Hell Fest [Movie Review]

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It is October and some people are already looking forward to having Halloween (hello to my friends over the seas).
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That is not the case for us in Malaysia as there are not so many holidays in the month of October (boo hu hu hu). 

So, yesterday, my friends and I had a small reunion (read: eat coffee movie and eat session) and after a hearty dim sum lunch, we decided to watch a movie, and the only ones that fit into our schedule were Hell Fest. We love a little scare-movie, so why not?

SYNOPSIS
The movie started with a group of three teenage girls in a Hell Fest at Orange County. One of them got separated during a scare and ended up being stabbed by a masked guy who has been following her around in the park. She was last seen hanged by the masked guy as if she was a part of the props.
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Hello Hell?
Nat is visiting her best friend, Brooke to spend the weekend and realises that Taylor is now Brooke's roommate. Nat and Taylor do not get along well.

Gavin, a guy that likes Nat has arranged for the girls and their boyfriends to visit Hell Fest with VIP passes. Nat was a bit reluctant but she wants to spend the weekend with Brooke, so she just went along. And she also kinda likes Gavin, so she was hoping to indulge in her fondness towards Gavin.
Hell Fest Trivia
  • Directed by: Gregory Plotkin
  • Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd & Tucker Tooley
  • Distributed by: CBS Film & Lionsgate
  • Running time: 89 minutes
  • Budget: $5.5 million
Then come along a guy in a hoodie and there is a negative aura that surrounds him. He notices that a young woman was insulting a park worker. He sets his sight on him and starts to follow her. 

Meanwhile, Nat and her girl group get separated from the guys in the maze. They come across the young girl screaming for her life, claiming that someone is following her and wanting to kill her. Assuming that it was a part of the park's gimmick, Nat tells the guy in the hoodie that she is not scared and tell him to just get on with the show. The guy stabs the girl in front of Nat before she leaves the scene, feeling funny that the scene was too real. 
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Are you my new dentist? 
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I love what you do to your walls man - wicked!
After that, she realises that the guy has been following she and her group all night. She complains to the group and they dismiss her complain.

When Gavin looks for a stuffed toy to give to Nat, he comes across the hoodie guy in the storeroom. Gavin is cornered by the guy before the guy smashes his head in with a mallet and steals his phone. He uses it to communicate with Nat.

As the group enters the Dead Lands, they realise that the employees of the Dead Lands are wearing the same mask as the killer guy. That makes Nat jumpy at every sight of the guy in the mask and the scares get real. 
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Please! I need to use the restroom, pronto!
Who will survive the Hell Fest?
MY REVIEW
Plot: 3.0/ 5.0. Just like any other scare movie, the plot is predictable. The group gets separated and killed one by one. But the twist of the movie is at the end of the movie. Not a strong plot and nothing new to see here too. Oh! There is a funny line during the movie when the girls are looking for a way out and decide to enter the Hell instead. Hello! The banner says 'Welcome To Hell' and not 'This way out'. All those money for grade schools seems wasted here.

Cast: 4.30/ 5.0. Although not the first class actors, they are pretty good and deliver their parts convincingly. Except for the stupid line, I was happy with the act.

Will I watch it again: Nah. Not worth it. If I were in the mood for a good scare in the future, this will not be my choice.

All pictures are taken from Google. Thank you.
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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

I love horror movie, this is a must watch. I shall let my friends to know as wanna go together and watch!

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Maha Mahu
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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

Lepas ni Rawlins kena ingat yer nak pergi taman tema tu jangan lupa ajak kita kalau tidak jadi nasib macam mereka tak boleh balik terus duduk dalam tu buat selamanya wakakakaka... Best juga cite ni nak kena pergi tengok lah...

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Cerita Huda
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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

Huda penakut,tak berani tgk movie horror. Masuk rumah hantu kat theme park pun tak berani. Huhu. Jadi movie ni mmg BIG No for me 😅

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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

So scary! looks at the photo i pun feel scary d.. dun say movie.. oh my! i memang takut movie horror nice..

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Ibu Syurga
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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

Salah satu genre filem yang ibu tak suka dan tak akan tengok. cerita seram dan menakutkan macam ni. Hmm. Memang tak de kompromi. Hehe

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Mama Hakim
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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

Nampaknya industri perfileman di malaysia semakin marak dan rancak dengan cerita tempatan yang berkualiti. sampai kalah filem luar macam ni.

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Dunia Farisya
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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

suka genre seram.tapi wajib kena teman sebab takut tak boleh tidur malam hahaha.berap rating rawlins bagi ni untuk movie ni?hehehe

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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

Huh! Tak gi tengok la gue. Takut tengok cerita seram. For sure I mengigau tengahmalam tengok cerita camni. Berani betul awak ye Rawlins?

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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

ada member aku kata cerita ni best...tapi bila baca review ko mcm citer the scream,,, i know what you did last summer..dia cerita pembunuhan org psycho kan

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Faries
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Monday, 01 October, 2018 delete

Haritu kt NOF6 kt Scream Theater ada paparkan pasal cerita hellfest ni. Meremang bulu roma. Tapi mmg nk tengok. Seronok! hehehe

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Nadia Johari
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Tuesday, 02 October, 2018 delete

Kalau cerita macam ni memang menakutkan..sorang-sorang mati..alahaii..kita nak fun tapi jadi perkara tragis..hehee..cerita bunuh2 ni takut gak nak tengok..lama juga tak tengok wayang ni

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Tuesday, 02 October, 2018 delete

Sis nak tgok lah cite ni nanti. Walaupun sis ni penakut tapi still suka tgok cite2 macam ni..suka buat diri terkejut kejut,baru ada trill gitu

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Zharif Azis
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Tuesday, 02 October, 2018 delete

I saw the trailer and i was very excited to watch this movie. But after reading your review, i guess the movie is not that good. Well, i will give a shot for this one n let see how

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Dik bee
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Tuesday, 02 October, 2018 delete

Kite tengok dah cite ni.. setuju jugak dengan Rawlin, cerita dia sama je macam cerita horror yang lain. Tapi yang klakarnya cite ni ingatkan boyfriend dia hero, rupanya mati paling awal.. hahaha.. apoooo.. tapi not bad la, ada je scene yang tergezut2 tu.. hehe

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idayu nim
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Tuesday, 02 October, 2018 delete

Kalau baca pada sinopsisi cerita ni menarik. Tapi saya takut saya akan kehilangan suara sebab menjerit hahahha saya memang seorang yang penakut

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Kak Su
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Tuesday, 02 October, 2018 delete

Oohhh akak suka horror movie, walaupon penakut nanti tutup2 mata Tapi tetap jugak nak tengok

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Syaza Redzuu
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Wednesday, 03 October, 2018 delete

I love horror movies. But if the plot is predictable, it might not worth the time to watch then. I expected this movie to be more scarier. haha! Nice entry!

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Friday, 05 October, 2018 delete

Teringin nak tengok movie ni. I memang fans horrow movie dan rumah hantu, tapi seram pula baca review sinopsis ni.

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