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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: “HELLBENDER’s” Lulu Adams Sinks Her Fangs Into A New Role

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 | Exclusives


The rapid rise of the filmmaking Adamses is unprecedented. They are the horror genre’s unlikely answer to the Partridge Family, sans colorful school bus. Spouses John Adams and Toby Poser and their daughters Lulu and Zelda burst on the indie scene with 2021’s Hellbender. Featured on the cover of RUE MORGUE #204, Hellbender made several horror movie best-of lists in 2022 (including ours), coming in at No. 1 on Rotten Tomatoes’ Top 10 Horror Films of the Year. Building on the success of Hellbender, the Adamses’ follow-up Where the Devil Roams was quickly snatched up by streaming service Tubi following its premiere at the prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival last July.

Lulu Adams as Amber in “HELLBENDER.”

Now, the eldest Adams sister, Lulu, best known for her turn as Amber in Hellbender, has stepped outside the familial unit to take a role in an as-yet-untitled vampire movie from filmmakers Vince and James Coleman (The Burned Over District, The Viral Fear Fest). As of this writing, details about the film’s plot have not been released. However, we do know that Adams will portray a particularly terrifying bloodsucker named “Eleanor.” Recently, RUE MORGUE received the following photos of Adams on the set, as well as a couple of exclusive stills from the film.

Lulu Adams as the vampire Eleanor.


Lulu Adams and takes a bite.


Lulu Adams flashes a winning smile with filmmakers Vincent and James Coleman.


Lulu Adams in the makeup chair for her transformation into Eleanor.

The Coleman brothers’ most recent feature, The Burned Over District, secured distribution at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival and is slated for release in the coming months. Lulu Adams’ first screenplay (title and distribution details to come) just wrapped production.

Keep an eye on RUE MORGUE for more on this developing story.

William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.