IFC midnight has acquired the U.S rights to Bruce McDonald’s “Hellions,” a horror film that premiered in the Midnight section of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Peter DaCunha and Luke Bilyk and has a screenplay by Pascal Trottier.
Set on Halloween night in Waterford, the so-called Pumpkin Capital of the World, “Hellions” follows a group of demonic beings as they stalk among the trick or treaters to target Dora (Rose), who is home alone for the night. Cut off from the outside world and under siege in her own home, Dora fights to defend her body and soul against the hellions.
Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Hellions” is the third Sundance Midnight title acquired by IFC Midnight this year. IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects and has distributed horror films like Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” and Tom Six’s “The Human Centipede (First Sequence).”