17-year-old Dora (Chloe Rose) is having a pretty bad day when she finds out on Halloween that she is four weeks pregnant. But things get decidedly worse when some creepy costumed kids start terrorizing her. Turns out they’re Halloween demons who want her unborn child. Oh, and they already cut off her boyfriend’s head. Now, how’s that for a shitty day?
I started having a pretty shitty day as well 15 minutes into “Hellions”. I’m sure Chloe Rose is a capable actress, but asking her to carry the bulk of this movie on her own was not a very good idea. The directing by Bruce McDonald (Pontypool) can be best described as pretentious and arty-farty. I mean, those pink/purple hues? Seriously? And it doesn’t stop there. McDonald uses every trick in the book to cover up the fact that first-time screenwriter Pascal Trottier didn’t provide much of a story here. None of it works though. In fact, I’m pretty sure this movie is even worse because of it.
In short, “Hellions” is 78 minutes of my life that I will never get back.