Naughty ministers from the borough of Brooklyn who “live in a constant state of debauchery” in order to ready themselves to drag demons back to hell? If you’re a fan of horror-comedies, J.T. Petty’s Hellbenders sounds pretty promising.
Hellbenders, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, was just acquired by Lionsgate for North America, Canada and India. Film Arcade will be releasing the film theatrically in North America, and the release date should be announced soon.
Shot in 3D, Hellbenders is based on a comic by Petty, who also wrote and directed The Burrowers. You may remember that some time back, FEARnet reported Petty was looking for fan-made possession videos to be featured in the film. It will be interesting to see how he incorporates those shorts into the plot. Hellbenders stars Clancy Brown, Clifton Collins Jr., Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair and Dan Folger.