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Hellbent (2004)

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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.

Director:

Paul Etheredge (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)

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Paul Etheredge (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Fergus ... Eddie
Bryan Kirkwood ... Jake
Hank Harris ... Joey
Andrew Levitas ... Chaz
Matt Phillips Matt Phillips ... Tobey
Kent Bradley James Kent Bradley James ... Nick Name (as Nick Name)
Wren T. Brown ... Police Captain
Nina Landey Nina Landey ... Maria
Samuel A. Levine Samuel A. Levine ... Mikey (as Samuel Aarons)
Kris Andersson Kris Andersson ... White Pepper
Shaun T. Benjamin ... Police Officer (as Shaun Benjamin)
Baron Rogers Baron Rogers ... Jared Reynolds
Miguel Angel Caballero ... Jorge (as Miguel Caballero)
Blake Davis Blake Davis ... Frat Guy
Jerry Farmer Jerry Farmer ... Tattoo Artist
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Storyline

Two gay men on a date are murdered the night before Halloween in West Hollywood, California. Eddie and his friends Joey, Chaz and Tobey are going out the following night to the West Hollywood Halloween festival when they encounter the psycho, who sets his eye on them. The killer stalks them through the festival as Chaz parties, Joey chases his jock crush, Tobey tries dressing in drag, and Eddie pursues Jake, the bad boy he wants to get to know better. Not until the very end do you find out who dies and who survives their night of terror. Written by Esprix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When The Night Belongs To The Devil, The Party Goes To Hell.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Thriller See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,047, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$183,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,066
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming was scattered and the script was shot out of order, with week-long breaks between shooting periods. This accounts for the multiple continuity errors, including inconsistent hair length and fluctuating weight for several of the actors. See more »

Goofs

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.
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Connections

References The Crow (1994) See more »

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Hold On Tight
Written by Jason Garcia
Performed by Household Names
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Death never looked better!
14 August 2011 | by Alexstam54See all my reviews

Hellbent is the first gay slasher movie and it's great fun. The guys look great, there's a cute love story, the killer looks extremely sexy and there are some really gory scenes. The characters are nicely developed before some of them are killed. So you really care a bit about them, and that's more than you can say of most horror movies. Evidently it follows the rules of the slasher movie (the ten little Indians-scenario, the killer-behind-the door, etc.), but still it works. Sometimes the characters act just a bit too stupid, but that's just a minor point. I think that the ratings are really much too low, it's just a good slasher with some genuine scary moments. A great movie for a Saturday night.


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