If you’ve ever experienced grief, you know its a hopeless, all-consuming thing that changes you fundamentally as a person, depending on how close you were to the individual that died.

For Channel Zero’s The No-End House (2017), the main character Margot, played by Amy Forsyth, is reeling from the death of her father, played by the amazing John Carroll Lynch, a year prior from when we open on the second season of the horror anthology series.

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With Hell House LLC: Lake of Fire, I was glad to see the format went back to the first one and not the second, where it was more of a set-up to the punchline that was the third’s ending. I much prefer being with the people/crew as they’re getting haunted and not having the story told to me through third-person vignettes and camera jumps. It takes one out of the story. (I gave Hell House LLC: 2 a 7/10 overall rating on my Twitter because of this.)

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At first, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. It looked like it was filmed on an old IPhone camera, despite some recognizable faces in the film, like David Caruso from CSI: Miami fame and Josh Lucas (Lincoln Lawyer, American Psycho) as Hank.

But as the story went on, I wondered what the correlation between two seemingly unrelated events were.

Monster Rating: 8/10

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The Perfection starts off interestingly enough, with the focus on Allison Williams’ (Get Out) Charlotte whose mother just died. There’s a cut to her, Charlotte, screaming in a chair while watching her dead mother in the bed, which is quickly gone, reverting to her normal staring. From this, I understood we weren’t supposed to be comfortable with this Charlotte. (The actress’s role in Get Out already had me concerned with her character in this role to be fair. That was an iconic role.)

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