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 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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All The Creatures Were Stirring: More Treats Than Coal In Its Stocking

‘Tis the season for a new Christmas-themed horror movie. Yes, it’s Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Carnage. Today, we’re celebrating with a brand new horror anthology under our Christmas tree. Husband-and-wife duo, David and Rebekah McKendry, make their directorial debuts with All the Creatures Were Stirring. Both McKendry’s have worked in horror in some […]

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Rare Exports: A Dark Christmas Fairy Tale

On the fourth day of our 12 Days of Christmas Carnage, we get the criminally under-seen Finnish horror-fairy tale, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Truth be told, Finland is known more for hockey and death metal than its contribution to the horror genre. But in the case of Rare Exports, it’s a case of quality over […]

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