Hell Fest Reviews

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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].
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 20, 2018
[Hell Fest] promises a frightful time if you are not very demanding of the genre. [Full review in Spanish]
December 10, 2018
I want to go to this haunt. Like yesterday. This place is friggin' awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 9, 2018
Hell Fest is a horror movie that contributes very little in terms of narrative, scares or imagination. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 30, 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 27, 2018
For this coward, however, I found myself surprisingly enjoying HELL FEST. I enjoyed the characters and their interactions. The use of a haunted house attraction as the setting was pretty smart and led to a good mix of tension and earned fear releases.
November 16, 2018
It wasn't anything new, it was old riffs done in a way that was actually quite efficient.... The nastiest is the right level of nasty, the silliness is the right level of silly.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2018
They did this 40 years ago, and better, in 'Halloween.' It's getting really, really tired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
As generic slashers go, Hell Fest pushes all the right buttons and delivers its fair share of nasty moments, though it's not without its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2018
Plotkin and his writers make a vague attempt to acknowledge the tired formula, then just fall back on it themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2018
A simple premise bursting with promise - sadly, not executed all that well.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
October 7, 2018
The coolest things about it are Tony Todd and the environment itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 5, 2018
If you like Halloween, amusement park spook houses, and haunted hayrides, Hell Fest is the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2018
It has one of the most glaring goofs that I've seen in a long time...
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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