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Hellbent Reviews

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September 1, 2009
By the time Etheredge-Ouzts uncorks the Suspiria-meets-Un Chant d'Amour climax, the film has snowballed enough subtext for five Robin Wood dissertations
January 25, 2007
Homo-erotic themes aside, this is otherwise a stock scary movie which rates out as an above-average example of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 21, 2006
It's not deep and it's not unique, but HellBent approaches an oft-abused sub-genre with just enough originality and creativity to warrant some praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 31, 2005
Elevates the conversation along its own parameters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 21, 2005
Etheredge-Ouzts coasts on the idea that combining homosexuality with homicide is revolutionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 18, 2005
Yes, like the classic soon-to-victims of slasher movies past, [these characters are] simply too dumb to live.
October 14, 2005
A genre cheapie from its digital-video camerawork to its Casiotone soundtrack to its bland, buff cast, the movie is a cultural watershed in a dry gulch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2005
The only thing 'HellBent' proves is that in a slasher movie, homosexual victims can be as dumb as heterosexual ones. This is progress?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 26, 2005
Doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel with its narrative, but for horror fans, it's smarter than the norm and delivers a crafty little twist to the conventions of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 24, 2005
A refreshingly straight-up genre flick with lots of blood and a few nice scares along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2005
For an aggressively homosexual picture, writer-director Paul Etheredge-Ouzts plays things, forgive the euphemism, plays things fairly straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 23, 2005
The horror in the film is mediocre at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 23, 2005
A loyal gay audience may appreciate the novelty, but horror fans can find junk like this lining the shelves of any video store.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2005
Etheredge-Ouzts can't scare us, because the plot is so random, with no suspects, no hint of why the killer is slicing off peoples' heads and no indication the police have noticed the mounting pile of bodies.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
September 22, 2005
This isn't a particularly good movie, and it's offensive in the way mid-range low-budget slasher shows usually are. But it works better than some.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2005
The guys have more character development than your typical sliced-meat-to-be victims usually get... but it falls short of being that campy kind of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 16, 2005
Has both novelty and back-to-basics ingenuity in its favor, along with memorable characters and the deft combination of gory shocks and comic relief that's essential to the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2005
Etheredge-Ouzts stages the stalkings and slashings effectively enough, but too much of the movie is devoted to suspenseless cruising.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 16, 2005
Writer-director Paul Etheredge-Ouzts doesn't know how to create anything resembling suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 16, 2005
[A] handsomely styled horror picture, which also makes a good-faith effort to differentiate among the victims-to-be before it starts picking them off.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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