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‘A Christmas Horror Story’ Anthology Opens Presents Filled with Terror!

*Editor’s note: photos are not from the forthcoming film. With official details forthcoming, Bloody Disgusting learned that filming is underway in Toronto, Canada on Copperheart’s latest production, A Christmas Horror Story, a new horror anthology that will warm your heart… with terror!

Directed by Grant Harvey (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Darknet, Orphan Black), and Steven Hoban, the film is produced by Steven Hoban (Haunter, Splice, Ginger Snaps) and Mark Smith (Subconscious Password, 388 Arletta Ave), and executive Produced by David Hayter (Wolves, The Watchmen).

A Christmas Horror Story is written by Doug Taylor (Splice, Darknet), Sarah Larsen (Darknet), James Kee (Darknet), and Pascal Trottier (The Colony, Hellions).

A Christmas Horror Story tells four interweaving tales which will warm your hearth.

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive.

Here’s what the shorts will be about, sources tell Bloody Disgusting.

– A mysterious disease sweeps through the North Pole, transforming Santa’s Elves into the ravenous, flesh-eating Undead! Santa and the Missus wage a desperate battle for survival.

– While Santa tries to stay alive long enough to bring gifts for good boys and girls, Krampus, a terrifying Christmas demon, brings a sack, whip and chains for bad boys and girls. The wicked Bauer family, including klepto daughter Caprice, find out the hard way that Krampus is no myth.

– Scott, a troubled cop on stress leave, takes his 8-year-old son Will and wife Kim to pick out the “perfect” Christmas tree. Unfortunately, the perfect tree is on land owned by Big Earl who is a kind of … guardian. Will goes missing on Big Earl’s land and when he turns up again, he isn’t quite himself.

Watch for more in the coming week.



  • K-Dogg

    Would LOVE IT if this is as good as Trick ‘r’ Treat. Hope the great idea translates into a great film.

    • wow i wasn’t even thinking of trick ‘r treat, but yeah definitely. if it can reach the bar that it set, this would be a great companion piece

  • when i read the article title i thought that unwrapping gifts would be the wrap around for the film, as in unwrapping each gift reveals each story. i suppose that can still be the case though.

    as much as i love anthologies and the idea of a christmas themed one, i really like the krampus myth. a santa that punishes naughty kids sounds awesome and considering how commercial the holidays are, krampus paying a visit to a klepto ties this treat with a perfect bow. looking forward to this one

  • ThunderDragoon

    This sounds really cool. Hopefully they can pull it off.

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