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A pay-per-view reality TV show hosted by a delusional psychopath who believes himself to be Count Dracula (Eric Roberts) is offering six young people (three males, three females) $100,000 each to spend Halloween in the room with a Devil Doll that reportedly contains a demonic presence straight from Hell.
The biggest news attached to this film has to be the fact that this is the return of Writer/Director, Ed Hunt (of the 80s cult classic BLOODY BIRTHDAY) after 20 years. That is a long time to be away from the business but it is nice to see him back. As far as the movie goes there is not a lot to add plot wise here but I will talk a bit about the film itself instead.
"Halloween Hell" contains every cliche there is in movies. Especially when it comes to the cast of characters. We have seen them all before in one form or another. In this film you have the loud mouth cowboy, a nerd, a stripper, a goodie too shoes and an aspiring film maker to name a few. Some of the characters are easy to like well others are easy to hate. The film is corny and a bit ridiculous and the dialogue at times is very corny. There is some good make up work on display but some of the CGI is weak.
So is this a good film? I guess that depends on who is watching it, mainstream movie goers are not going to like the film as much as Indie film lovers or fans of the 80's when these kinds of movies were a constant. I wouldn't say it is a good movie but I would say it is fun intentionally bad movie with a good bit of blood. There's guts spilled, throats slit, decapitations and more. And then there is the comedy, a lot of it is provided by the six characters but some is also provided by the always entertaining Eric Roberts who is hilarious as the host of the reality show who thinks he is Dracula. The cast did a god job all things considered and the film is never boring. I would recommend "Halloween Hell" as some good Halloween fun, there are certainly enough entertaining things happening to recommend it to Indie fans. A real cheese fest that leaves a smile on your face.
"Halloween Hell" is available now on VOD. You can rent or own it HERE.
The film will also be available on DVD October, 30th. You can order it HERE.
"Halloween Hell" is so crazy and off the wall that you have to like it. Silly and addictive so check it out.
Released by Cinema Epoch
*** 1/4 Out Of *****