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1.8
45 Ratings

Hellions

Directed by Bruce McDonald
Canada, 2014
Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking.

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Hellions Directed by Bruce McDonald
Directed by Bruce McDonald, who made 2008’s unusual and very effective Pontypool, Hellions is for the most part an above-average supernatural horror with a nice sense of escalating terror.
October 02, 2015
It’s likely a lot of horror puritans will take aim at its shift to the supernatural as Hellion’s undoing. I’d argue the opposite. Sure it departs from The Strangers-esque trajectory it opens with, but the set up was a fake out; McDonald doesn’t want you to have fun, he wants you to be about as uncomfortable as Dora is and, for the most part, he succeeds.
September 23, 2015
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One hopes that Bruce McDonald’s heart wasn’t in Hellions. At times, it’s feeble enough to be mistaken for backyard filmmaking, except that it lacks the joy—the getting-away-with-something giddiness—of kids remaking Halloween with a consumer-grade camcorder.
September 17, 2015
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