When a realtor shows an old New York factory building to a group of would-be investors, they are unwittingly caught in its tragic and sinister history.
Ascent to Hell, the narrative feature debut from director Dena Hysell (“The Paladins”) and Rumpus Room Productions/Elpis Films, which will be released globally as VOD/Digital and DVD/Blu-Ray across all platforms/carriers through Gravitas Ventures on March 14th, 2017.
In the footage, with no other way out, Bill (Jonathan C. Kaplan) tries to scramble out through the air vent, but gets trapped by the Specter (William Ryall), and experiences first-hand what happened to the women in 1911.
The Golan Ramraz (“Snuff”) script, with story by Isak Borg & Dena Hysell, terrifying tales are inspired by true world events and stars Azura Skye (“American Horror Story”), Bill Sage (“Hap & Leonard”), Taylor Black (“All My Children”), Cayleb Long (“The Basement”) and John Randall Hennigan (professional wrestler John Morrison/Johnny Nitro – WWE, Johnny Mundo – Lucha Underground), and was produced by Sirad Balducci (“Gun Hill Road”) & Dena Hysell and Executive produced by Nino Conchetta (“The App”), & Andrew van den Houten (“Jug Face”).
NEW YORK, present day. Kate Carpenter specializes in selling artist lofts, but when a stranger insists she take the listing on an old factory, the commission is too much to pass up. Celebrity fashion designer Mary Brighton is creating a new clothing line, and wants to take over the huge space immediately. As Kate shows Mary and her team the building, everything seems to be going well, until they get to the eighth floor. The frightening sight of an early 1900’s fire that killed over 200 women haunts them; this floor has trapped the dead spirits of the factory workers. One by one, Mary’s team tries to leave the building and finds the ghosts won’t let them. Kate begins to wonder if she may be the key to the whole encounter. When she discovers that she is the great granddaughter of the factory owner that started the fire, she knows she’s the only means to getting the group out alive.