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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.

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Gregory Plotkin

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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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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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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

Many of the characters walking around Hell Fest in the beginning are from Netherworld Haunted House in Georgia. Netherworld is in the top ten haunted attractions in the USA. See more »

Goofs

When Gavin goes back to try and get a prize for Natalie, he gets a text urging him to hurry up. He shakes his head and says "Asher," but the text screen shows that the text supposedly came from Natalie. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: That same guy has been following us the entire night!
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Featured in The Kill Count: Hell Fest (2018) (2019) See more »

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A great throwback slasher
4 October 2018 | by Werewolf_ReaperSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer it immediately reminded me of a throwback to the 70s 80s slasher films of before with a new age twist and my impressions were correct.

The story revolves around a group friends attending a huge event called hellfest on Halloween. A serial killer who has killed before at hellfest returns and targets them slowly stalking and killing his way towards his prey.

Its not super original but again its more of a simplistic throwback like Halloween (1978)

By far the best actor in the movie is Bex Taylor Klaus she carries this movie with her energy and solid acting chops. Tony Todd is reliable as always. I thought Christian James did a good job as well. The cast has some qwerky dialogue which is a nice touch helps the characters feel more realistic but they re under developed and more simple like again in friday the 13th or halloween.

The film starts a bit rough after the intro but gets its bearings and becomes stronger as it intensifies and by the end its on point. The color palette is very Argentoesque and the environment is great. While it does have pop up scares its expected with the haunted rides and houses.

The very end of the film is ok. It should have stopped 2 mins before it did and it would ve been better but I understand what they were going for.

While other critics may crap on this movie like Chris Stuckmann did I think its misplaced or they came in with expectations that were far too high for this horror film. Im a huge film buff and horror fan and I think overall this film knew what it was and didnt try to be anything different.

Its a solid film and for those expecting a fun ride enjoy hellfest. For those expecting a citizen kane or exorcist level horror film probably skip this one


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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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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