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Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.

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Paul Etheredge (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)

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Paul Etheredge (as Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Fergus ... Eddie
Bryan Kirkwood ... Jake
Hank Harris ... Joey
Andrew Levitas ... Chaz
Matt Phillips Matt Phillips ... Tobey
Kent Bradley James Kent Bradley James ... Nick Name (as Nick Name)
Wren T. Brown ... Police Captain
Nina Landey Nina Landey ... Maria
Samuel A. Levine Samuel A. Levine ... Mikey (as Samuel Aarons)
Kris Andersson Kris Andersson ... White Pepper
Shaun T. Benjamin ... Police Officer (as Shaun Benjamin)
Baron Rogers Baron Rogers ... Jared Reynolds
Miguel Angel Caballero ... Jorge (as Miguel Caballero)
Blake Davis Blake Davis ... Frat Guy
Jerry Farmer Jerry Farmer ... Tattoo Artist
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Storyline

Two gay men on a date are murdered the night before Halloween in West Hollywood, California. Eddie and his friends Joey, Chaz and Tobey are going out the following night to the West Hollywood Halloween festival when they encounter the psycho, who sets his eye on them. The killer stalks them through the festival as Chaz parties, Joey chases his jock crush, Tobey tries dressing in drag, and Eddie pursues Jake, the bad boy he wants to get to know better. Not until the very end do you find out who dies and who survives their night of terror. Written by Esprix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When The Night Belongs To The Devil, The Party Goes To Hell.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Thriller See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,047, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$183,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,066
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming took over two years and started just a few weeks after the plot was pitched to the producers. The writer/director took a crew to the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval to shoot B-roll footage that would be cut into the film, without knowing what the story would actually be. The crew returned to the same event the following year, this time with actors and a completed script, to film the rest of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Joey is being placed on the table during the concert scene, the legs on his jeans are covered in fake blood. In the next shot, the pants are clean and they start to pretend to cut him up with the fake chainsaws. See more »

Quotes

Jorge: Come on, what do you want, some Halloween balloons, or a hot night with me?
Mikey: Balloons will last longer.
Jorge: I last a long time too.
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Connections

Featured in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

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About Me
Performed by The Pleased
Written By Noah Georgeson, Rich Good, Lucky Remington, Genaro Vergoglini, Joana Newsom
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Finally - A slasher film for the rest of us!
21 July 2004 | by emssf03See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see a screening at Frameline's Gay and Lesbian film festival, and the audience went nuts. From the moment the lights went down this film kept the sold out crowd on the edge of their seats.

The story follows a group of friends in West Hollywood at a Halloween gathering, and is well written with some predictable yet well executed plot twists. The expected gore is also well done - just enough to keep you clutching at the arm rests! You can really tell that the writer/director is an avid fan of the genre, and that is what makes it great for the rest of us as well.

More importantly, it gives the queer audiences something of our own to relate to, after years of watching "Jamie Lee Curtis" et-al running from the likes of Jason, Freddy and Mike Myers. All I can say is it's about time!


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