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Hell Fest (2018)

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A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

Director:

Gregory Plotkin

Writers:

Seth M. Sherwood (screenplay by), Blair Butler (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cynthea Mercado Cynthea Mercado ... Jodi (as Cynthia Mercado)
Stephen Conroy ... The Other
Amy Forsyth ... Natalie
Reign Edwards ... Brooke
Bex Taylor-Klaus ... Taylor
Christian James ... Quinn
Matt Mercurio ... Asher
Roby Attal ... Gavin
George Howard Adams ... Gate Guard (as George Adams)
Courtney Dietz ... Britney
Markus Silbiger ... Bored Carny Kid
Michael Tourek ... Security Guard
Tony Todd ... The Barker
Aaron Gillespie ... Stagehand
Cecil Elmore Jr. ... Cop (as Cecil Elmore)
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Storyline

Hell Fest is introduced as a horror theme park which travels across the country during the Halloween season. A young girl from Cincinnati is shown to be separated from her group during one of the mazes. There she is confronted by a masked figure known as "The Other" (Stephen Conroy). She recognizes The Other as a man who had been following her and her group of friends the entire night. The Other attacks the girl, stabbing her in the gut before hanging her. The young girl's corpse appears to blend in with the other prop bodies as The Other leaves the scene. Natalie (Amy Forsyth) is shown to be arriving at her former apartment where her best friend, Brooke (Reign Edwards), still resides. She greets her old friend but is disappointed to learn that a former classmate, Taylor (Bex Taylor-Klaus), whom Natalie does not get along with is living with her. Though Natalie's visit was planned, Brooke is shown to have been uncertain that Natalie would actually arrive as she had been distant of ...

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Taglines:

Terror Never Felt so Real. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The plot of this film is very similar to that of The Funhouse (1981). Both films also have similar tag lines. Hell Fest's is "Fun getting in. Hell getting out." The Funhouse's is "Pay to get in. Pray to get out." See more »

Goofs

After Taylor and Quinn are murdered when Brooke and Natalie are trying to escape from the killer, they are looking for an exit from the park. Brooke and Natalie run into the entrance to Hell, because Brooke says it might be an exit. The front is clearly an entrance to an attraction, so there is no way anyone would have thought it would have been an exit from the park. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: That same guy has been following us the entire night!
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Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Hell Fest (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoul'da Been You
Written by Maurice Todd Alston (as Maurice T. Alston)
Performed by D'Quest
Courtesy of 21 Dreamz
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User Reviews

 
It was decent
3 October 2018 | by georgemjsSee all my reviews

Pro - -> Liked the premise in a theme/scare park -> The villain has a frightening presence, great mask -> Filled with action from the beginning

Con - -> Didn't care about any of the characters/potential victims -> Very little clarity about the killer and his motivations -> Was too predictable

I think it is worth a watch for horror fans, better as a rental than seeing it in the cinema.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Fest See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,130,963, 30 September 2018

Gross USA:

$11,107,431

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,159,691
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1.85 : 1
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