The worst thing you can say about creepy-kid horror thriller "Hellions" is that there should be more where it came from. You have to temper your expectations to enjoy a film of this small-scale and ambition to appreciate what director Bruce McDonald ("Pontypool," "The Tracey Fragments") has accomplished here. "Hellions," a "Rosemary's Baby"-meets-"Children of the Corn"-style, what-to-dread-when-you're-expecting chiller, would make a perfect B-movie. McDonald focuses on unnerving ambience over plot, and crafts an effective horror movie that's also basically a home invasion thriller where the home invaders in question are creepy, murderous trick-or-treaters and the home-owner is a pregnant 17-year-old. Roger Ebert 2.5 stars
I'm ok with "unnerving ambience over plot". Give me a good "B" movie any day.