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Hellbent Reviews

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October 21, 2005
Etheredge-Ouzts coasts on the idea that combining homosexuality with homicide is revolutionary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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 24, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 15, 2005
... underplayed sense of humor, a few devilishly macabre touches, and memorably inspired use of a glass eye...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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 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
October 18, 2005
Yes, like the classic soon-to-victims of slasher movies past, [these characters are] simply too dumb to live.
September 13, 2005
The scariest thing about Hellbent is that somebody thought making this humorless gaysploitation slasher flick would be a good idea.
September 23, 2005
The horror in the film is mediocre at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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 16, 2005
Etheridge-Outzts doesn't tweak the well-worn slasher formula enough, or generate any real scares, to make his film anything more than just a gay spin on a gore-splattered exploitation film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2005
...definitely a gay movie, but aside from misplaced Southern Baptists, it probably won't scare many in the audience.
September 16, 2005
If audiences have been waiting for a gay slasher film, their wait might be over, but their appetite will not be sated.
September 15, 2005
Like all slasher films, Hellbent is silly, unnecessary, and definitely budgeted for mediocrity. So what? It's still guaranteed to make you squirm as that shower curtain opens.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 16, 2005
Either it's a truly lousy retread of horror-movie clichés, or it's a mildly amusing sendup of them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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 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 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-
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