Hellbender: Exclusive First Trailer and Poster for Shudder’s Family Horror Movie
While many filmmakers attract press attention by making the film festival circuit, Hellbender stood out among festival-goers in 2021 because it’s a family horror movie. It stars real-life mother and daughter Toby Poser and Zelda Adams who also edited, wrote and directed the film alongside her 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 movie debuts February 24 on horror streaming service Shudder as well as on AMC+.
Considering this is a family affair, it’s only fitting that Hellbender cares about a family. The official synopsis of the film below tells a story of dark family secrets revealed and supernatural powers awakened:
“In Hellbender, 16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams) suffers from a rare condition that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother (Toby Poser) her entire life.
As Izzy begins to question her illness, she pushes back her confinement and secretly befriends Amber (Lulu Adams), another girl living in the mountains, but her newfound happiness is derailed after eating a living worm. as part of a juvenile game and finds an insatiable and violent hunger awakening in her.
To understand hunger, Izzy must learn the dark secrets of her family’s past and the ancient power of her bloodline.
Check out Hellbender’s new poster below:
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Hellbender debuts on Shudder and AMC+ on February 24.