“Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor,” a new chapter in the “Hell House LLC” series from Shudder, tells the events that follow the terrible conclusion of the third part in addition to providing a gripping genesis narrative. The thriller, which is helmed by Cognetti, centres on Magot Bentley, who chooses to investigate a cold case involving a family slaughter by spending five days at a haunted mansion. Given Margot’s fascination with paranormal inquiry and the fact that a documentary has focused on her career as an amateur investigator, it seems sense to be curious about any real-life influences she might have had.
Margot Bentley is a Fictional Character
The character of Margot Bentley is not based on a true paranormal investigator, sorry. Playing the seemingly imaginary character Margot Bentley, actress Bridget Rose Perrotta makes her feature film acting debut. Margot Bentley plays a paranormal investigator and amateur detective who is fixated on cold cases in the movie. Margot is well-known in the paranormal research field and is credited with starting an online blog dedicated to amateur investigations. The film gives Margot’s character some backstory and explains her affinity with haunted locales, but it doesn’t delve into detail about her past or compare her to any real-life characters.
Margot’s persona can be interpreted as a reflection of the rise in popularity of web blogs concerning paranormal investigation in recent years. Author and director Stephen Cognetti stated during a discussion about the film’s conception that he was enthralled with the thought of constructing a background for the cult at the Abaddon Hotel, which is a significant part of the franchise’s mythology. As a result, it is clear that the fourth installment is a fictional story that, like its predecessors, does not draw inspiration from any real people to create its cast of characters. But because the movie is presented in a found video style, Margot’s performance feels quite realistic.
The film follows Margot as she looks into the unsolved Carmichael family murders. But as the film comes to a close, a shocking revelation indicates that Margot has a closer relationship with the evil that is responsible for the terror at the Carmichael Manor. It is safe to conclude that Margot is a fictional character given her relationship to the franchise as a whole. A documentary that looks at the footage Margot took and includes commentary from two other paranormal researchers who knew Margot, presents Margot’s experiences at the haunted Carmichael Manor.
When Margot’s story is told in a documentary style, viewers are given the impression that Margot is experiencing the eerie events firsthand. On the other hand, Margot’s other personality traits make her more relatable to the audience and humanise the character. For example, despite the scepticism surrounding the field of paranormal research or ghost hunting, Margot continues her interest for unsolved crimes and paranormal incidents, bringing a relatable element to her job. Margot’s character is emotionally resonant because to the deep internal tension she has in her relationships with her brother Chase, who is recovering from mental health challenges, and her supporting girlfriend Rebecca.