HELL HOUSE LLC ORIGINS: THE CARMICHAEL MANOR REVIEW
Oh so very spooky scary month is back and when the witching hour is upon us and theaters are shutting down for the night, a great honoured tradition is to gather up old trashy stabby horror film franchises and binge till morning. Long running found footage film series Hell House LLC is back with a 4th installment and origin story called Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor. This film focuses on modern day true crime bloggers investigating the brutal murders that originally took place at the hotel. Way back in the 80s, Catherine Carmichael (Cayla Berejikian) and Margaret Carmichael (Victoria Andrunik) are mysteriously slashed to death and brother Patrick Carmichael (Gideon Berger) has disappeared. Modern day sexy couple super sleuths Margot Bentley (Bridget Rose Perrotta) and Rebecca Vickers (Destiny Leilani Brown) review the case files and search for clues to find the Carmichael family’s killer. Along with alcoholic brother Chase Bentley (James Liddell), the in-over-their-heads coeds will stay at the manor and find out that sometimes the horror of a life ended abruptly remains long after death. Also there are clown mannequins. But of course there are, because it’s a Hell House LLC movie. Bradly, Jordan, and Sarah Jane discuss tension building as an art form, what makes a haunted house work when mashed with the found footage genre, and give a shout out to the scariest clown performance of all time. Maybe it’s not who you think!? Have a listen to find out.
DIRECTED BY: Stephen Cognetti
STARRING: Bridget Rose Perrotta, Destiny Leilani Brown, James Liddell, Gideon Berger, Cayla Berejikian, Victoria Andrunik, Darin F. Earl II, Searra Sawka, Thomas J. Cipriano, Michael Caprioli, Celeste Cicon, Marlene Williams, Dayna Michelle Kurtz, Joe Bandelli, Robert Savakinus
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
Sarah Jane (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Sarah Jane was born and raised in Southern California but currently calls Austin, TX her home. She’s seen over 5,700 movies so far with zero plans on stopping. She has a penchant for all things exploitation, and she loves Godzilla with all her heart. Her favorite films are Deep Red, Le Samourai, and Miller’s Crossing. When she isn’t watching movies, she’s busy herding her four cats, her husband, and her 11-year-old kiddo. She’s been a contributor to TalkFilmSociety, Daily Grindhouse, FThisMovie!, Looper, and the Austin Chronicle. You can find her on Twitter and Letterboxd at @fookthis.
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