Every day of the week, a full free movie of the day is posted on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel — but Fridays get a little crazier and a little more fun. Start your weekend right by being pampered Friday Fright Nights† Every Friday we watch a different genre movie that you can watch in its entirety for free on the YouTube channel linked above or in the video embedded here.
We’re making this Friday even more terrifying with writer/director Stephen Cognetti’s director’s cut of his 2015 found footage horror film Hell House LLC† Don’t be put off too early by the description of the found images. While many films of this style can be quite disappointing, this is one that is well-crafted, intriguing, and often effectively creepy.
Hell House LLC tells the following story:
Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the deaths of 15 tour visitors and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour at the long-abandoned Abbadon Hotel, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
The movie stars Ryan Jennifer, Danny Bellini, Gore Abrams, Jared Hacker, Adam Schneider, Alice Bahlke, Phil Hess, Lauren A. Kennedy and Jeb Kreager… Yes, I’m sorry to break the found footage illusion, but those are on-screen actors, the tragedy at the Abaddon Hotel didn’t really happen. Although with names like “Gore”, “Hacker” and “Jeb Kreager”, these actors’ names sound more made up than their characters.
Hell House LLC is a movie that you can learn several lessons from, so let’s go through a few. First and foremost, this movie teaches us that it’s not a good idea to open a haunted house attraction in a hotel named after a demon, a hotel that also happens to be located in a city named after a demon. Second, when the inanimate clown-masked mannequins start moving in ways that shouldn’t be possible, don’t stay longer than the first night that happens. Third, sheets do not protect you from evil spirits. And lesson number four is the wisdom horror movies have been trying to teach us for years: don’t look in the basement and stay off the attic!
Haunted house attractions are an important part of any Halloween season, so the decision to make a found footage film set around the creation of one of those attractions – and to show footage of a tour of the location going horribly wrong – was a very smart one. Even if you can’t stand the average found footage movie, you may like this one. so give Hell House LLC a chance. After all, it’s free!