On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: The 2006 Black Christmas Drops a Lump of Coal in Your Stocking

Merry Christmas. If horror and the Yuletide season aren’t synonymous with one another, they’ve still combined to produce a handful of standout movies. Arguably, no other Christmas horror movie has stood the test of time quite like Bob Clark’s Black Christmas. Before John Carpenter’s Halloween, Black Christmas joined The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as one of […]

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On The Ninth Day of Christmas: Christmas Evil, The Other 80s Evil Santa Movie

Most horror fans of a certain age remember Silent Night, Deadly Night. At the height of the slasher movie’s ‘Golden Era’, it was the movie that sparked a wave of controversy around its promotional material featuring an ‘evil Santa Claus’. Even Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 has hovered in public consciousness due to its […]

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas: P2 Parked at About the Same Level of Fear

On paper, 2007 horror thriller P2 had a lot going for it. Both its premise and setting promised a nail-biting game of cat-and-mouse. Director Franck Kahlfoun came into the movie – his feature length debut – with lots of promise, And Kahlfoun would go on to direct the very disturbing Maniac remake. Writer and producer […]

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas: The Children Makes The Naughty List

Having children can be pretty scary sometimes. Contrary to horror movies, however, children themselves don’t make for very scary antagonists. No offence to fans of Children of the Corn, nostalgia is likely coloring your love of that middling 80s Stephen King adaptation. In most ‘killer kid’ horror movies, it’s not hard to imagine just putting […]

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas: The Advent Calendar Hides a Few Nasty Treats

In a year where previously delayed horror movies finally made it to theaters – often with underwhelming results – Shudder continued to deliver consistent horror programming. Some of this year’s standout horror movies – The Power, V/H/S/94, and The Boy Behind the Door – premiered on the horror streaming platform. Now as Christmas approaches, Shudder’s […]

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On The Third Day of Christmas: Krampus Sees You While You’re Sleeping

Apparently, quite a few Krampus movies exist out in wild. No, the number of these anti-Santa Claus movies doesn’t quite approach the volume of poorly made Bigfoot movies. Without exception, these movies are uniformly terrible – rip-offs of the one and only Krampus movie that matters. Several years ago Legendary Pictures teamed with Michael Dougherty […]

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On The Second Day of Christmas: Better Watch Out a Subversively Fun Stocking Stuffer

There aren’t many jobs in horror movies worse than babysitting. Since John Carpenter’s Halloween unleased ‘The Shape’ on Laurie Strode in 1978, the babysitter-in-peril has almost become its own subgenre. And we’ve seen plenty of horror directors flip the script, particularly in the years following Wes Craven’s Scream. On its face, Better Watch Out doesn’t […]

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