Fun Getting In. Hell Getting Out.
Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, Tony Todd, Amy Forsyth, Michael Tourek, Courtney Dietz, Christian James
|Screenplay||Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, Akela Cooper, William Penick, Christopher Sey|
|Editing||David Egan, Gregory Plotkin|
|Produced by||Tucker Tooley Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures|
|Language||Frequent Strong use of crude langauge. This could be morally harmful to children as this type of langauge is often 'normalised' as a way of speech that is never corrected or admonished.|
|Violence||Strong impact and Frequent Violence is intertwined with the Horror scary aspects. This includes brutal killings, being stalked, screaming victims, goty, gruesome scenes, as well as no repercussions for the antagonist doing the serial murders.|
|Comments||Contains scenes of horror. Themes include intertwined Horror and Violence, with friends both male and female celebrating an annual Halloween, carnival, theme park called Hell Fest. Innocent celebrators are murdered as the disguised murderer, serial killer walks amongst the crowd with a mask on. The distance between reality and fantasy is very slim in this production, making the murders bloody, gory, gruesome and violent in such a way that even the protagonists sometimes question what is real and what is fantasy. Typical to the Horror genre, Hell Fest draws on the audiences most existential fears, paranoia's, and is designed to scare, terrify and petrify. Added to this mix of terrifying visuals and content are the CGI (computer Graphic Imagery) effects as well as the effects of sound in the theatre release format. All combined, this film does exactly what it promises to do - petrify! It is terrifying.|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for horror violence, and language including some sexual references|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Leandra Engelbrecht Hell Fest is a bland appetiser in the lead up to Halloween. It overuses familiar tropes of the slasher horror genre and doesn't bring anything original to the table.
Jim Judy There’s nothing here that’s remarkable, engaging or memorable.
Tomatometer Hell Fest might give less demanding horror fans a few decent reasons to scream, but it’s neither clever nor frightening enough to leave much of an impression.
Jeffrey M. Anderson Horror fans may enjoy grisly, creepy carnival slasher.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 45%