Friday, March 17, 2006


Our friends at the Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival are hosting an encore screening of the first gay slasher film, HellBent, next Thursday here in Austin. When the film screened at their 2005 festival the line stretched around the block. The film was written and directed by Paul Etheredge-Ouzts and produced by Steven Wolfe (who both co-produced the 2005 AFF film The Civilization of Maxwell Bright).

Here's the official word on the screening from aGLIFF...

HellBent Returns for a Springtime Scare

First Gay Slasher Film Presented by aGLIFF & The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When: Thursday, March 23, 2006 (7:00 PM)

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Downtown (409 Colorado St.)

Admission: $7 General / $5.50 Students, Seniors, and aGLIFF members

On Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 7:00 PM, The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) is hosting an encore presentation of HellBent, the world’s first gay slasher film, in conjunction with The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown. HellBent is the terrifying, original feature that played to sell-out crowds at aGLIFF’s 2005 Festival, from writer/director Paul Etheredge-Ouzts and Joseph Wolf, the co-creators of such horror classics as Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Taking place at the famed West Hollywood Halloween Carnival, there is a serial killer on the loose. A group of four gay friends fight for their lives to make it through a night where flamboyant costumes, beautiful people, drugs, music, dancing and sex are everywhere. A wild, relentless ride that combines winning and appealing characters, unexpected surprises, and shocking scares, HellBent is a refreshing new classic for the horror genre.

"One of the most entertaining & ferociously original slashers to come along

in quite some time."

"...welcome to the first all-gay indie slasher flick--and what an entertainingly

blood-soaked one it is." -E! Online

Total Running Time: 85 minutes. Admission is $7.00 General and $5.50 for students, seniors, and aGLIFF members. For more information, please visit

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