- Hell House LLC is a 2015 American found-footage horror film written and directed by Stephen Cognetti and produced by Fbi Films. The film, shot as a documentary, follows a group of Halloween haunted house creators as they prepare for the 2009 opening of their popular haunted attraction, Hell House.
People also ask
What is the movie Hell House about?
Is Hell House LLC True?
Is the hell house haunted?
Is there a sequel to Hell House?
Hell House LLC is a 2015 American found-footage horror film written and directed by Stephen Cognetti and produced by Fbi Films. The film, shot as a documentary, follows a group of Halloween haunted house creators as they prepare for the 2009 opening of their popular haunted attraction, Hell House. Tragedy strikes on opening night when an unknown "malfunction" causes the death of fifteen tour-goers and staff. The film reveals the lead-up to the tragedy and documenting what exactly went wrong that
- Stephen Cognetti
- October 16, 2015 (Telluride Horror Show), November 1, 2016
- Joe Bandelli, Matt DePaola
- Ryan Jennifer, Danny Bellini, Gore Abrams, Jared Hacker, Adam Schneider, Alice Bahlke
Nov 01, 2016 · Directed by Stephen Cognetti. With Gore Abrams, Alice Bahlke, Danny Bellini, Theodore Bouloukos. Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
- Stephen Cognetti
- Not Rated
- 2 min
Verified Purchase. Though this documentary was released in 2003, the Christian brainwashing of highly impressionable children and lesser intelligent adults continues to this day, and the ridiculous "message" of the church in charge of the titular Hell House puts that well into perspective.
- George Ratliff
Hell House is a 2002 documentary that was directed by George Ratliff that focuses on the idea of a hell house, a Christian-themed haunted attraction, in Cedar Hill, Texas. The film follows the youth group of the Cedar Hill Trinity Church, documenting the work involved in creating the hell house, the performances themselves, and the personal ...
- Bubba and Matt Kadane
- Trinity Church Youth Group
- October 1, 2002
- Zachary Mortensen, Devorah DeVries
Oct 21, 2020 · While Hell House LLC does a great job seeding in the lore of the Abaddon Hotel, neither the hotel nor the story behind it are true. The filmmakers actually shot the movie on location at the Waldorf Estate of Fear haunted house attraction in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.
Mar 10, 2002 · Hell House. Not Rated | 1h 25min | Documentary | 10 March 2002 (USA) Each Halloween, youth members of Trinity Church, Texas construct a 'Hell House'; a modern-day fire-and-brimstone sermon, presented in the form of a haunted house, seen by over 10,000 visitors each year.
- George Ratliff
- Not Rated
The movie takes the form of a documentary regarding this tragedy that occurred at Hell House, this Halloween haunted house attraction. Apparently, there were several deaths and there was a lot of...
- Found Footage Cinematography
- Filming Reason
- Found Footage Purity
- Additional Resources
Hell House LLCis shot with a combination of in-film cameras including handheld video camcorders, surveillance cameras, a head mounted camera, and a cell phone. Further, additional cameras capture news footage and the documentary scenes. Hell House LLC does a good job distinguishing the found footage and documentary footage. All of the found footage scenes are shot at a 16:9 aspect ratio, while the documentary scenes are shot in letterbox with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. To the credit of the actors and cinematography, the interviews during the documentary portions of Hell House LLCpresent as authentic. Also noteworthy is the choreography and composition of the documentary scenes, which includes the insertion of still photographs, text labels, and strategically placed incidental music as one would expect in a made-for-television documentary. The found footage segments in Hell House LLCare shot very consistently and are forgivingly steady compared to films typically created in this genre. T...
The filming reasons used throughout Hell House LLC are exceptional. As explained early in the film, the Hell House crew are instructed to film everything using their handheld video camera to help improve the haunt for next season and provide footage for fans of the haunt. Additionally, since the characters are also living in the hotel while they set up the haunt, they also exhibit their natural tendency to film social activities as well, which blends nicely with the “business end” of the filming. In addition to the handheld video camera, the film also employs a head mounted video camera used for a walkthrough of the haunt. Surveillance cameras are used to monitor the activity in each section of the haunt and ensure the safety of the patrons and Hell House crew. Finally, the documentary portions of the film were filmed intentionally to create a record of what took place that horrific evening of October 8, 2009.
While the visuals and filming reasons are very well-executed across Hell House LLC, unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the audio during the found footage scenes. Presumably to build-up tension, HellHouse LLC contains overt sound design and background music during key sequences of the film. While sound design and incidental music are appropriate and expected in traditional narratively shot films, these tropes stand-out as artificial when inserted in the middle of a found footage film that otherwise has no background music—other than the environmental audio from known sources within the film. Hell House LLC does a wonderful job building tension through character building and plot setup, and in this reviewer’s opinion, would easily succeed without the crutch of sound design and background music. As we’ve discussed with many films on Found Footage Critic, sound design must be used very subtly in the found footage genre so not to stand out. Hell House LLC effectively uses sound d...
The acting across Hell House LLC is very well done. It would be fair to say that Hell House LLC has no real standout star, but is rather the product of a great team effort and performance by the entire ensemble cast that makes up the film. Ryan Jennifer does a great job playing the quiet and reserved Sara, boyfriend to Alex, the owner of Hell House. Gore Abrams as Paul performs exceptionally as the jokester of the group, who because of his reputation no one believes when he asserts that something strange is going on in the hotel. Danny Bellini does a good job as Alex, the business-minded, no-nonsense owner of Hell House, who is singularly focused on the success of the opening day of the haunt. Jared Hacker as Tony and Adam Schneider as Andrew both perform admirably as Alex’s key technical hands responsible for configuring the props. This core group of actors work very well together and maintain a believable chemistry and synergy. Lauren A. Kennedy performs wonderfully in her role as...
The found footage genre is a natural vehicle for Halloween themed films, yet ironically, the genre is surprisingly short of titles. The most noteworthy Halloween found footage film is The Houses October Built 2014, which like Hell House LLC, shares a haunted house theme. Another upcoming Halloween film is The Trick or Treaters (2015), due out in 2017. Hell House LLC has an interesting premise, which is further bolstered by the addition of footage covering the setup of the Haunted House—of which this reviewer would have liked to see more of. The Houses October Built 2014, offers an equally as interesting peek at the subculture behind haunts and those who follow them. Many found footage fans are fascinated with Halloween, and any insight a film can offer into the inner workings of the holiday would be openly embraced by fans of the genre. Hell House LLC creates a very dark and foreboding atmosphere which is reinforced by the hotel’s horrific backstory. Using this setup, the film sets...