Hell as Total Annihilation?

If you’ve never seen the film Pan’s Labyrinth, I highly recommend it, with the caveat that you’ll be disturbed. One scene in particular was burned into my mind since the first viewing, and it had nothing to do with the monsters or fantastical creatures (which are all amazingly rendered), but with human-on-human violence. The bad guy in the film is perhaps the most evil, wicked man I have ever seen in a story. You want absolutely terrible…