The 'first gay slasher movie' is brought to us by the late Joseph Wolf who helped bring us Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street, and whilst it's nowhere near as good as either of those two movies, it's a fun film with a surprisingly good amount of attention paid to character.
The story sees a group of friends who all happen to be gay guys, head out to the West Hollywood street carnival to celebrate Halloween, only to find themselves being pursued by a buff guy in a Devil mask who likes to collect gay guy's heads.
Out of all the characters featured, only a couple could be accused of being stereotypes, as the protagonists and their stories are what makes the film enjoyable as we are given a group of people who we are actually able to feel some remorse for once the devil takes their heads.
Director Paul Etheredge Ouzts deserves praise for his handling of the situation in the middle of a real live carnival and for making it look as well as he did, which was obviously no easy task.
The cast of familiar faces do well at playing gay because they act natural as opposed to mincing queens. They are gay men; they don't want to be women so they're just like regular guys.
The film's best asset is the excellent death scenes and gore but it's a well crafted first attempt from a debut feature director.