On the Eleventh Day – Don’t Open Till Christmas a Yuletide Horror Movie You’ll Likely Want To Exchange

With just more sleep until Christmas, our 12 Days of Christmas digs up another obscure little Christmas horror movie. Like Silent Night, Deadly Night, British slasher Don’t Open Till Christmas saw a limited theatrical release. It’s also a slice of B-movie exploitation horror filmed on a shoestring budget. Unlike the Christmas horror classic, this British […]

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On the Eighth Day – Violent Night Mostly Nails Its Santa Meets ‘Die Hard’ Premise

Though it’s not a horror movie, action-comedy Violent Night packs in enough Christmas Carnage to earn a spot here in the 12 Days of Christmas marathon. We’ve seen several iterations of Killer Santa’s in the horror genre. Maybe we’ve seen a Christmas action movie featuring a gun-toting Santa. But there’s something refreshingly fun about the […]

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On the Seventh Day – Dial Code Santa Claus Beat Home Alone to the Punch

Imitation is supposedly the sincerest form of flattery. Fans of Japanese cult classic Battle Royale likely took issue with The Hunger Games. As Christmas gets closer, there will likely be a lot of people sitting down to watch Home Alone again. It’s joined Christmas Vacation and Elf as contemporary Christmas classics. Just don’t tell French […]

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On the Sixth Day – Santa’s Slay Stuffs Its Stocking With Goofy Humor

Professional wrestlers transitioning to movies has a mixed track record. While The Rock has made the leap to mega-star and John Cena’s Peacemaker is a hit, no one’s asking Hulk Hogan to make No Holds Barred II. In what’s perhaps a wise move, Bill Goldberg has limited his acting career to supporting roles in movies. […]

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On The Fourth Day – Eight Killer Santa Movies for the Naughty List

Christmas is just a week out. For obvious reasons, October is the biggest calendar month of the year for horror. While they’re fewer in number, Christmas-themed horror movies do pop up more than you might expect. Once considered to be particularly subversive, the Killer Santa of Silent Night, Deadly Night outraged critics and parent groups. […]

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On the First Day – Christmas Bloody Christmas a Neon-Soaked Grindhouse Stocking Stuffer

Today, horror fans may have a hard time understanding the controversy that met Silent Night, Deadly Night. And it stirred up plenty of angst amongst critics and some parent groups. Nearly 40 years have passed and we’ve seen a handful of ‘Killer Santa’ movies that have elicited collective shrugs. Instead, audiences have mostly ignored movies […]

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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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