Children vs. Aliens: RLJE Films and Shudder acquire Jason Eisener’s new film

Eleven years have passed since the director Jason Eisener brought us Hobo with a shotgun (see it HERE), and while we’ve had other pieces of Eisener entertainment to see since then – he contributed segments to the anthologies The ABCs of Death and W/H/S/2and also directed the series The dark side of the ring – we haven’t had another Eisener feature film. Until now. Eisener’s new film Children vs. Foreigners premieres at Fantastic Fest later this month, and it has secured distribution beyond that as well. Variety announces that RLJE Films will provide Children vs. Foreigners a theatrical, VOD and digital release sometime in beginning of 2023. Then the film will receive a streaming release through Shudder.

Written by Eisener and his Hobo with a shotgun partner John Davies, Children vs. Foreigners centers on

Gary and his older sister Samantha, the all-time rages of a teenage party, turn to terror when aliens attack, forcing the two warring siblings to band together to survive the night.

In the film, Dominic Mariche (Are you afraid of the dark?), Calem MacDonald (The Umbrella Academy), and newcomers Phoebe Rex, Asher Grayson, Ben Tector, Emma Vickers and Isaiah Fortune.

Children vs. Foreigners is produced by Cinepocalypse Productions’ Josh Goldbloom, Bloody Disgusting’s Brad Miska, Shut Up & Color Pictures’ Marc Tetreault and Jason Levangie, and Yer Dead Productions’ Rob Cotterill. Tom Owen and Studio71’s Mark Ward, Adam Boorstin and Michael Schreiber serve as executive producers.

Eisener had this to say about the project:

Bringing alien horrors to life is a literal dream come true. Children vs. Foreigners is inspired by my childhood nightmares and obsessions. Hopefully my parents will forgive me for using their house as our headquarters.”

I’ve been waiting to see another Eisener film ever since Hobo with a shotgun, so I’m very happy that the wait is almost over. Are you looking forward to Children vs. Foreigners? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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