Over the past few decades we’ve been more than spoiled with our Christmas/holiday-themed horror. We’ve had Christmas Evil, the classic franchise Silent Night, Deadly Night, and have even had such classics as Gremlins, Child’s Play and Black Christmas bring the holiday cheer. Now it’s time for a killer Hanukkah as Sick Girl director Eben McGarr announced back in June his own holiday horror film that will bring eight days of terror. Today we got our hands on the third teaser poster. Shooting is schedule to begin next month.
“Hanukkah will be the first slasher film immersed in the backdrop of Jewish culture,” McGarr told Bloody Disgusting back in June. “A mysterious killer is the harbinger of death and deliverer of righteous punishment to those who (he believes) offend God.
Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hannukiller. In 1983, Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight year old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.
A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays, but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise Rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.”
Spin the dreidel and hope for the best…