Hell Fest reached back in time to the world of trailers from the 1980s for inspiration for the film’s newest video and poster. The trailer has an ’80s vibe – and color palette – and provides old-school jump scares.
The cast of the horror film includes Amy Forsyth (Rise, Beautiful Boy), Reign Edwards (The Bold and The Beautiful, Snowfall), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Voltron, The Killing), Christian James (Nashville, Exposed), Roby Attal (The Long Road Home, Red Eleven), Matt Mercurio (Black Lightning, The Resident), and Tony Todd (Candyman, The Man From Earth).
Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) directed from a script by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, and Akela Cooper, with the story by William Penick, Christopher Sey, and Stephen Susco. Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) and Tucker Tooley (Limitless, Den of Thieves) served as producers and Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Happy Death Day) provided the score.
CBS Films and Lionsgate have set a September 28, 2018 theatrical release date. Hell Fest‘s rated R for horror violence and language including some sexual references.
The Hell Fest Plot:
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. Every 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.