ANDY’S RATING: In cinemas on Friday
WHEN will Halloween end? The pumpkins have been binned but there’s still time for a quick slash and grab at the box office.
“This is kind of lame,” says loudmouth student Taylor (Bex Taylor-Klaus) as she experiences a Halloween-themed funfair called Hell Fest. I couldn’t have agreed more. Taylor is one of six photogenic US students who are celebrating the big night by being chased around by actors in naff costumes.
Turns out one of them is a genuine psycho who is hiding in plain sight in a rubber mask. And when he stabs people to death, onlookers assume it’s all part of the act.
That it took six writers to come up with this idea is the only surprising thing about this tedious horror.
Apart from mouthy Taylor the only other character who stands out is Natalie (Amy Forsyth).
As she is the most sensible and most modestly dressed, we know that she will be the last one standing.
What follows is a parade of cheap jump scares, interspersed with some sporadic moments of over-the-top gore.
That may be the case with a lot of modern horrors, but here the students are so annoying you’re always on the side of the psycho. now
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