Once you’re an adult, every Halloween starts to feel like a siege. You sit in your house or apartment, trying to read a book or god forbid watch a movie while every five minutes your doorbell rings, and little monsters demand you pay tribute with bite-sized Hershey bars. It’s a tolerable imposition one night out of the year; let’s just hope that these kids never realize they could probably bilk fully grown strangers out of hard-earned candy every night, provided they just got violent enough.

That set-up – homicidal trick ‘r’ treaters – probably would have been enough to carry a decent horror movie on its own. Fortunately director Bruce McDonald has more on his mind in Hellions , an eery new thriller starring Chloe Rose as Dora, a seventeen-year-old girl who learns she is pregnant on Halloween. As she reels from the news and suffers all manner of internal torment, her external torment begins: now her house is under siege by mysterious children in homemade masks, and they don’t want Baby Ruths. They want her baby.

One might imagine a film in which Dora boards up windows and sets out booby traps and becomes thoroughly empowered via a spectral Rio Bravo . One might be surprised then to discover just how hallucinogenic McDonald gets in Hellions . This film is less about action and more about anguish, putting the Dora’s personal struggle out there into the world with harsh pinks and vicious taunts. The striking imagery, set largely against the backdrop of an otherworldly blood moon, gives the events of Hellions a perversely womblike quality. It’s fitting but icky.

Once you’re an adult, every Halloween starts to feel like a siege. You sit in your house or apartment, trying to read a book or god forbid watch a movie while every five minutes your doorbell rings, and little monsters demand you pay tribute with bite-sized Hershey bars. It’s a tolerable imposition one night out of the year; let’s just hope that these kids never realize they could probably bilk fully grown strangers out of hard-earned candy every night, provided they just got violent enough.

That set-up – homicidal trick ‘r’ treaters – probably would have been enough to carry a decent horror movie on its own. Fortunately director Bruce McDonald has more on his mind in Hellions , an eery new thriller starring Chloe Rose as Dora, a seventeen-year-old girl who learns she is pregnant on Halloween. As she reels from the news and suffers all manner of internal torment, her external torment begins: now her house is under siege by mysterious children in homemade masks, and they don’t want Baby Ruths. They want her baby.

One might imagine a film in which Dora boards up windows and sets out booby traps and becomes thoroughly empowered via a spectral Rio Bravo . One might be surprised then to discover just how hallucinogenic McDonald gets in Hellions . This film is less about action and more about anguish, putting the Dora’s personal struggle out there into the world with harsh pinks and vicious taunts. The striking imagery, set largely against the backdrop of an otherworldly blood moon, gives the events of Hellions a perversely womblike quality. It’s fitting but icky.

There have been several groups of fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe who have been known as the Hellions . These groups were rivals of various teams of younger mutant heroes in the X-Men franchise .

The first and most notable incarnation of the Hellions were students of Emma Frost and the Hellfire Club 's Massachusetts Academy , and were rivals of the New Mutants . Years later, another group of Frost's students, this time at the Xavier Institute , would name themselves "the Hellions"; they too would be rivals of a group calling themselves "the New Mutants".

The original group of Hellions were apprentices of the Hellfire Club and students of its White Queen Emma Frost . While attending classes at Frost's Massachusetts Academy , these young mutants secretly trained in the use of their powers in an underground complex beneath the school. They were longtime rivals of the Professor Charles Xavier 's students, the New Mutants , and once held their own against the X-Men . The original Hellions were:

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