If you’ve ever been to a Halloween haunt, you’ve probably thought about what you’d do if suddenly the nightmares around you became real. Such is the setup for Hell Fest, the new horror pic from CBS Films and Lionsgate that’s set to slash it’s way through theaters just in time for Halloween season.
Directed by Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), the film follows a college student, Natalie (Amy Forsyth), and her friends through the annual horror haunt known as Hell Fest, but get a few more scares than they bargained for when it turns out a real killer is on the lose, using their horror-themed surroundings to hide his sinister deeds.
Also starring Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Roby Attal, Matt Mercurio, and Tony Todd, Hell Fest opens in theaters on September 28th. Check out our exclusive sneak peek images below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Hell Fest:
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.