Directed by: Bruce McDonald
Written by: Pascal Trottier
Stars: Chloe Rose, Rachel Wilson, Rossif Sutherland... read more

Year: 2015
Genrer: Horror
Run time: 1h 20 min
My rating: 4 out of 5

Remember Bruce McDonald's Pontypool? One of those under-the-radar-indie-cult-movies that everyone should see. A smart and innovative take on the horror genre, where the terror moves through the air and sound waves. There were rumors of a sequel but instead we get Hellions! Maybe not as unique, but nevertheless a visual piece of cinema made for Halloween.

Young Dora Vogel finds out that she's pregnant and decides to stay inside instead of going out with her drug buddies and begging for candy. Smart Dora, or is she? Just as she's about to empty that can of pickles – she actually eats pickles with honey – someone knocks on the door. This is the beginning of a night of surreal fear, when weird kids in masks want to get inside to scrape her unborn from the inside of her belly.

McDonald's esthetic is what makes this movie, it has a bizarre look from the beginning, but it escalates and at the end there's not a normal frame left. Everything's deranged and tilted. The colours are all wrong and you really feel like you've entered someones nightmare. Hellions is not an ordinary movie by any means, and not for everyone, but I loved it.


Produced by: Janina Barrett, Sonya Di Rienzo, Paul Lenart, Andrea Raffaghello, Frank Siracusa
Cinematography by: Norayr Kasper
Editing by: Duff Smith
Special Effects by: Brock Jolliffe, Lee Jolliffe, Paul Jones, Rudy Rivas
Music by: Todor Kobakov, Ian LeFeuvre
Country: Canada
Language: English
Color: Color

Distributor: Scream Factory