Rated R | Time: 1:25
The highly trained members of the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, or Hellbenders, live in a constant state of debauchery so that if theyre possessed, theyll be ready to commit suicide and go straight to hell. They meet their match with an ancient Norse demon. Veteran character actors Clancy Brown and Clifton Collins Jr. star, along with Robyn Rikoon, for writer/director J.T. Petty.
Heres some of what critic Chuck Wilson of the Village Voice had to say:
A clever twist on the exorcism genre fails to pan out in this ambitious but uneven horror-comedy. Aided by capable if unnecessary 3-D effects, Petty displays a flair for staging violent action, but hes trapped inside a broad comic set-up that doesnt mesh with the storys innate meanness.
(At the Barrywoods.)
| Sharon Hoffmann