Hell Fest Reviews

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July 25, 2020
The introductions to the characters feel contrived and their dynamics are derivative, and the dialogue feels like a poor caricature of middle school speak.
January 28, 2020
It's not really a trick or a treat. Think throwaway instead.
November 10, 2019
Can frighten you only because it's so bad.
October 18, 2019
It may be a great setting, but what happens there is far too familiar, even cliché.
July 10, 2019
The climax is badly planned. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 14, 2019
It's not that Hell Fest is bad. It's just that it makes you feel like 'they could have done more, much more'. [Full review in Spanish].
January 12, 2019
At its best, Hell Fest makes inspired use of its amusement-park setting, but it ultimately counts for naught when the plotting is this threadbare and the characters this insipid.
December 10, 2018
Hell Fest is a horror movie that contributes very little in terms of narrative, scares or imagination. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 1, 2018
It is a shame when a movie like this is let down by the very reason for its existence. A slasher movie is only as strong as its slasher and the fear that slasher creates.
November 16, 2018
Plotkin's relentless button-pushing, coupled to the script's cringe-inducing yooftalk, instead mark Hell Fest as unmistakably the work of middle-aged execs trying to jab suggestible teenagers back into cinemas.
November 16, 2018
They did this 40 years ago, and better, in 'Halloween.' It's getting really, really tired.
November 15, 2018
This box of tricks doesn't have neither the ingenuity of homage to the classics nor the critical ambition to reinvent the genre. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 13, 2018
Plotkin and his writers make a vague attempt to acknowledge the tired formula, then just fall back on it themselves.
October 20, 2018
Here we have an ingenious concept told with no ingenuity, depriving viewers of even the baseline pleasures of the hack'n'slash genre.
October 18, 2018
Hell Fest is such an unambitious piece of work there's very little to go wrong, and the result is a vaguely passable horror, even if it needs to be far more frightening.
October 17, 2018
A simple premise bursting with promise - sadly, not executed all that well.
October 17, 2018
Fundamentally nothing but a walking tour through nice sets in the company of awful people, and I'm sorry, but the sets aren't that nice.
October 7, 2018
The coolest things about it are Tony Todd and the environment itself.
October 5, 2018
It has one of the most glaring goofs that I've seen in a long time...
October 5, 2018
It's clear that the novelty of Hell Fest's very existence (ie a 1980s-style slasher) carries it for almost the entirety of its appreciatively brief running time...
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