Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire now filming, to be released on Shudder

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Hell House LLC Stephen Cognetti

Writer/director Stephen Cognetti and producer Joe Bandelli, the creative team behind the found footage horror films HELL HOUSE LLC and HELL HOUSE LLC II: THE ABADDON HOTEL, are now wrapping up their trilogy with HELL HOUSE LLC III: LAKE OF FIRE, which began filming on May 1st and will premiere exclusively on the Shudder streaming service later this year.

Featuring the return of HELL HOUSE LLC stars Ryan Jennifer Jones, Danny Bellini, Gore Abrams, Adam Schneider, Theodore Bouloukos, and Jared Hacker, along with HELL HOUSE LLC II stars Joy Shatz, Jillian Geurts, and Brian David Tracy (as "demonic former Abaddon Hotel owner Andrew Tully"), this installment in the series has the following synopsis: 

In HELL HOUSE LLC III: LAKE OF FIRE, guests both past and present will be forced to battle for their souls as all is revealed about the infamous Abaddon Hotel and the evil that dwells there. 

Set one year after the events of Hell House LLC II, the hotel is on the verge of being torn down when it is purchased by billionaire Russell Wynn (Gabriel T. Chytry) as the new home for his popular interactive show, Insomnia. He invites journalist Venessa Sheppard (Elizabeth Vermilyea) and her crew to record everything happening inside the hotel leading up to the performance, but they soon encounter a more nefarious plot, one that threatens to unleash a veritable hell on earth. 

HELL HOUSE LLC III is a collaboration between Shudder and Terror Films. Shudder manager Craig Engler had this to say about the new project:

The Hell House LLC franchise on Shudder has been hugely popular, and our worldwide premiere of Hell House LLC 2 last year was one of our most watched films ever. We couldn’t be more thrilled to premiere the final chapter of this epically terrifying series exclusively on Shudder!"

Terror Films president Joe Dain added: 

Hell House III will be taking a cue from the original Hell House LLC, returning to its roots to capture the same intensity and fear that fans and critics alike fell in love with. We’re thrilled to be continuing our distribution partnership with Stephen and Joe, and I couldn’t think of a better way to premiere the film than on Shudder."

Dain went on to reveal that the franchise will be continuing on beyond the HELL HOUSE feature films: 

It’s our hope that this third and final installment will not only satisfy the multitude of questions from fans from all over the world, but also act as an exciting precursor for The Abaddon Tapes — a limited series currently in development, which will expand on the history of the Abaddon Hotel, the now infamous setting of the franchise."

I haven't seen the HELL HOUSE movies, since I tend to be put off my the found footage style, but it sounds like this is a good time to be a fan of the franchise.

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