Blood Fest (2018) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Blood Fest (2018) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
DIRECTED BY: Owen Egerton
STARRING: Robbie Kay, Jacob Batalon, Seychelle Gabriel
RATED: R/REGION A/2:00/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Cinedigm

Fans Flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world knowledge must band together and battle through every madman, monstrosity and terrifying scenario if they have any hope of surviving.

Blood Fest is a whole lot of fun, especially if you are a big horror fan. The movie opens with a horror loving mother and her kid enjoying horror films only for some slasher looking dude to come in and kill her before quickly being off’d by the woman’s husband. All of this happens at the start of the film before the credits even start to set forth the motions for what comes next. We go years ahead and that kid is now a horror lover himself and he and his friends head off to a horror fest called Blood Fest. As you can guess that was a bad idea. The movie then proceeds to live up to its name, even if you could make a case that some of the CGI moments kind of hurt things a bit, but with as much blood as this one calls for I won’t totally hold that against anyone.

One of the cooler things is as we watch people flee the chaos of the festival we get a whole bunch of stuff that is probably tributes to other horror related things but is changed for copyright reasons. Our cast encounters zombies, slashers, saw-like traps, and lots more trying to get out of the area they are trapped inside of. All in all, the movie becomes a very good horror flick that has lots of horror love and life in it, even if some horror references feel a little forced at times. The RoosterTeeth crew all have a very definitive sense of humor and it comes out in massive waves here, so anyone who digs that will dig this. It feels like something you could have seen get a theatrical run and ends up being better than most that do.

Extras

– The Art and Design of BLOOD FEST
– BLOOD FEST VFX Breakdown
– “Gus Fest”
– Slashed Scenes
– Filmmakers’ Commentary

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 97%