Hell Fest is Absolutely Stabtacular
If there is one thing next to Trick-or-Treating that everyone can enjoy during the fall season, it is a visit to a local haunted house, hayride or converted theme park attraction. Clifton Hill, in Niagara Falls, has House of Frankenstein, Nightmares, and Castle Dracula for those who wish to brave ghouls, ghosts and horrific figures but somehow going any other time of the year doesn’t have the same effect. From the time of childhood, one wonders what if these turned real and what if somebody could really die. Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse was one of the first horror films to hit on this premise followed by others throughout the years, including a recent 2015 independent film called The Funhouse Massacre which was also extremely well done. Whether it was budget or a preference to keep on key concepts only, past efforts struggled to actually make the audience feel like they were really there – inside that haunted theme park complete with fog machines, neon lights, actors in costumes wandering the land and animatronic puppets that made you shiver. This brings us to Hell Fest by CBS Films; released Friday, September 28th.