Making this movie was a great excuse for co-writer John Davies and I to revisit the childhood dreams and fears that filled our imaginations and shaped who we are today. We wanted to create a horror adventure film with its own expansive universe, like the action figures and sci-fi and horror movies we adored growing up together. I remember the social anxiety of adolescence, trying to fit in with my peers — and how, in the face of terror, you realize who your real friends are. I wanted this film to feel authentic to the lawless language that unruly kids use out of range of adult ears, an R-rated movie that can serve as a gateway for kids to fall in love with horror films, and a gateway back to childhood for adults.”
Directed By Jason Eisener, Kids Vs. Aliens stars Dominic Mariche, Phoebe Rex, Calem MacDonald, Asher Grayson Percival, and Ben Tector.
All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.
In Theatres, On Demand and Digital January, 20, 2023,
Director Jason Eisener commented “Kids vs. Aliens” was inspired by wild childhood antics with my sister and brother, making backyard films with my friends, and being carried away by local folklore, like the legend of Shag Harbour, where a UFO is said to have crashed into the waters off the Nova Scotia coast. As a kid, it crept into my nightmares and I pictured it happening in my own backyard, my family and friends running for our lives from aliens that crawled out from the depths.