Hulu is ruffling feathers with their newest project Helstrom, based on the Marvel Superhero of the same name. The series will have a supernatural setting and focus on the Helstrom twins, Children with demonic heritage who are pulled into the paranormal world. To keep the audiences hyped up, Hulu has released a chilling and terrifying 10 Minute Clip from the series. The clip was released as part of Hulu’s Virtual Panel in the New York Comic-Con. And truth be told, it does not disappoint.
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The clip is everything we could have ever asked for in a series featuring the titular character. It opens with a commotion at an unnamed mental asylum. One of the guards has been stabbed to death by his own nightclub. The Warden is the one who discovers the corpse. She then shifts her focus to a particular cell. Her eyes are full of dread and fear. Something big is about to happen. We just do not know it yet.
The scene then changes to Daimon Helstrom performing a different kind of exorcism. He is conducting the ritual in the suburbs and is aided by nun-in-training Sister Gabriella. From the looks of the trailer, it is pretty obvious that Hulu is going for a vibe which is a blend of Constantine and Swamp Thing, two of the most epic comic book based paranormal TV Shows that were cancelled mid-way. The trailer looks everything we had ever hoped for.
Here is the official 10 minute clip for your reference. Feats your eyes (but not TOO much!!)
Helstrom encounters a child that is rumored to be possessed by a Demon. The whole thing is later revealed to be a ruse orchestrated by the child, to lash out against his alcoholic and abusive parents. When the kid realizes he has been caught red handed, he tries to get back at Helstrom. That’s when Daimon shows off his true supernatural abilities, showing that even though the child was lying, he was not. Helstrom’s display of his supernatural heritage in the clip is both awe-inspiring as well as bone chilling at the same time.
Hulu’s Helstrom will be the final project under the Marvel Television banner. The venture was shuttered last year. The upcoming series’ release will mark the end of an era for Marvel Studios. All future non-movie projects will be undertaken directly under the tutelage of Disney+. The era began with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It will end with Hulu’s Helstrom. The latter is carrying high expectations on its shoulders. We hope it delivers.
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Early reviews for Helstrom have termed it everything from an “Adrenaline Rush” to “An anti-climactic end” to a fun ride. Jury’s still out on which end of the spectrum the majority of the reviews would belong to. Marvel’s Helstrom features Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon as Daimon Helstrom and Anna Helstrom. Elizabeth Marvel plays Victoria Helstrom, the mother to the two Helstrom twins. Robert Wisdom, June Carryl, Ariana Guerra, and Alain Uy in supporting roles.
The release date for the Hulu series is the 16th of October this year.