Movie review: Hell fest (2018) Netflix

Hell Fest (2018) features Bex Taylor-Klaus from the series Scream, which swayed me towards watching it because I enjoyed her character in Scream (unfortunately I found her really irritating in this) and also because it was Halloweeny and I want to get into the Halloween mood (maybe prematurely but who cares).

The premise is 3 friends and their boyfriends have tickets for a Halloween amusement park (which me and hubby have decided is our plan to open one when we win the lottery). A serial killer is stalking the ground, which is perfect because who would spot him among the other masked actors and horror props. He targets one of the group and starts following them, picking them off. That’s it really…nothing deeper. I was bored not far in and became distracted. I jumped once but I think it was a fluke as I’m not an easy jumper. There was a little twist at the end. Ooo it had Tony Todd in as a little cameo…But on the whole I didn’t love the characters, even the teenager didn’t find any common ground with the teens. There was real potential in the idea, it just didn’t develop it beyond carbon copy teen slasher. The husband says it took an old idea and tried to modernize it which left it confused. He liked the ending and loved the premise. He said he liked the attempt but overall it didn’t work.

It only gets 2/5 from me as I felt it was unoriginal and lacked scares and tension throughout. It was predictable. Teen slasher…been there before, wouldn’t pay for the T.Shirt.

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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3 Responses to Movie review: Hell fest (2018) Netflix

  1. Oh no! Sorry you didn’t like this. I haven’t watched it yet and wasn’t aware of it actually, but now I’m not so sure I’d give it a shot. What a shame. 😦

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    • Oh I’d hate to put anyone off giving it a try but my attention seriously wandered throughout. Sometimes I wonder if I’m too picky because I’ve overdosed on horror! Although, my hubby was quite negative about it and I thought he liked everything! 😂 he says watch it for light entertainment purposes only and not expect too much.

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      • Well to be honest, I’ll probably get bored one weekend and try it out anyways. That’s my nature haha! I just won’t put it on my immediate watch list. Too many quality horror movies out there to try out!

        I’m trying to watch Annabelle Comes Home and IT 2 within the next week or two. 🙂

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