Director: Stephen Cognetti
Starring: Ryan Jennifer Jones, Danny Bellini, Gore Abrams, Jared Hacker, Adam Schneider
How to Watch: Hell House LLC is streaming on YouTube (for free) and Prime Video.
While Hell House LLC might be a low-budget film, it packs enough fright that would put any major horror blockbuster to shame. Another gem from the found-footage genre, Hell House LLC follows a young group of adults building their latest haunted-house attraction for Halloween. But as the film’s introduction quickly notes, something went horribly awry on the attraction’s opening night, with several attendees and staff mysteriously dying. As a documentarian ponders into the case by scouring through the staff’s camera footage, terrifying answers quickly begin to unravel, and you will have trouble sleeping after watching it.
Although Hell House LLC doesn’t have the best VFX quality for a horror film, it doesn’t really need it thanks to its masterful employment of slow-burn jumpscares, top-notch performances from its cast, and its incredible use of found footage in building tension and limiting what you can see just enough to make you imagine the worst. If you’re looking for a horror movie to watch with friends this Halloween that’ll truly scare everyone in the room, look no further. —Yasmeen Hamadeh
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