Much like like Steven Soderbergh or Richard Linklater, Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald doesn’t easily fit into a single genre box. Often using his home country as a backdrop, the director has delivered movies as diverse as “Dance Me Outside,” “Hard Core Logo,” “The Tracey Fragments,” and “This Movie Is Broken.” But for his next move, McDonald is readying “Hellions,” and he hopes it’ll send a chill up your spine.
Starring Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Peter DaCunha, and Luke Bilyk, the horror/thriller takes place on Halloween night where more than just trick or treaters are up to trouble. Here’s the official synopsis:
It is Halloween night in the town of Waterford, the so-called Pumpkin Capital of the World. Alone at home, teenager Dora Vogel is about to have a very long night. Free to roam undetected among the small town’s trick-or-treaters, a group of masked demonic beings knock on unsuspecting Dora’s door. Before long, she is cut off from the outside world, under siege in her isolated home for reasons she does not understand. Alone in the dark, Dora will need to defend both her body and her soul from the relentless evil beings known as hellions.
“Hellions” has its first screening at Sundance this Sunday night. Check out a clip and the exclusive poster for the movie below.