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Monday, October 30, 2023

What's on Tonight: HELL HOUSE LLC ORIGINS: THE CARMICHAEL MANOR (2023) Devil’s Night Debut + Reviews

Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor will have it's exclusive streaming Devil’s Night debut on Shudder and AMC+ on Monday October 30, 2023. The fourth film in writer/director Stephen Cognetti’s Hell House LLC franchise is produced by Joe Bandelli, with Joe Dain and Jim Klock executive producing for Terror Films Releasing. The film had its festival premiere at the Telluride Horror Show from October 13 to 15.

Stephen Cognetti explained: “Although this is the fourth film in the Hell House LLC series, I want fans to know that this is not a ‘part 4’ or a prequel. In making the Carmichael Manor, I wanted to create an original story within the Hell House LLC universe yet set it in the present day instead of making a precursor to the original trilogy,” Cognetti said of the film, ”As a filmmaker, the Carmichael Manor allowed me to explore some of the themes and origins from the hotel’s mythology, while introducing new characters and mysteries surrounding the events that took place in 1989 in a stand-alone origin story, one of several I hope to create.”

The story takes place in 2021 and follows a group of internet sleuths who travel to the remote Carmichael Manor. Located deep in the woods of Rockland County, New York, the estate is the site of the infamous 1989 Carmichael family murders that have gone unsolved to this day. What they discover are secrets that have been hidden away for decades and a terror that has been lurking in the shadows long before Hell House.


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“Those who missed the spine-tingling terror those unsettling clowns bring will find that here, but Cognetti keeps things feeling fresh with new faces and lurking terror in open spaces. Some even in broad daylight. Most of all, this installment demonstrates there’s still plenty left in the creative well for both scares and storytelling; stay through the credits for even more proof of this.” ★★★½ Bloody-Disgusting.com

“It isn’t just Cognetti’s solid deployment of the backstory that impresses; he and cinematographer Josh Layton also show a devious command of camera mechanics, vital to the subjective found-footage experience. The astute positioning and focus to suggest liminal terrors is almost on a par with J-horror’s sharper alumni, managing to wring fresh fear out of old staples such as sinister door-knocks…” ★★★★ TheGuardian.com

“This Hell House is definitely a step in the right direction after the middling third entry. If creator Stephen Cognetti can continue to craft noticeably clever scares in creative ways, who would not love to make a return trip to The Carmichael Manor? Perhaps this Origins will be the first in a long line of side entries—be sure to stick around after the credits for a little hint as to what else may be in store.” ★★★ JoshAtTheMovies.com

” …the fourth installment is a repeat of previous ideas and falls short of its potential. My deep appreciation for Hell House LLC and Cognetti’s inventive concepts on a minimal budget will always be something I respect. However, it also leads me to believe that this universe may have made more of an impact had it remained a standalone film.” ★★½ LoudAndClearReviews.com

“The narrative structure cleverly intertwines a nonlinear timeline, effectively weaving together the past and present storylines through the use of found footage. This approach not only adds depth to the overall plot but also offers a fresh perspective on the events that transpired. Additionally, the inclusion of survivors from the earlier movies adds another layer of intrigue…” ★★★½ VanessasNonSpoilers.com

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