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Hellbent -- Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.

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Release Date:
22 February 2006 (France) See more »
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When The Night Belongs To The Devil, The Party Goes To Hell.
Plot:
Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win See more »
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(5 articles)
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Honest slasher. See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dylan Fergus ... Eddie

Bryan Kirkwood ... Jake

Hank Harris ... Joey

Andrew Levitas ... Chaz
Matt Phillips ... Tobey
Kent James ... Nick Name (as Nick Name)
Wren T. Brown ... Police Captain
Nina Landey ... Maria
Samuel A. Levine ... Mikey (as Samuel Aarons)
Kris Andersson ... White Pepper

Shaun T. Benjamin ... Police Officer (as Shaun Benjamin)
Baron Rogers ... Jared Reynolds

Miguel Angel Caballero ... Jorge (as Miguel Caballero)
Blake Davis ... Frat Guy
Jerry Farmer ... Tattoo Artist

Rafael Feldman ... Jared's Friend

Yan Feldman ... Jared's Friend #2

Jazzmun ... Black Pepper

Jamila Jones ... Waitress
Texas Terri ... Tattoo Shop Woman (as 'Texas' Terri Laird)

Dionne Lea ... Dog Owner
Paul Lekakis ... Billboard Admirer
Michael Louden ... Cop-Loving Drag Queen
Ryan McTavish ... Fireman

John P. Petrelli ... Leatherman (as John Petrelli)

Joe Sabatino ... Office Cop
Stanton Schnepp ... EMT Guy
Nick Collins ... Super Bitch Drag Queen
Danny Seckel ... Top Hat

Rachel Sterling ... Girl in Car
Eric Stiles ... Boy in Car
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harris Michaels ... New Detective recruit
Colton Ford ... Nickname Band Member (uncredited)
Shannon Fuller ... Male Stripper (uncredited)

Robb G. Sanchez ... Shooting Gallery 'Kid' (uncredited)
Luke Weaver ... The Devil (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Etheredge  (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Etheredge  (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)

Produced by
Michael Roth .... executive producer (as Michael J. Roth)
Josh Silver .... producer
Brad Warshaw .... co-producer
Joseph Wolf .... executive producer
Karen L. Wolf .... executive producer (as Karen Lee Wolf)
Steven J. Wolfe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Gordon Shapiro  (as Michael G. Shapiro)
 
Cinematography by
Mark Mervis 
 
Film Editing by
Steve Dyson 
Claudia Finkle 
 
Production Design by
Matthew Flood Ferguson 
 
Set Decoration by
Gregory Mannino 
 
Costume Design by
Katy Welch 
 
Makeup Department
Josh Martin .... key makeup artist
Justin Raleigh .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Donna Fewell .... production manager (as Donna Takeko Fewell)
Adam Fike .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Fike .... second assistant director
Jay Gira .... first assistant director (as J. Gira)
 
Art Department
Melissa Gelmo .... set dresser
A.J. Lekowski .... property master
Chad Peterson .... set dresser
Hezekiah Pugh .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Monroe Cummings .... sound mixer
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen M. Galvin .... adr editor
Stephen M. Galvin .... dialog editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Timothy Kelley .... boom operator
Steve McCarty .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Dyson .... visual effects
Aaron Sims .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Scott Donovan .... stunt double
Robert G. Goodwin .... stunt coordinator
Reuben Langdon .... stunt double
Chris Torres .... stunt double
Justin A. Williams .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Bennett .... electrician
David Chung .... assistant camera
Saul Herckis .... gaffer
Dan Katter .... best boy
Emily Madewell .... assistant camera
Adam Peabody .... electrician
John M. Perry .... gaffer
Richard Rasmussen .... camera operator
Mark A. Ryan .... gaffer: second unit
Joaquin Sedillo .... camera operator
Jacob Solima .... key grip
Paige Thomas .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Melissa Moss .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alana Lagerhausen .... costumer
Madigan McGillicuddy .... costume design assistant
Amanda Needham .... costumer
 
Music Department
John Norris .... music editor
John Norris .... music supervisor
Tom Strahle .... musician: all guitars
 
Other crew
Darrin Burrell .... production assistant
Alan Fike .... production assistant
Predator Gautney .... production assistant
Scott Hyman .... assistant to producer
Christopher Kim .... production coordinator
Robert Shirreffs .... script supervisor
Josh Siemens .... key set production assistant
Eric Stiles .... production assistant
Josh Wesley .... craft service
 
Thanks
John Ottman .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexual content, language and drug use
Runtime:
84 min
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Trivia:
The director originally intended to shoot the murders without showing any blood.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Joey is being placed on the table during the concert scene, the legs on his jeans are covered in fake blood. In the next shot, the pants are clean and they start to pretend to cut him up with the fake chainsaws.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
EMT Guy:[wheeling the killer away on a stretcher] Relax, this guy's about as dangerous as a carrot.
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Movie Connections:
References Scream (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Porno Di GiornoSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Honest slasher., 11 November 2006
Author: cedde6 from London UK

Four gay men are out for a night of fun at the infamous West Hollywood Halloween Carnival but make the big mistake to moon at a muscular fella wearing a horny mask. Little do they know they just provoked a serial killer who can truly hold a grudge...

Make no mistake, this is classic slasher territory. The film opens with the murder of a couple making out in a car parked in the woods and from there, well I'm sure you can fill the gap.

The originality here of course lies in the characters and for once, thank God, they are not the clichés one could have expected and feared. They are fun loving young men celebrating who they are (as opposed to so many miserable gay characters of the past struggling with their sexuality) and witty as hell, which makes for some funny lines here and there.

Don't get me wrong though. "Hellbent" doesn't play the self referential game that most modern slashers do. At times, the movie is tense and, I must admit, the last part got me on the edge of my seat. The characters are sympathetic and humane, albeit not quite fleshed out. The movie is well shot, the acting is convincing and some death scenes are quite impressive.

Sure, the plot is a bit thin but then again: it's only a slasher (hardly rocket science). Far from redefining the genre or breaking new grounds, the movie is at least honest in its intentions.

"Hellbent" is actually less of a gay movie for a strictly gay audience than it is a pure pop-corn movie for any open-minded movie goer looking for a genuine good time.

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