We’re just about a month away from Halloween 2018 and that means mazes are up and running at a whole bunch of theme parks across the country. But this year, they’re also hitting the big screen as well thanks to Hell Fest. The movie features a group of friends who decide to spend a wild night out at Hell Fest, a traveling carnival of sorts that’s packed with creepy characters and mazes. The scares should be in good fun, but on this particular night, one individual in a mask isn’t actually a park employee – it’s a real killer.
With Hell Fest‘s big debut coming up fast, I got the opportunity to sit down with director Gregory Plotkin and producer Gale Anne Hurd at Six Flags Magic Mountain to talk about the research that went into making the film, how they assembled their ensemble, their plans for a possible prequel and sequel, and loads more. You can catch it all in the video interview at the top of this article.
Hell Fest hits theaters on September 28th and stars Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Christian James, Roby Attal, Matt Mercurio and Tony Todd.
Here’s the official synopsis for Hell Fest:
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 (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 continues to rise, he turns his masked face to NATALIE, BROOKE, TAYLOR and their boyfriends who will fight to survive the night.