Tony Todd welcomes slasher victims to Hell Fest in red band trailer

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Hell Fest Gregory Plotkin

There aren't nearly enough slashers getting theatrical releases these days, and director Gregory Plotkin is looking to do his part to bring slashing back to the big screen with his new film HELL FEST, which is set to be released on September 28th.

Exactly one month out from that release date, a red band trailer has arrived online to help build the hype for this slasher flick, which has the following synopsis:

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 is visiting her childhood best friend BROOKE and her roommate TAYLOR.  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.

Written by William Penick and Chris Sey, HELL FEST was produced by The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd and stars Bex Taylor-Klaus, Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, and Christian James. Genre icon Tony Todd is in there as well, as you'll see in the trailer embedded below.

HELL FEST looks like a fun time to me. I love slashers, so I'm really hoping that the release of this film and the following month's HALLOWEEN will lead to more of them being made for theatrical release.

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