Poster of horror film "Blessed are the Children." Blessed are the Children

“Blessed are the Children” is an upcoming horror flick that is being described as a Reagan-ear slasher throwback. An exclusive scene from the movie shows the masked villain on the prowl, seeking blood.

The plot of the film revolves around Traci Patterson (Kaley Ball), a 20-something woman who is struggling to deal with the death of her father and her recent break-up with her abusive fiancé. She discovers that she is pregnant, and seeks the help of her friends to terminate the pregnancy. Things go downhill from there.

Traci and her friends start seeing and hearing things after they leave the clinic. There are shapes she can sense from the corner of her eyes, there are strange noises in the middle of the night, and ghoulish figures are stalking her every move, according to the official plot synopsis.

Are these menacing figures just Traci’s guilt that is affecting her mind? Or is she and her friends in danger from someone or something sinister.

The scene from the movie [see below] shows the villain hiding in a dark corner of the room, ready to pounce on the victim with a knife. The film is a made in the classic tradition of the 1980s slasher genre, and is part “Halloween” and part “Black Christmas,” according to the official press release.

The film has been directed by Chris Moore, who previously directed “A Star is Stillborn,” and the TV mini-series “The American Dream.” His next project is titled “Triggered.” The script of “Blessed are the Children” has been written by Moore with Chris Wesley. Wesley is also an actor in the upcoming film “Triggered.”

The cast members of “Blessed are the Children” include Keni Bounds (Mandy Crane), Arian Thigpen (Erin Peters), Michael Kinslow (Stephen Fordham), Jordan Boyd (Ben Lane), David Moncrief (John Balsam), Cheryl Abernathy (Stephanie Patterson), Jennifer Wilder (Tina), Claire Mayronne (Bernadette Moss), and Hope Prybylski (Amy Moore).

“Blessed are the Children” will premiere on DVD and VOD on Oct.23.