Hell Fest

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! -

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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