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FX artist talks J.T. Petty’s Hellbenders

14 March 2011 1:53 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

A new feature from S&Man and The Burrowers’  J.T. Petty is always an exciting event, and we’re very much looking forward to his new take on the possession sub-genre, Hellbenders. Fango spoke to the film’s makeup FX artist, Brian Spears, who dropped some hints about what to expect from the flick.

“It’s about rogue priests who fight evil and do exorcisms—sort of like The Hangover meets The Exorcist,” Spears, who previously contributed FX to Petty’s on-line Burrowers prequel Blood Red Earth, tells us. “I guess you would call it a horror/comedy; when I read the script, it read straight, but it’s definitely funny and off-kilter. When the horror comes, it’ll be horrific, but there are also lighter moments.”

Variety reported this morning that Clancy Brown (from Burrowers), Clifton Collins Jr. and Dan Fogler are starring in the film, so that definitely »

- Dave

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