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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

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$187,786, 9 April 2006
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The director originally intended to shoot the murders without showing any blood. 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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References Scream (1996) See more »

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First Ever Gay Slasher Flick Hits It's Mark!
31 July 2004 | by augiedogSee all my reviews

I saw Hellbent near the end of the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. I'm so glad I saw it when I did - it was a super finale to the film festival. Hellbent is great fun, probably the most fun I've had in years during a horror flick. It delivers on all counts - it's scary as hell (sorry, I couldn't resist!), gruesome in a couple of well placed scenes, and funny without weakening the tension. In fact, it's one of the scariest films I've seen in quite some time. In addition, the action revolves around five hunky gay men who are pursued by the psycho slasher - a refreshing and welcome change.

Four gay men go out in West Hollywood on Halloween night to have a good time, unaware that the previously mentioned psycho slasher has his eye on them. The boys party like only gay men can, and one of them talks to another hunk that he's seen around who joins them. One by one the boys are picked off until the final confrontation. What makes this film differ from others in the horror/slasher genre is the concentration on and the respect for the characters of the film. Paul Etheredge-Ouzts develops well-fleshed characters for the film, giving the performers much to work with in the story. The cast is terrific, in addition to being great to look at. Matt Phillips is particularly effective, funny and even touching, showing the vulnerability of his character even through drag.

I had the opportunity to meet Paul Etheredge-Ouzts and Matt Phillips at the film festival. I was fortunate to be able to compliment them on their great work for Hellbent. I hope to see Hellbent again soon when it's released on a national scale. It's great fun - and I'll be looking for Hellbent 2 soon!


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