Taking the ‘creepy kids’ schtick to hopefully deliciously malevolent levels, Bruce McDonald’s Hellions is one we’ve got our eyes on.

McDonald well and truly marked himself out to genre fans with his 2008 flick Pontypool, so we’re eager to see what he comes up with here.

Here’s the synopsis:

Teenage Dora Vogel is coming to terms with an unwanted pregnancy. Yet to reveal the news to her mother, she simply wants to forget her current situation by partying Halloween night away.

Putting on her angel costume she waits for her boyfriend to arrive. Instead, a malevolent group of monstrous pumpkin-headed trick-or-treaters come knocking with intentions of taking the unborn life inside her.

Now Dora must use her sharpened survival instincts to endure the sinister demonic army until dawn.

Degrassi: The Next Generation star Chloe Rose takes on the central role of Dora, with welcome support from veteran star Robert Patrick, among others.

Hellions gets its London premiere on Friday, August 28.

Here’s the trailer:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.