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Hellbender

Hellbender

Directed by John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser

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. 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. Confused and scared, Izzy appeals to Mom for answers. But Mom’s secrets are as old and dark as the bloodline from which they’re born, and her grip is tight. Nature can only sleep for so long though, and when it wakes, it’s hungry as hell. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL

There will be Hell to pay when a lonely teen discovers her family’s ties to witchcraft.

Cast: Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, Lulu Adams, John Adams

Member Reviews

this film definitely isn't for anyone, but if you like witchy shit, trippy visuals, and indie films, this is definitely one for you! lots of really pretty and unique visuals, a bangin soundtrack, and an honestly really good script. i really enjoyed how the mother and daughter interacted, they both did a fantastic job in their roles. i will admit that watching them eat pine cones and lichen made me feel like i had something stuck in my teeth. i also giggled a bit at the mirror shot at the beginning, i couldn't help myself!

Sylph
1 week ago

I'll be checking Spotify for the soundtrack.Good movie.

coldbeer
1 week ago

Really good witch movie. There was a decent amount of mystery and parts of the story you had to piece together yourself which I enjoyed. Also the length of the movie was perfect. Any longer and it would’ve dragged on and any shorter the story wouldn’t have came full circle. Overall really enjoyed solid movie.

KingQuasar
1 week ago

Soooooo good! Picked it up part-time on Shudder TV, then rewatched the whole thing. Solid casting. Love that the two girls are actual sisters, and the mom is actually their mom. This was a family movie in all aspects. That's just secondary, but the strength of the love and the simplicity and complexity of the relationship is exceptional. Great music and set design. Restrained less-is-more direction made it feel like a much bigger film.

andyowens3
2 weeks ago

Creepy and so good! Loved

Court2424
2 weeks ago