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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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(5 articles)
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The West Hollywood, Texas Scythe-Wielding Massacre! See more (46 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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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexual content, language and drug use
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84 min
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Trivia:
MeatLocker, the fetish club featured in the movie, is in reality a church. When filming ran late on Saturday night, the crew had to race to remove all the hanging rubber corpses before Sunday service.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Eddie's artificial eye is hazel but in the final scene the eye in the killer's mouth is blue.See more »
Quotes:
Tattoo Woman:[after Eddie asks to put up a poster in the shop] Knock yourself out.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Scream (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hold On TightSee more »

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The West Hollywood, Texas Scythe-Wielding Massacre!, 23 September 2006
Author: gradyharp from United States

HELLBENT is a tough movie to classify. Yes, it is about a serial killer on one Halloween night in West Hollywood, but it also seems to be a light-hearted takeoff on all the silly teenage massacre horror films. Is it parody or was it meant to be a thriller? No matter, because what we get is an entertaining, well-paced, witty-scripted, full of tension foray through the clubs and alleyways of the very colorful West Hollywood Halloween atmosphere.

Don't search for story motivation: there doesn't seem to be one. A devil-garbed body builder beheads boys, leaving the corpses sans heads to the horror of the community just as Halloween festivities are beginning. Our main characters are four friends who are out for a good time, the leader of whom is costumed as a cop and in reality is a wannabe policeman who failed the course due the loss of an eye. His fellow friends are zippy, tight, and fun loving and along the way many of them fall victim to the 'devil's scythe' (and yes, that is shown in grisly detail!). There is a lot of chase action in dark rooms and darker woods and alleys and the fear quotient is pretty high. The problem is the ending, which doesn't answer any plot motivational questions and unfortunately leaves the door open for future follow-up adventures (or is this merely part of the parody of the multitudinous versions of Freddy, I Know What You Did Last Summer, etc teenie flicks?).

The cast is attractive and seems to be enjoying themselves as actors. The lighting and costuming and musical scoring are on a par with the best production values of films of this genre. In the end it is fun to see a thriller played solely in the gay community without preachy comparisons or strife with the straight folk. It is entertaining for everyone.

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