You’re invited to a killer experience as CBS Films and Lionsgate are releasing Hell Fest later on this year. The story follows a group of friends as they attend a horror-themed amusement park on Halloween, and you can guess how well that goes. Now, we had our first glimpse of what to expect as the first trailer was released a little while ago, but now the gory red-band trailer has been released. You can watch it below:
Hell Fest stars Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Roby Attal, Matt Mercurio and Tony Todd. Gregory Plotkin directs from a script penned by Seth M. Sherwood and Blair Butler. Gale Anne Hurd and Tucker Tooley are the producers.
The official synopsis reads:
“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.
College student NATALIE (Forsyth) is visiting her childhood best friend BROOKE (Edwards) and her roommate TAYLOR (Taylor-Klaus). If it was any other time of year these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, but it is Halloween which means that like everyone else they will be bound for HELL FEST – a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. Ever year thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares.
But for one visitor, Hell Fest is not the attraction – it is a hunting ground. An opportunity to slay in plain view of a gawking audience, too caught up in the terrifyingly fun atmosphere to recognize the horrific reality playing out before their eyes. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowds continues to rise, he turns his masked face to NATALIE, BROOKE, TAYLOR and their boyfriends who will fight to survive the night.
A terrifying thrill ride from iconic horror producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator) and director Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Editor – Get Out, Happy Death Day), this September, audiences will discover that it’s fun going in… but it’s hell getting out.”
I wouldn’t say the premise of this film is entirely unique. I’m getting major Funhouse Massacre vibes and the trailer really makes me think of Rooster Teeth’s upcoming comedy-horror, Blood Fest. That being said, just because it’s not a brand new idea doesn’t mean it can’t be done well and horror fans won’t enjoy it. It looks like a good old scare fest and I am certainly looking forward to watching it.
Hell Fest will be released on September 28.
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