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Exclusive: Doug Jones delivers an eerie message in clip from horror film Gehenna: Where Death Lives

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Apr 17, 2018

Doug Jones is the undisputed master of latex and make-up. He's the physical embodiment of the phrase "Hollywood magic" as he can transform himself from a normal-looking dude into any number of chilling creatures and monsters. From Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies, to the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth, to the Fish-Man in The Shape of Water, Jones has proved himself a human chameleon, able to take on the appearance of anything and everything.

His latest role in the horror movie Gehenna: Where Death Lives makes him nearly unrecognizable, as usual. The film marks the directorial debut of effects artist Hiroshi Katagiri, whose credits include Jurassic Park III and and Pacific Rim, making Katagiri the second person on the project who has worked with Guillermo del Toro in the past. 

Gehenna follows five people, who visit a site in Saipan that they believe will serve as the location of their company's newest resort. However, the place turns out to be an abandoned bunker from World War II, which houses a number of horrors. The word "Gehenna" is Hebrew for the place in the afterlife where wicked souls are punished. Simply put, it means "Hell" and does not bode well for the folks in that bunker. In an exclusive clip from the movie, they stumble upon Jones's character, a withered up individual with blood pooling around his lips. He delivers a raspy and chilling message to them all: "You must die." 

The movie co-stars horror and sci-fi alumni Eva Swan (Alien Inhabitant), Simon Phillips (Age of the Living Dead), Justin Gordon (Oculus), and Lance Henriksen (Millennium, Aliens). Henriksen in particular has a penchant for acting in movies where a group of people stumble upon a deadly discovery (see AVP: Alien vs. Predator and Harbinger Down). 

Scare yourself silly with Gehenna: Where Death Lives, in theaters and On Demand May 4.