20 June 2024

Growing Up Is Hell In Shudder’s Hellbender Trailer

Shudder have unearthed the official Trailer for The Adams Family creeping horror Hellbender.

Growing up is hell in the indie chiller from Toby Poser, John Adams, and their daughter Zelda Adams (The Deeper You Dig, Halfway to Zen, The Shoot). The trio is better known under their collective name of The Adams Family, the latest and sixth film which made it’s premiere at last year’s Fantasia Film Festival.

Our Horror editor Bradley Hadcroft watched the film at the festival calling his 4 star review This is DIY cinema at its very finest. Made by cinema aficionados who fully understand what constitutes an entertaining genre flick. Fashioned from raw honesty and genuine ebullience

The film follows a girl Izzy who lives a life of isolation in the mountains and her journey into adulthood. Her mother think she’s too ill to meet people and secretly befriend Amber. Thanks to a drinking game Izzy discovers a new type of hunger.

16-year-old Izzy leads an isolated life on a lonely mountaintop. All she’s learned is from her protective mom and the wilderness that swallows them. Izzy dreams of a live gig, but her mother thinks she’s too sick and mustn’t be around others. Questioning her illness and starved for companionship, Izzy sneaks down the mountain where she befriends brazen Amber. Izzy is in heaven until a cruel drinking game with a live worm unleashes a new kind of hunger.

The film stars Zelda Adams, Lulu Adams, Toby Poser. Hellbender will premiere on Shudder from 24th February.

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