Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus to star in slasher Hellfest

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Reign Edwards

My favorite horror sub-genre is the slasher, and there aren't nearly enough slashers getting released these days for my liking. So I'm really looking forward to director Gregory Plotkin's upcoming film HELLFEST, which sounds like it will be providing some big screen slasher fun.

Produced by Gale Anne Hurd and written by William Penick and Chris Sey, HELLFEST is about 

a masked serial killer who turns a horror-themed amusement part into his own personal Halloween slaughterhouse.

Now that sounds like my kind of movie.

With an October 12, 2018 release scheduled, HELLFEST will be going into production very soon, and Plotkin is gathering his cast. 

The first announced cast members are Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards (pictured above), and Bex Taylor-Klaus, who will be playing "three friends who race to save patrons who believe the gore is all part of a thematic scare show."

Plotkin says, 

We are going to take audiences on a wild and terrifying ride, and Amy, Reign, and Bex are exactly the talented energetic heroes we have been looking for to face off against our killer."

With HELLFEST opening one week and Blumhouse's HALLOWEEN following the next, it looks like we're going to be having a good October this year.

Source: Deadline

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