Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Musical Hell: S-Club Seeeing Double

 I'm back on schedule! (More or less, for the time being.) Just in time to give you another bit of pop music promotion from the mind that gave us Spice Girls and From Justin to Kelly. It's S-Club: Seeing Double!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Know the Score--Belle: Sub vs. Dub (And Why it Might Not Matter)

 Have you seen Belle yet? If not, you should. Have I done a video on Belle yet? Right now, as it just so happens!

Saturday, July 9, 2022

What Comes Next

 I have been trying to find the right moment to say this, but I’m not sure there will ever be a right moment so I will just come out and say it. After over ten years of demon-based, bad-musical entertainment, Musical Hell has officially entered its endgame.

This decision was not made lightly, and was based on a combination of advancing age, increasing real-world commitments, the Internet’s steady shift away from snark-based reviewing, and most importantly a deep sense that I have done and said everything I can with the series. Few things are sadder to me than a creative endeavor which plods along in tired routine, well past the point of invention or relevance. I think it far better to leave while the parting may yet cause a pang, rather than wear out my welcome.

This is not goodbye immediately, nor is it goodbye forever. I want to fulfill my commitments to the generous people who have donated to my Patreon, as well as give Diva proper sendoff and closure. I have also made too many friends through this part of my life to abandon it entirely. My initial plan was to keep the series running through the end of 2023, but new adjustments to the schedule have shifted that a few months back. So the final Musical Hell Review will air April 2024, twelve years after the first.

From there, I hope to keep doing shorter-form “Know the Score” and “At the Source” videos, riffs, and whatever other projects strike my fancy (although these will likely be on a more sporadic schedule) as well as continue with my podcast work. My Patreon page will probably switch from a per-video to monthly schedule, with adjusted reward tiers and incentives.

Right now, I have about two or three slots for Patreons to request full-length review subjects if they have any last-minute demands to get in, but after that I will need to limit $10 tier rewards to Know the Score or At the Source. Alternately, I will gladly consider any requests for other video ideas you would like to see like reaction videos, livestreams, or other content.

I have been very blessed with what Musical Hell and Diva have brought me, and I thank you for all your gifts of support, assistance, and just taking a few minutes out of your day to watch me do this thing. I hope you will stay with me through the journey’s end and beyond.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Musical Hell: Journey Back to Oz

 The bad animated sequel hit parade continues! This time it's Filmation's attempt to take on a cinematic icon with Journey Back to Oz!

Monday, June 20, 2022

At the Source: The RMS Titanic

 So a little over ten years ago I started this weird little project of mine reviewing a bad Titanic cartoon. And guess what? Today we're talking about the true story that has inspired several musicals of varying quality. Enjoy!

Monday, June 6, 2022

Musical Hell: Mulan II

 Hey everyone, guess who's more or less back on schedule! (For now.) Anyway, at the request of my Patreons I'm diving back into the morass of Disney direct-to-video sequels with Mulan II! CAUTION: Off-model animation ahead. Proceed with caution.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Muiscal Hell: Mr. Quilp

 I'm back, better late than never! Or not, as what I'm bringing with me is surely one of the most ill-suited subjects for a musical comedy. It's a delightful romp with Anthony Newley as the villainous Mr. Quilp!