15 people died on the opening night a Halloween haunted house attraction. A documentary crew revisits the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
The original cut of Hell House LLC premiered at Telluride back in October of 2015, but as of today you can own the extended director’s cut on DVD. This version of the film is not slated for a digital release, but physical copies are available from the film’s site.
The new cut of the film is closer to the original vision, and restores several previously removed sequences. This includes an intentional effort to deepen character development, and several shots that have been restored to the basement sequence.
The edits to the basement sequence largely center on VFX heavy shots that were cut due to budget constraints and other reasons, but are helpful to the film. They give the October 2009 incident a bit more weight, and bring the scope of what’s happening to full realization.
Fans of the original film will also be interested to see the special features on the DVD. This includes a commentary track for the director’s cut, behind the scenes footage and photos, a handful of deleted scenes (some of which made it into the director’s cut), audition tapes for several actors, and an unreleased trailer for the film.
All in all, it’s a great bit of content for the fans of Hell House LLC. Aside from providing a closer look at the production and an extended version of the movie, it also benefits the sequel. Profits from the DVD release of Hell House LLC will go to benefit the production of Hell House LLC 2: The Abaddon Hotel.
You can read Frightday’s review of Hell House LLC here.