- Written by
- Pascal Trottier
- Directed by
- Bruce McDonald
- Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland
Hours after learning she is four-weeks pregnant, 17-year-old Dora (Chloe Rose) welcomes the creepiest little trick-or-treaters to the door of her farmhouse – and it's not just candy they're after.
It's Halloween in a small town that specializes in the day, with pumpkin patches galore and nearly unanimous participation in the festivities – right down to the doctor (Rossif Sutherland) who delivers the serious pregnancy news to Dora while weirdly wearing pointy novelty ears.
Later, with her mom and little brother out trick-or-treating and her boyfriend presumably on his way to pick her up, Dora, dressed as an angelic prom queen, finds herself targeted by the ever-expanding group of little demonic celebrants.
This creepfest initially serves up some good horror-flick fun, but seems to lose the plot as the wind kicks up and the sky changes colour and the chase goes on and on – right down to the exploding-pumpkins climax.
Another point that rankles: Haven't we had enough of horror-film heroines being punished for doing something "wrong" – in this case having sex, smoking pot, skipping class?