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In this film the ship has come back from apparently another dimension, are there any clues of where it might have been or what was there? I know there is mention Hell a few times but i was never sure throughout the film whether this was meant to be taken literally?

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    I think you're not supposed to know where the ship was. It's much scarier if you don't, actually. According to H.P.Lovecraft: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”. The less you know, the creepier it is. – LarissaGodzilla Mar 31 '14 at 11:03
  • Fair enough and true! It was a pretty scary film and I guess not knowing contributed to this – Srb1313711 Mar 31 '14 at 11:10
  • There's a popular fan theory that it went through The Bleed from the WH40K universe, but of course, that's not canon. – FuzzyBoots Mar 31 '14 at 11:37
  • "The Warp"... "The Bleed" is from Wildstorm comics. – FuzzyBoots Mar 31 '14 at 17:08

Although the script is pretty vague, there's enough contextual clues to make a reasonable assumption that the ship was actually in hell.

  • The distress call literally translates as "Save yourself. From Hell"
  • Justins states that he's been in "The other place", again a clear reference to Hell
  • The script refers to Miller being shown "VISIONS FROM HELL"
  • Wow thats pretty grim! – Srb1313711 Mar 31 '14 at 11:44
  • Maybe it was intended (by the directors) to be hell. But it can't be hell if wasn't discovered before the term was coined, can it? As such, it can be like hell but it cannot be 'the hell', imho. Just my philosophical 2 cents. – LarissaGodzilla Mar 31 '14 at 12:37
  • @LarissaGodzilla Eh, people read stories about China before landing their ships there, right? – FuzzyBoots Mar 31 '14 at 12:39
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    I could tell prospective employees/co-workers "save yourself. from hell." and not actually mean that my workplace is literally hell. – phantom42 Mar 31 '14 at 13:07
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    Heaven is heaven, hell is often referred to as the other place in literature. – Valorum Mar 31 '14 at 13:59

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