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Exclusive “HELL HOUSE LLC ORIGINS: THE CARMICHAEL MANOR” clip has your number

Monday, October 23, 2023 | Exclusives, News


Strange calls signpost the haunting in the latest in the paranormal film franchise.

Terror Films Releasing’s HELL HOUSE LLC ORIGINS: THE CARMICHAEL MANOR, the fourth film in the series by writer/director Stephen Cognetti, will make its exclusive streaming premiere on Shudder October 30 during the “Devil’s Night” showcase. The movie will also screen tomorrow, October 24 at New York City’s IFC Center as part of the Shudder Showcase, followed by a Q&A with Cognetti moderated by the streamer’s Sam Zimmerman. Bridget Rose Perrotta, Destiny Leilani Brown, James Liddell, Gideon Berger, Cayla Berejikian and Victoria Andrunik star; the synopsis: “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.”

“Although this is the fourth film in the HELL HOUSE LLC series,” Cognetti says, “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. 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.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).