‘The truth was more terrifying than they ever imagined.’
Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel is a 2018 American found footage paranormal horror feature film written and directed by Stephen Cognetti. The movie stars Jillian Geurts, Vasile Flutur, Joy Shatz, Dustin Austen, Brian David Tracy, Kyle Ingleman, Amanda K. Morales, and Laura Frenzer. It is obviously a sequel 2015 film, Hell House LLC.
It is eight years after the opening night tragedy of Hell House LLC and many unanswered questions still remain. Thanks to an anonymous tip, an investigative journalist (Jillian Geurts) is convinced that key evidence is hidden inside the abandoned Abaddon Hotel – evidence that will shed light on the hotel’s mysteries and many unsolved deaths and disappearances. She assembles a team to break into the hotel in hopes of discovering the truth. But the source of the tip and the secrets of the Abaddon Hotel are more horrifying than any of them could have imagined…
“Hell House LLC II’s smorgasbord of spooks simply doesn’t gel. Go all-in on the satanic backstory while doubling down on insidious subtlety and the sequel’s scare factor would be distinctly dark and unsettling. Mixing in random clowns, ghouls wearing simple makeup, and other one-off oddities compounds the appearance of flinging disparate creeps at a wall without worrying where, or if, they will stick.” Culture Crypt
“Cognetti duplicates the mood and frights of the original, remaining adept at capturing a pervasive sense of dread – though all the most unnerving bits of business are holdovers from the first film – notably the clown/corpse “props” that suddenly blink or turn their heads. It’s well-crafted and acted, and the on-screen debate about earlier events cannily neuters the usual found footage credibility arguments…” HorrorScreams VideoVault
“This is creepy at times with some decent moments of horror, but only really in the middle part with the first and last thirds not as effective. I guess when it comes down to it I was a bit disappointed, I had high hopes and they were squashed, this isn’t terrible by any means it just is a poor imitation of a much better film.” The Rotting Zombie
“The footage from the house is a reasonably good collection of jump scares leading up to a final reveal. Without the breaks killing the mood and pretty much giving away the big secret it would have been an above-average film […] Give Stephen Cognetti credit for trying to expand the found footage format and freshen it up, but it’s a failed experiment.” Voices from the Balcony
Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel was released by Terror Films on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video on September 14, 2018, with a wider digital release scheduled for January 4, 2019. A second sequel, Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire, was released in October 2019.
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