“Hell Fest” (CBS Films)
By Catholic News Service
Nasty gorefest in which a real-life serial killer (Stephen Conroy) stalks the traveling horror carnival of the title, eventually targeting a college student (Amy Forsyth) as she, her date (Roby Attal) and two other couples (Reign Edwards, Christian James, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Matt Mercurio) wander among the macabre attractions.
Director Gregory Plotkin serves up a decidedly unoriginal film filled with screams, sickening gore and an ax-wielding maniac. It’s an extreme parade of mayhem moving toward a perverse conclusion and, as such, unsuitable for viewers of any age.
Graphic bloody violence with gore, images of nudity, sexual banter, two obscene gestures, pervasive profane and rough language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.