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[[caption-width-right:321:Perhaps the most [[BrutalBonusLevel self-aware]] example on this page.]]

A stock phrase used when one character welcomes another (whether as a threat, sarcastically, or otherwise) to some kind of bad situation. For example, a cop welcoming the new guy to the precinct (a la ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}'') or a villain threatening the hero (sometimes with a ''literal'' hell).

Often used to describe ThatOneLevel. Compare SeeYouInHell.

Not to be confused with the webcomic and animated short ''Webcomic/WelcomeToHell''.



[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] frequently has his character say this literally, but sometimes has them do it figuratively for exceptionally degenerate and dangerous places. Naturally, said places end up getting turned around completely thanks to one person with a ''Chick Tract'' talking to and converting the right people.
* Shortly before ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand'', there's a short storyline where the inmates of Arkham take over the place under SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's leadership; when Batman investigates (on the last two pages of the first part), he finds his whole RoguesGallery there to meet him. "WelcomeToHell," says the Joker.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'': "Welcome to hell. Now recreate the soup."

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/EdgeOfDarkness2010''
-->'''Thomas Craven:''' Welcome to Hell!
* ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}''
-->'''Manson:''' Where are you from?\\
'''Murphy:''' Metro South.\\
'''Manson:''' Welcome to hell.
* ''Film/SydneyWhite''
-->'''Rachel Witchburn:''' Welcome to Hell, skanks!
* ''Film/DirtyRottenScoundrels''
-->'''Arthur:''' ''[greeting a returning Freddy]'' Welcome to Hell.
* ''Film/QuidProQuo''
-->'''Isaac:''' Welcome to hell. I'll introduce you to the staff.
* ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''
** ''Film/HellraiserInferno'':
--->'''Pinhead:''' "Welcome... to Hell."
** And again in ''Film/HellraiserHellworld''
--->'''Pinhead:''' Welcome. Welcome to Hell.
* ''RobinHood'' (1991) TV movie
-->'''Friar Tuck:''' Welcome to hell!
* ''Film/MenOfWar'' (not the {{RTS}} game)
-->'''Nick:''' ''[to Keefer]'' Welcome to Hell.
* ''Film/ControlFactor''
-->'''Lance Bishop:''' ...your little secret, that the devil doesn't exist any more. Because you and your people have taken his place. Here's ''my'' little secret. Welcome to hell...
* ''Film/GloryGlory''
-->'''Ellie:''' ''[returning to Silver Creek where they were raped]'' Welcome home, Widow, welcome to hell.
* ''Kutumb''
-->'''Pratham:''' Welcome to Hell.
* ''Theatre/InheritTheWind'': E. K. Hornbeck, to Henry Drummond: "Hello, Devil. Welcome to Hell."
* ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'': "Welcome to Hell, Blofeld."
* ''Nothing To Lose'': "Welcome to hell, biiiiatch."
* ''Film/PaintYourWagon'': "Welcome to hell, Parson!"
* ''The Rookie'': "Well, welcome to Hell!"
* ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'':
--> '''Dwayne:''' [on notepad] Welcome to hell.\\
'''Frank:''' Thanks, Dwayne. Coming from you, that means a lot.
* ''Film/HombreMirandoAlSudeste'': Thought by Dr. Denis at the beginning of the movie.
* A variant in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': "We're on an express elevator to Hell, going down!"
* The horror anthology ''Film/TalesFromTheHood'' ends with the host revealing himself as {{Satan}} and triumphantly welcoming the street gang he's been talking to with this phrase, as only a true LargeHam can.
* ''Film/HeDiedWithAFelafelInHisHand'', from the Sydney-based chapter "Hell is Other People..."
-->'''Danny''': Welcome to hell.\\
'''Sam''': At least it's warm.
* ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'' - The comatose Myers is about to be transferred, much to the relief of the staff at his hospital.
-->'''Cop:''' Yeah, I'll be glad to see this one gone. Yes, indeedy. Welcome to hell.
* From ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'':
-->'''Colonel Oats:''' GENTLEMEEENNN! Welcome to Hell.
* During the climactic fight scene in the industrial sections of the prison in ''Film/DeathWarrant'', the psycho killer the Sandman is trouncing Burke in front of the spectating prisoners. He then opens one of the furnaces, and proudly declares "Welcome to HELL!"

[[folder: Literature]]
* In 1987, Emily Perl Kingsley, who was a writer for ''Series/SesameStreet'' at the time, wrote a magazine article entitled "Welcome to Holland" about what it's like to give birth to a child with a disability. [[note]] Emily's son Jason has Down Syndrome, and made several appearances on Sesame Street as a child. [[/note]] She likened it to spending months planning for a trip to Italy and winding up in Holland: you feel upset that your life ended up on a different path than the one you planned for, and it doesn't help when other people brag about their lives. In a subversion, however, Emily points out that if you waste your time complaining about what could have been, you miss out on the opportunity to enjoy what or who you have.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{ER}}'' episode "Doctor Carter, I Presume"
-->'''Dr. Melvoin:''' ''[to a fresh group of interns]'' You are wedges. The wedge is the most primitive tool known to man. That is you. You think you know what you're doing, believe me, you don't. Breakfast with your Senior Surgical Resident Dr. Benton will begin in 15 minutes. Dr. Benton is an intern's worst nightmare. He's smarter than you, he never eats, he never sleeps and he reads every medical journal no matter how obscure. He is the Antichrist. Beelzebub. Lucifer. A devourer of wedges. You will go to sleep at night wishing plague and pestilence on his unborn children and you will wake up every morning praying for his approval. You won't get it. Welcome to hell, ladies and gentlemen.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Hard Time"
-->'''Ee'char:''' My name is Ee'char.\\
'''Chief Miles Edward O'Brien:''' Miles. Miles O'Brien.\\
'''Ee'char:''' Hello, Miles. Welcome to hell.
* ''Vecinos'' pilot episode
-->'''Alejandra:''' Welcome to the Hell-Mouth. This, our new home!
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
-->'''David Spade:''' Macaulay Culkin. ''[snip]'' Let me tell you something kid, you're cute, you got blond hair, everyone loves you, it's true. Here's the catch: I used to look exactly like you when I was 10. Oh yeah. This is where you're headed, buddy, welcome to hell!
* In ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Turk does this to some visiting interns. JD also compares Dr. Kelso to the devil (calling him a DevilInPlainSight when he gives his "I want you to think of me as your safety net" speech to them as he did in the pilot).
* The writing on the door of the Sanctuary Base in the episode "The Impossible Planet" in ''Series/DoctorWho''. What ''really'' gets the Doctor's attention is the writing underneath, which is so old not even the [=TARDIS=] can translate it.
* The title character of Series/{{Angel}} says this to the villain in the episode ''Hellbound'' after trapping him, [[AndIMustScream immortal and paralyzed]], in a tiny room (the irony being that the villain's motive was to avoid the more literal Hell, something [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor he doesn't have to worry about anymore]]).
* In the ''Series/CheckItOutWithDrSteveBrule'' episode "Church," Dr. Brule suggests that Satan is known to say "Welcome to Hell, who gives a [[PrecisionFStrike shit]]."

[[folder:Live Comedy]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91DSNL1BEeY Rowan Atkinson does a skit in which he is Satan and is welcoming the latest batch of souls to Hell.]] The opening line is "welcome to hell" (or close). He then proceeds to separate the souls into groups for their respective punishments.

* ''[[Music/FoodForTheGods Welcome to my Realm]]'' by Music/{{Fireaxe}}. Interesting in that it is actually sung by the devil as he is literally welcoming people into Hell. And using the screams of the damned as backup vocals.
* The debut album and title track by Music/{{Venom}}.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* The reaction to the PointyHairedBoss in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' when he cracks down on employees taking [[YouFailStatisticsForever 40%]] of their sick time on Monday and Friday.
-->'''Asok:''' HA HA HA! THAT'S A GOOD ONE!...please tell me he was kidding.\\
'''Wally:''' Welcome to Hell, kid.
* A panel of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' used this phrase by an old cowboy, reminding the young cowpoke who just beat him in a duel that from now on, he'll know no rest from every cocky young punk looking to prove himself. Since this is ''The Far Side'', the duel in question was a game of Ping-Pong.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}''
-->'''Vladimir Zakarov:''' He tells me you're here for Billie and Teko.\\
'''Inspector 'Tequila' Yuen:''' That's right.\\
'''Vladimir Zakarov:''' And that you'd walk through hell to get them. Is that right too?\\
'''Tequila:''' ''[nods]''\\
'''Vladimir Zakarov:''' Welcome to hell.
::In this case, is a penthouse full of heavily armed mooks and lasers everywhere (and if you touch the latter, BOOM -- you're dead) where your usual tactics of bullet time and diving around will get you very, very dead in short order.
* Appears on a sign at the start of the BonusDungeon in ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. And the level [[PlanetHeck actually looks]] [[BrutalBonusLevel like Hell]], complete with evil angels.
* Hell Temple in ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' has a welcoming tablet, which reminds the player: [[DepartmentofRedundancyDepartment "This is Hell Temple. Hell Temple is hell!"]]
* The Penguin says this word for word when Bruce Wayne enters Arkham City in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* In ''VideoGame/MonsterParty'', TheGrimReaper says "Welcome! Entrance to Hell."
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' has [[spoiler:Makarov]] declare to Captain Price that "hell awaits you" as the first sign that the [[spoiler:assassination mission on him]] has gone horribly wrong, especially as he wasn't even supposed to know that Price and the player's team were there. It's also a clever CallBack to the second game, where Price had told him SeeYouInHell.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', Jester says this straight away.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl'': "Welcome to Hell! Please enjoy your stay."
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'', this is how Dane Vogel greets Johnny Gat and Kinzie when they meet. Considering [[BoomHeadshot what happened to Dane]] in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', he means it quite literally...
* What the [[BigBad Hecatomb]] may say to you if you die in ''VideoGame/Phantasmagoria2''.
* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'':
** The first time you hear the words "Gentlemen, welcome to Dubai" is not really an example of this trope. But [[IronicEcho come that]] [[MultipleEndings worst ending]]... [[spoiler:this is how Walker greets the US forces sent to rescue him. [[YouBastard After killing them all.]]]]
** There's also the final conventional mission of the game, Chapter 14, where the theme [[https://youtu.be/0lcMzNKMiHo?t=34m52s Welcome to Hell]] fittingly plays in the background of a grueling, uphill firefight against two entrenched turrets and the final remnants of the 33rd, in what would ordinarily amount to a suicide mission.
--->[[spoiler: '''Konrad''']]: Welcome to Hell, [[PlayerCharacter Walker]]. ''We've been waiting for you.''
* Before you fight him in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'', Drahmin welcomes Taven to Hell (or specifically, the Netherealm).
* Hecatia Lapislazuli of ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'', as the goddess of Hell, wears a shirt with the phrase printed right on it (or rather, "Welcome <3 Hell", to be exact).

* Early in ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}: The half-life and death of Gordon Frohman'', Dr. Breen has a IsThisThingStillOn moment that includes this phrase.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', after [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080211 Agatha enters the castle]].
* Used in ''Webcomic/ShadesOfGray'' to welcome Grace/Gray to actual {{Hell}}.
* From ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'': "You are in what may be the worst, most Titans-forsaken place in all of Erfworld. [[FauxHorrific This is the Olive Garden.]]"
* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': Welcome to Hell is the [[SpySpeak code word]] [[spoiler:Moonshade]] uses to let the [[LegionsOfHell forces of hell]] know to [[http://www.sdamned.com/comic/633 begin their attack.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, review of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'': "This part doesn't fuck around! It's like, you got to the end, you dare to play, welcome to Hell!"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'': In the Camp episode, which was... uh, hell for the kids. [[https://youtu.be/C2bmzr-VLeA?t=3m9s Welcome to hellllll, yer gonna burn in there...]]
* Discussed in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Venture Brothers]]'' episode "Hate Floats":
--> '''Phantom Limb:''' Oh yes, apart from ‘Behold-the-Giant-Walking-Death-Ray’ speech, the ‘Welcome-To-Hell’ speech is my favorite.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' - After some kids spray-paint Brian pink...
-->'''Stewie:''' Hey, here's someone who might understand how you feel!\\
'''Pink Panther:''' Hey, how ya doing. First day being pink?\\
'''Brian:''' Yeah.\\
'''Panther:''' Welcome to hell. ''(Walks off as his classic music sting plays)''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "To Heck and Back," Heffer dies and goes to [[GoshDangItToHeck Heck]] after choking on a chicken bone, and is greeted by a sign reading "Welcome to Heck, [[BlatantLies a friendly neighborhood]]".
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode where Bart and Lisa attend military school, with "Gentlemen, welcome to Flavor Country."

[[folder:New Media]]
* Welcome to fucking LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}! Hope you like miasma!

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan Hell is in Michigan]], apparently. [[http://web.archive.org/web/20131026133712/http://hurvitz.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hell-froze-over.jpg And often freezes over.]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway It's also in Norway, apparently.]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Grand_Cayman And the Cayman Islands.]]
* Police and firefighters in Rio de Janeiro [[http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-brazil-rio-olympics-sign-20160705-snap-story.html displaying signs]] reading "Welcome to hell. Police and firefighters don't get paid, whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe", in the wake of the 2016 Summer Olympics.