Thursday, 5 May 2011

Green colored condoms? I wanna know who sucks a green dick!

Hellbent (2004)
Chosen by Brian Marshall who had this to say about it: 'A horror film that plays to the gay audience. Paul Etheredge-Ouzts directed and wrote the film, saying he wanted a horror movie where the gay characters didn’t always die first. He then goes on and kills most of the gay cast. An enjoyable film if you like seeing gay men get killed in the most ridiculous ways.'

A rather cheap ramshackle affair but not without it's charms. The characters are reasonably well drawn, each with motivations seperate to each other but the performances are not up to scratch and the filmaking does them no favours.
This is really no different to any number of 'slasher' movies except all the characters are gay. We get the same cliches trotted out but there is a frisson of interest by being one step removed from the heterosexual pairing off  usually seen in these films.
It spends absolutely no time explaining the killer. At all (there's a hint maybe he is after only men's heads as he seems disinterested in the guy in drag until he proves he is a man).

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