Explore the haunt known as Hell House LLC
Halloween films don’t come around nearly as often as they should. I’m talking about the holiday, not the franchise that covers the butcher knife-wielding brother of Laurie Strode; those are always hanging around. 2014 saw the release of The Houses October Built, and while that certainly seemed like a promising concept, it ultimately fell flat for most viewers. But the idea of a mysterious haunt, that was pretty interesting, and that’s exactly what Hell House LLC seems to be focusing on.
Here’s what we know:
Approximately an hour into opening night, chaos erupted amongst the tour-goers. As they decended the stairs to the basement, witnesses reported hearing screams from below but thought it was part of the show. They soon realized that the screams were in fact real and something was going very wrong in the basement.
What resulted was a bottleneck traffic-jam of tour-goers coming down the stairs and others trying to flee, trapping many people in the basement as something unexplained took place.
The fire department and EMTs showed up almost immediately and began assisting the tour-goers who had escaped the house. Eventually the emergency workers were forced to break down the unexplainably locked doors of the haunted tour and discovered bodies. By morning the number dead totaled fifteen, including tour-goers and Hell
To this day nobody knows what happened inside the haunted tour or how fifteen people died. This documentary answers those questions.
So yeah – this seems like a pretty fun little backstory that will carry us nicely into the film. I must admit, I’m intrigued, and I always feel like the faux-documentary is one of the best utilizations of the found Footage sub genre. We hope to have more to share with you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.