Quick pick for this month after a long absence. Hellbenders is a horror-comedy about a group of Holy people with the sacred mission to take down the forces of evil by any means necessary. The concept here is rather brilliant–only a sinner can truly take the devil back to hell. This group of misfits just might be humanity’s last (and worst) hope to stop the total annihilation of the world.

As my first movie on Shudder, this was a great find. The acting, for the most part, is pretty decent. The premise (as already stated) is brilliant. The stopper here is the writing. The gags sometimes seemed force and there are parts that were best left on the cutting room floor of the writer’s room. With all that said, I stand by my statement–this would make a great Netflix (or Stars) series.

Jim Phoenix

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