We gays can die in horror movies too, just like anybody else, but not because we are gay, of course, but because we are represented; and more than represented, we are right on the path of the killer, making the same stupid mistakes straighties make in their horror movies, and there are a lot of those mistakes here; you know, the moves that make you go "uh oh, don't go there, girl!" Yeah, those.
In Hellbent, five gay friends are out partying on Halloween night when a killer gets in their way.
As is the case with straight horror movies, the cast is smoking hot; but instead of your usual stereotypical sorority cheerleader making out with Joe-the-football-stud, you get Bryan Kirkwood and Andrew Levitas (both stereotypically hot, the two hottest hotties in my opinion) making out with other guys. Yay!
Bryan's character was called Jake, the butch loner who befriends our lead gay, a cop wannabe played by Dylan Fergus. Andrew plays Chaz, a bisexual who will hump anything that moves.
There are no big departures from straight horror (and that's what makes this movie so good), but this time you can watch a horror flick with your date and totally relate to the story. I think it will make more sense to
grope grab your loved one, tight, while watching Hellbent -- it did for me. You have got to buy or rent Hellbent.
I will talk about an interesting fact in the movie but that will seriously ruin the plot.
We never know why the killer is killing. Hypothetically, the killer could be a homophobe, but we don't know that. Nothing in the movie indicates the killings are hate crimes at all. All we know is that the killer is hot; we see his silhouette a lot but we don't get a closer look.
Oh, and we also know that there will likely be a sequel. Surprise, surprise.