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Genre specialists Yellow Veil Pictures pick up folk horror “HELLBENDER”

Thursday, June 17, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The new feature from the creators of THE DEEPER YOU DIG is headed to market.

Yellow Veil Pictures has announced its acquisition of worldwide sales rights to HELLBENDER, directed by Toby Poser, Zelda Adams and John Adams, which world-premieres at this summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival. The synopsis: “The film follows 16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams), who leads an isolated life on a lonely mountaintop due to a rare sickness. Questioning her illness and starving for companionship, Izzy sneaks down the mountain where she befriends the brazen older girl Amber (Lulu Adams). Just as Izzy finally begins to feel happiness, a drinking game involving a live worm unleashes a new kind of insatiable hunger within her. Confused and scared, Izzy appeals to her mother for answers, but the family’s secrets are as old and dark as the bloodline from which they’re born.”

“HELLBENDER is unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” says Yellow Veil co-founder Justin Timms, “and we’re absolutely thrilled to team with the mad genius filmmaking family behind this one, and help find its audience around the world.” In a statement, the Adams family says, “Yellow Veil embraces the creative energy and vision of our family and new film, HELLBENDER. We’ve admired the tone and boldness of YVP’s collection from the get-go, and the three of us are thrilled to be teaming up with them.” Other movies recently handled by Yellow Veil include the restored George A. Romero film THE AMUSEMENT PARK, Devereux Milburn’s HONEYDEW and Jordan Graham’s SATOR.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.