I watched Fright Fest (which is the title I watched it by but it’s American Fright Fest on IMBD) alone as the boy went out to a Halloween party.
A small town hires Spencer Crowe, a legendary horror movie director whose fallen on hard times to produce a fright fest for the town in the abandoned asylum. A bus load of insane criminals crashes due to Spencer’s drinking and drug taking and two escape, making their way to the asylum to join in the fun.
It’s not a film to be taken too seriously. I’m not entirely sure it’s supposed to be a horror comedy, Spencer Crowe (Dylan Walsh) hams it up like it is. It has Pancho Moler in it, who was in Rob Zombie’s 31 as Sick Head. Everyone gets trapped inside. One inmate tries to help the people inside against another inmate who is trying to kill everybody. I enjoyed the line “Who are you, the psycho whisperer?”. However, little gems like this are few and far between. It was kind of chaotic and easy to lose track (and care) about what’s happening. It’s good for a laugh, maybe with alcohol and friends but not a memorable movie. There was vague attempts at filling in a back story to the criminals on the loose but it wasn’t clear what was going on or maybe I just lost interest.
4/10….Cheeseball horror but not in a good way.