Hellboy: The Crooked Man Trailer Unveils New R-Rated Horror Approach



The first trailer for ‘Hellboy: The Crooked Man’ has been released, showcasing a darker, horror-focused take on the beloved comic character. Jack Kesy steps into the role of Hellboy, following in the footsteps of Ron Perlman and David Harbour. Directed by Brian Taylor, the film promises a chilling experience with its R-rated content and terrifying atmosphere.

Plot Overview

Set in the 1950s, ‘Hellboy: The Crooked Man’ follows Hellboy and a rookie BPRD agent, played by Adeline Rudolph, as they navigate the eerie woods of Appalachia. The duo encounters a community plagued by witches and led by the sinister Crooked Man, who has a dark connection to Hellboy’s past. The trailer teases haunting visuals, from levitating women to plagues of bugs, setting the stage for a truly frightening adventure.

Cast and Crew

Alongside Jack Kesy and Adeline Rudolph, the film features Jefferson White as Tom Ferrel, Leah McNamara as Effie Kolb, Joseph Marcell as Reverend Watts, and Martin Bassindale as both Professor Broom and the Crooked Man. The screenplay was co-written by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, ensuring a faithful adaptation of the comic book miniseries.

Production Details

‘Hellboy: The Crooked Man’ marks the first Hellboy film since the 2019 reboot starring David Harbour. Unlike previous adaptations, this film leans heavily into the horror genre, drawing inspiration from Mignola’s darker tales. Filming took place in Bulgaria from March to May 2023, with director Brian Taylor aiming to deliver a more authentic horror experience.


Fans of Hellboy and horror alike have much to look forward to with ‘Hellboy: The Crooked Man.’ The new trailer promises a fresh, terrifying take on the character, with Jack Kesy bringing a new energy to the role. As the release date approaches, anticipation builds for what could be the most horror-centric Hellboy film yet.