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Capturing the essence of the Halloween Carnival, 'Hellbent' follows four young men through a night where flamboyant costumes, beautiful people, drugs, music, dancing and sex are everywhere. Authentic footage from the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival lets filmgoers experience the most exciting night of the year.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The film goes through the motions familiar from mainstream slasher movies, but without an underlying logic motivating the action, the film becomes an exercise in blood-spattered boredom."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"The only thing 'HellBent' proves is that in a slasher movie, homosexual victims can be as dumb as heterosexual ones. This is progress?"
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"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."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"The horror in the film is mediocre at best."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"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"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Elevates the conversation along its own parameters."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"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."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"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."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"A loyal gay audience may appreciate the novelty, but horror fans can find junk like this lining the shelves of any video store."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Homo-erotic themes aside, this is otherwise a stock scary movie which rates out as an above-average example of the genre."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"Etheredge-Ouzts coasts on the idea that combining homosexuality with homicide is revolutionary."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"A refreshingly straight-up genre flick with lots of blood and a few nice scares along the way."
‑ Amanda Reyes, Film Threat
"Etheredge-Ouzts stages the stalkings and slashings effectively enough, but too much of the movie is devoted to suspenseless cruising."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
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