Hellbender: Exclusive Trailer and Poster Debut for Shudder’s Family-Made Horror Film – IGN
While many filmmakers catch the attention of the press while doing the film festival circuit, Hellbender stood out among festivalgoers in 2021 because it’s a family-made horror movie. It stars real-life mother and daughter Toby Poser and Zelda Adams who also edited, wrote, and directed the film alongside husband-father John Adams.
You can watch the new trailer (and check out the new poster) for Hellbender exclusively here on IGN. The Adams family film debuts on February 24 on the horror streaming service Shudder as well as AMC+.
Considering it’s a family-made affair, it’s only fitting then that Hellbender concerns itself with a family. The movie’s official synopsis below tells a tale of dark familial secrets revealed and supernatural powers awakened:
“In Hellbender, 16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams) suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother (Toby Poser) her whole life.
As Izzy begins to question her sickness, she pushes back against her confinement and secretly befriends Amber (Lulu Adams), another girl living on the mountain, but her newfound happiness is derailed after she eats a live worm as part of a juvenile game and finds an insatiable and violent hunger awakened within her.
To understand the hunger, Izzy must learn the dark secrets of her family’s past and the ancient power in her bloodline.”
Check out the new poster for Hellbender below:
Hellbender debuts on Shudder and AMC+ on February 24.