19 Sep Review: Hell House LLC III
2019s Hell House LLC III
Yep, you guessed it. Some more dumb people are going in to the Abbadon Hotel. And I think the title is too long for me to type over and over, so I’m just going to refer to it at 3 during my review. Fair enough?
3 brings us back to the Abbadon hotel in the third movie in the Hell House franchise, and is a Shudder exclusive which dropped today. This time, a wealthy financier is putting a production of Faust in the Abbadon, even while know some of the strange and horrifying past of the hotel. A reporter, who took the place of the reporter from the last movie, is invited in and allowed to document everything. And yes, ghostly hijinks ensue.
I’m not a found footage guy at all, but I’ll admit that the first one was really good and managed to give me the willies and gooseys multiple times. The second one was just a disappointment, so I went in here with pretty low expectations. And I was pleasantly surprised!
The acting is about the same quality, some dumb decisions by people like in all found footage, but this one again was able to give me the willies a few times. I had the movie on Roku private viewing (which means the sound is pumped directly into my headphones. Try it. Really enhances the movies.), so I had the full effect of the sound tricks that movies like this use.
The ending is a little bit weird and it lost some points for me there, but didn’t ruin the experience. I was glad I watched it, and thanks to Shudder for keeping new stuff coming our way.