IFC Midnight Picks Up Horror Film 'Hellions'

Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival

The Halloween-set movie, directed by Bruce McDonald, premiere at Sundance's Park City at Midnight sidebar.

IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to Bruce McDonald’s Hellions, the horror tale that had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as part of the Park City at Midnight section.

The film, from a screenplay by Pascal Trottier, is set on Halloween night and focuses on a teenager, home alone, defending herself against masked demonic beings.

It stars Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Peter DaCunha and Luke Bilyk and was produced by Frank Siracusa and Paul Lenart.

The film is the third film from Sundance’s Midnight sidebar that IFC has acquired this year, the other two being Corin Hardy’s The Hallow and J.M. Cravioto’s Reversal.

The Hellions deal was negotiated by Sean Berney, manager of acquisitions for IFC Midnight, with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films repping the filmmakers. 

IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects and is owned and operated by AMC Networks.