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{{Hell}} can be depicted in many different ways. From the classic FireAndBrimstoneHell, where sinners burn for eternity, to a more [[CirclesOfHell organized structure]] with different sins punished in different ways, sometimes going all the way to [[IronicHell torments personalized to the individual]], and sometimes a [[TheNothingAfterDeath dark void where nothing exists]], as it was portrayed in [[Literature/TheBible the actual Bible]]. Then there's this [[NauseaFuel decidedly]] {{squick}}y version.

This kind of Hell is like being inside a living being, with walls of flesh and structures like organs. This is a fairly recent phenomenon which plays upon the PrimalFear of being eaten and the idea that EvilIsVisceral rather than ancient mythologies, but the idea of the entrance to Hell being an actual mouth that would swallow the damned is very much older than the use of the word "hellmouth" in [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer certain 90's TV shows]]. (See this [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/hellmouth/yukon6/hellmouth6.jpg Hellmouth]] image from the UsefulNotes/MiddleAges.)

Compare WombLevel (when the creature doesn't represent hell), EvilIsVisceral, BodyHorror.


[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* The depiction of the Nexus from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', where Guts and the Hawks wind up when Griffith calls the Godhand during the Eclipse, is very much one of these.
* Inspired by Literature/TheDivineComedy, ''Manga/SaintSeiya'''s version of Hell is [[CirclesOfHell structured]] in several locations or "Prisons". The Sixth Prison is a lake of boiling blood, whereas those who sin of greed are devoured by Cerberus in the Third Prison.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has the endless blood-filled PocketDimension inside Gluttony's stomach.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In "Webcomic/BioApocalypse", '''[[CrapsackWorld the entire planet]]''' becomes this due to [[ScienceIsBad an experiment]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone wrong]].
* In ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, the purgatorial dimension of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent "The Others"]] resembles this in its true form. Though they usually mask it with whatever time period or genre setting fits their momentary fancy.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/TheFrighteners'' showed Hell to be the bowels of a gigantic eldritch worm filled with tentacles.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* While Inferno in Dante's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' was mostly the more traditional IronicHell, murderers and tyrants are punished by immersion in Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood. In the Circle of Gluttony the three-headed dog Cerberus chews on the gluttons. And Judas, Brutus, and Cassius were given the special privilege of being Satan's personal chew toys. And we're not speaking figuratively. He has all three of them in his mouths (yes, plural) and is chewing on them for eternity.
* In the third book of the ''Literature/{{Silverwing}}'' series, the bat version of the afterlife is relatively nice. However, those who especially displease the god of the underworld, Cama Zotz, spend the rest of eternity in his digestive system.
* Played with slightly In Clive Barker's ''Literature/{{Imajica}}'', as it's like being inside a *dead* being. The First Dominion (where the souls of the dead travel) [[spoiler:is the physical embodiment of the god Hapexamendios, and when he dies, his flesh -- i.e. the entire universe -- begins to rot with expectedly squicky results.]]
* In ''{{Literature/Doom}}'', flesh walls and organs are a favorite form of "reworking" the aliens make to the facilities.
* In Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Tarot'' trilogy, Brother Paul and the others involved in the Quest are taken to Hell and their souls are tried by the Devil. One by one they are eaten alive by Satan -- although he castrates Paul first. Even though he knows this is only a hallucination, a virtual reality brought on by the planet, he is taken aback to regain consciousness inside an office in the Satanic bureaucracy -- which he also knows is in some way inside Satan. After an unpleasant interview, he is then removed from Satan's body by the nearest available orifice...


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The descriptions of Hell on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' vary, [[UnreliableNarrator depending upon]] [[MindScrew who's describing it]]. However, in the second season, one demon [[spoiler:(Meg, who's currently possessing Sam)]] describes it as "a prison made of bone and flesh and blood and fear."


[[folder: Music ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYnG8QhmDYA Hell's Forecast]] by the Music/InsaneClownPosse tells the story of a man (portrayed by Violent J) waking up to discover that all of his friends are dead, and that outside the sky is red and raining corpses into his ghetto. The corpses are all described as "naked and mangled, most withered for days" and their faces are twisted in expressions of horror and pain. J, frightened and confused, tries to retreat from the visceral storm, only to find that he has actually died and is in Hell.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* While it does have a sky and thus isn't as claustrophobic as most of the examples here, the terrain in the hellish shard-plane of Grixis in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' is said to be made of bones and decaying flesh. Even its cities are referred to as "necropoli."
** Old Phyrexia was a more straight example, complete with [[Literature/TheDivineComedy nine spheres]].
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The ''Fiendish Codex II'', published in 3rd Edition, decides that layer six of the Nine Hells (Malbolge) is under the direction of the [[DaddysLittleVillain daughter of Asmodeus (the most powerful devil lord),]] Glasya, who has made the plane fleshy, with tall oily hairs instead of forests, lakes of bile and viscera, and ivory towers that used to be fingers or ribs. Special mention must also be made of a great mound at the layer's center called the Birthing Pit.
** ''{{TabletopGame/Planescape}}'' has 666 layers in the abyss, home of the ChaoticEvil demons. Zegrentilandib, layer 393, is sentient, with fleshy ground.
** ''TabletopGame/NentirVale'' setting has the realm of Torog, the King Who Crawls, god of imprisonment and torture. His capital city, as it were, is Gargash, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Living Torture Den]]. The reason it looks so horrible is that it's ''literally'' the not-quite-corpse of the ancient primordial that crippled and cursed Torog in the first place. It's "tended to" by an army of Wrackspawn, themselves the twisted not-angel-but-not-demon remnants of Torog's other victims, who are eternally hacking, destroying, and reshaping the entire city-sized horror simply so that Gargash doesn't regenerate enough to let it ''[[SealedEvilInACan wake back up]]''.
* Most parts of Malfeas, the Demon City, in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' don't look organic, but the place is nevertheless made of Malfeas, the fallen king of the Primordials. The ancient Exalted mutilated him, turned his planet-sized body inside out, and stuffed the world-bodies of all the other defeated Primordials inside of him. You can still find their world-bodies in there, including Cecelyne the Infinite Desert. Her body is imprisoned inside Malfeas, and ''his'' body is [[AlienGeometries imprisoned inside her]]. Most of the Primordials' bodies don't look like the innards of an animal, but that's just because they're inhuman {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who far predate the invention of things like animals.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad: [[VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits Twilight of the Spirits]]'' has a handful of later battles in such a place.
* The Queen of Hearts's castle in ''Videogame/AliceMadnessReturns''.
* The first ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' takes Dante to the Underworld near the end of the game, which is very much this. It's quite creepy, though [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome the music that's playing]] more than makes up for it.
* A lot of the levels set in Hell from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom II]]'' are like this. As well as parts of ''[[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Doom 3]]''.
** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' carries on the tradition, only instead of the architecture being gory, this time it's rusting rocks covered in the gore of human victims, fresh carcasses often piled up in visceral piles and forming pools of blood. Blood leaking from the ceiling is also a common sight in demon territory.
* The original ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' had two Evil planes, one on the back of one of the pantheon of gods, and the second within the body of said god. It's not a pretty sight. The sequel replaced the second plane with a maddening [[AlienGeometries maze crawl]] through that god's ''mind''.
* The Hell level in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' is distinctly covered in gore.
* The computer game ''VideoGame/AncientEvil'' has a variant -- the walls of Hell are made of what seem to be human flesh and bone, with a pond forming from the blood.
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' features such a setting in the caves beneath Monkey Island, referred to [[ContinuityNod in a later game]] as "The Caverns of Meat."
* While not strictly "Hell" in the traditional sense, the pain elemental Chzo (a.k.a. "[[Quotes/MindRape the King]]") from the ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'' games is not so much an entity as an entire hellish dimension, a labyrinth of fleshy tunnels from which there is no escape. That, FYI, [[FateWorseThanDeath includes death]]: Chzo feeds off of suffering, and he not only tortures his prisoners into becoming mindless, mutilated slaves, but he [[AndIMustScream keeps them alive for all eternity]].
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Coldharbour is the [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]] of Molag Bal, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[TheCorrupter Domination and Corruption]]. The ground is sludge, the sky is on fire, and the [[EvilIsDeathlyCold air is freezing]]. It resembles a ruined and desecrated copy of Nirn that is filled with suffering and "spattered" with blood and excrement. It contains charnel houses full of the dead and slave pens beyond count. The smell of the place alone is enough to kill most mortals, and it is said that no mortals willingly visit this place except in error. You get to venture into Coldharbour yourself in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]''.
** The Deadlands are the Daedric realm of Mehrunes Dagon, the Daedric Prince of [[DestroyerDeity Destruction]]. They have more of a FireAndBrimstoneHell aesthetic, with the buildings having some AlienGeometries, but they also have elements of this trope. You get to visit the Deadlands in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''.
* The DarkWorld in ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' and ''The Room''. Naturally, it's ''very'' symbolic.
* Gluttony in ''VideoGame/DantesInferno''.
* The [[BonusDungeon Claret Hollows]] in ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey''.
* The Domain of Pain in ''VideoGame/GuildWars''.
** Also the Depths of Madness, which is a bloodstained mountain region.
* Hell in the first ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' consisted of what seems to be bony walls filled with blood. The Nest in ''Hellfire'' was even more organic, but less infernal.
** {{Averted|Trope}} in ''Diablo II'', where some parts of Hell look like [[FloatingContinent islands floating in the void]]. Other areas have the classic rivers of flame.
** ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' plays it in-between, with hell consisting of a dry, bony landscape paved with what turns out to be the skin of flayed demons.
* [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Infinity]] from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' is the game's Hell analogue where [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathevans]] and his demon horde are {{sealed|EvilInACan}}, and is completely made out of ''pulsating flesh''.
* In ''Holy Diver'', the second stage is titled "Zoumotsu Zigoku," which roughly translates to "entrails hell."
* In ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might and Magic: Heroes VI]]'', several structures associated with the Inferno faction and Sheogh, the demon's prison dimension, appear to be composed of flesh.
* One of the endings of ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' is preceded by a scene in a dark void on top of a platform of flesh while blood rains from above.
* The ultimate punishment for the gluttonous in ''VideoGame/{{Afterlife}}'' has them sewn into the intestines of an archdemon, with a tube connecting their mouths to their neighbor's stomachs. Their revulsion at the meals consumed by their host causes an endless chain-reaction of vomiting, and structure description is even interrupted by the narrator getting sick. And you thought ''Film/TheHumanCentipede'' was unpleasant.
* Domains in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' are dimensional distortions created by demons to serve as bases that impinge on the real world. They mostly consist of masses of fused flesh and AlienGeometries coexisting uneasily. Once you're trapped in one, the only way to escape is to kill the demon who made the Domain.
* As of version 1.2 of ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', worlds in the game may spawn with an alternative to the Corruption, the Crimson. It's mechanically the same thing, but new, blood-and-viscera-themed monsters are running around, Shadow Orbs are replaced with Demon Hearts, and Demonite ore is replaced with Crimtane.
* The "[[PlanetHeck Heck]]" biome in ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' consists mostly of flesh blocks, brain blocks, and "plants" that resemble organs that drop flesh when harvested. The Heck objects (Altars, Chests, lights, etc.) are also made of flesh. It has since been removed, but Alien planets may have the "Flesh" biome that is a somewhat downplayed variant - fleshy ground, spikes, fleshy "trees", and a fleshy biome-specific monster: the Hemogoblin.
** The ''VideoGame/FrackinUniverse'' megamod has since resurrected the heck biome in the form of the Atropus planets. Flesh and brains, oceans of blood and pus, twisted plantlife, horrible monstrosities, and keening background sounds make for a truly terrifying experience. Oh, and landing without the appropriate protections will drive you insane, meaning that your controls are reversed, your defense drops constantly, and you start hearing voices urging you to kill yourself.
* One popular GameMod for ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', called "Biomes O'Plenty", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin adds dozens of new biomes to the game]], a few of them in the Nether, ''Minecraft''[='=]s version of Hell. One of them, "Visceral Heap", plays this trope straight.
* ''Paranoiascape'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUaDPpCwwOM a very obscure PS1 game is all about this.]]


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'' has all kinds of hell, but Drip's lair certainly fits this trope, the entire landscape made up of the bodies of those guilty of the sin of Lust.
* The [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003959 Land of Pulse and Haze]] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Kagerou}}'': Vast swathes of the BlackBugRoom that is Kano Jurgen's mind comprise cavernous rooms made of red, lumpy, veiny flesh. The doors to some of these are even [[http://www.electric-manga.com/22/26.html labeled]] [[http://www.electric-manga.com/22/28.html for your]] [[http://www.kagerou.org/46/05.html convenience]].
* ''Webcomic/DemonEater'' might qualify, although it's ambiguous whether this actually Hell or merely another dimension with an utterly bizarre ecosystem. So far at least we've never seen any humans there, alive or dead.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheBlackDog'', probably the closest trope we have to what Rhoda saw of [[http://orderoftheblackdog.com/comic.php?pid=20130607 the astral plane]].
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', Bloddengogga is the home of Demons and the afterlife for the ChaoticEvil. Its ground is meaty and dotted with gigantic eyeballs, while its trees have hands for leaves and are dotted with lipless, eyeless faces.

[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'': The Queen of Pain. It is an [[AlmightyIdiot an animin]], an EldritchAbomination that has ascended to the [[DivineRanks fourth singularity]] and yet isn't self-aware. It takes the form of a nation-sized mass of flesh that imprisons the worst of the worst inside of its body and uses its nanotech to [[AndIMustScream horribly torture them for all eternity]].
* The Literature/NESGodzillaCreepypasta includes some truly nightmarish versions of this in Zenith.