New Gnarly ‘Hell Fest’ Trailer Makes Us Nostalgic For The 80s

September 25, 2018

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:


Are you ready for Hell Fest? We are! Luckily, it opens in theaters Friday and ahead of the carnage, we have the new gnarly (good) 80s style poster and trailer and they’re totally bitchin’ (for those of you born after the 80’s, that means it’s awesome). In the throwback trailer, we get a better look at the masked killer and see more action. It’s like watching the trailer for Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th again for the first time.
From director Gregory Plotkin, the filmmaker behind Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and editor of Get Out, comes this twisted tale about a masked serial killer who 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.

Written by Seth M. SherwoodHell Fest stars Amy Forsyth (Rise), Reign Edwards (Snowfall), Bex Taylor-Klaus (The Killing), Christian James (Nashville), Roby Attal (The Long Road Home), Matt Mercurio (Black Lightning), and horror icon Tony Todd (Candyman).
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 continue to rise, he turns his masked face to Natalie, Brooke, Taylor and their boyfriends who will fight to survive the night.
 Hell Fest, from producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), opens in theaters nationwide on September 28, 2018, from CBS Films and Lionsgate. Don’t miss the Hell Fest attractions headed to Six Flags across the nation. Find out more HERE.

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