The Lionsgate horror thriller “Hell Fest” is landing on Digital HD this month, with the 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD versions of the film releasing shortly after. The studio will release the Digital version on December 28th, with the retail versions releasing on January 8th. The film should offer some alternative viewing to the regularly scheduled holiday specials that will be running that week, giving thriller fans something new to stream during the holiday break.
The story follows a group of friends heading to a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park. Things pick up when the friends realize that the carnival is the hunting ground for a serial killer. The masked killer turns the amusement park into a deadly playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
The film comes from Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer of TV’s “The Walking Dead;” executive producer Tucker Tooley (Limitless, Den of Thieves); and was directed by Gregory Plotkin (editor of Get Out, Happy Death Day, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension).
“Hell Fest” stars Amy Forsyth (TV’s “The Path,” “Rise,” “Defiance”), Reign Edwards (TV’s “Snowfall,” “MacGyver,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Bex Taylor-Klaus (TV’s “Scream: The TV Series,” “Arrow,” The Last Witch Hunter), and the Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow).
The story is from William Penick, Christopher Sey, and Stephen Susco; the screenplay was written by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, and Akela Cooper.
The horror-thriller hit theaters back in September, opening against the comedy “Night School” and the animated adventure “Smallfoot.” The film made $5M on its opening weekend for Lionsgate and went on to make over $17.5M worldwide. The horror-thriller had a tough follow-up weekend at the box office, with “Venom” and “A Star is Born” splitting the box office and burying “Hell Fest” for the rest of the month.
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