re-recording Mixer


IAN HERZON


Special FX by


AUSTIN WALLENDER

RODNEY ASCHER


Special Thanks to


LOUISA VAN LEER

JAMES ADOMIAN

CLUB SCREEN GEMS

CONSTANCE TILLOTSON

TIM KIRK

EVAN BLACKFORD

IRONCLAW


Directed, Shot, and Edited by


RODNEY ASCHER