Hell Fest retro title

Hell Fest goes retro in a new throwback trailer

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Sep 25, 2018, 8:25 PM EDT

The new horror slasher film Hell Fest is ready to take you to a park where "the monsters are fake, but the terror is real." All a group of college students want to do is have some fun at a horror-themed amusement park, but unfortunately a serial killer has turned it into his own private hunting ground. If that sounds like a bit of a retro concept, the people advertising the film agree with you — their latest trailer is a full-on retro style homage to something that wouldn't be out of place at a grindhouse triple feature. 

The new (old) trailer has it all — an over the top voiceover, cliche catchphrases, plenty of jump scares, and lots of arguing teens refusing to be afraid when they really, really should be. It's a great nostalgic riff on this kind of classic trailer, and if the film itself is anything like it, then the movie could be well worth your time. 

Take a look at the throwback trailer below... 

Looks like one of the teens gets stuck in a guillotine — who doesn't want to see that? Plenty of people, possibly, but those among us who crave gore more and more might take delight in it. 

The film comes from producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, The Walking Dead), and is directed by Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension director Gregory Plotkin, who also served as editor on Get Out. It has a screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood, Blair Butler, and Akela Cooper, with a story by William Penick and Chris Sey; and will star Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, and Amy Forsyth— we're now accepting bets on which of them will survive the film. Genre legend Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) will also appear, which is reason enough to visit this particular horror park. 

Hell Fest brings the park to you on Sept. 27. If you are thinking about seeing it alone, well, don't