There are a surprising amount of horror films that take place in and around the Christmas holiday. The best of them (like all great horror movies) manage to pack a bit of a subversive punch and examine the holiday from different angles. Others are content to utilize the holiday setting as window dressing, which is sometimes fine in its own right.
Christmas is actually my favorite holiday, so it’s a bummer that most of my family will never watch these films with me. That’s why I have you guys though, right?!
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I don’t have anything against Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. I enjoy spending time with my family and actually like this time of year because of it. But if you’re home for the holidays, chances are you have very little control over what’s playing on the house TV. It’s just sort of on, right? No one in particular seems to be paying attention – and if there’s a movie playing it probably takes place during the holidays but no one seems to actually be watching it.
Here’s where these 5 movies come in. Should you be able to sneak control over your family’s home entertainment setup, you can toss a few of these guys on. After all, they’re technically holiday movies. Your parents didn’t specifically say they couldn’t contain murder and mayhem.
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One of Los Angeles’ finest horror traditions has once again come and gone, but not before dispensing copious amounts of yuletide fun and fright. Last night the New Beverly Cinema screened Black Christmas (for the eighth consecutive year) along with Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2 (for the first time) as part of their annual Grindhouse Holiday Show and Bob Clark tribute. Needless to say, horror fans in L.A. are a lucky bunch.
Having attended in the past, my friends and I were prepared for the evening. By that I mean we purchased tickets ahead of time because the event usually sells out, and it did. The host and programmer, Brian Quinn, mentioned around 50 people were turned away for the screening of the first movie, Black Christmas. (There was plenty of empty seats during the 2nd film.) While the folks who were turned away had to walk back to their cars through a bitter wind, inside the theater was a packed, enthusiastic and WARM crowd. READ MORE
Season’s Greetings Bloody Disgusting readers! Pet Sock hopes you have a mead and poultry-soaked holiday season. Remember to keep a hot poker on standby in case Santa isn’t quite what he seems. READ MORE
Director Bob Clark is best known for the classic A Christmas Story. Some may also know that he directed another holiday film years before. Black Christmas.
After unknowingly being stalked during a Christmas party, a house full of sorority girls receive a series of harassing phone calls. Major creepiness ensues and the girls are picked off one by one. While the killer is never given a clear motive for his actions, there is one theme that threads the entire movie together. READ MORE
Dashing through some films, I’ll give a quick review a write.
Oh, what will we see? Hope we get a fright.
Some may give a thrill, while some will have a fight.
If it has anything to do with me, we’ll watch Christmas horror that’s done right.
As we enter December, let us have a quick look at a few Christmas themed horror films! READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
This second installment (in case you missed MUSIC yesterday) is all about movies and TV. From big box sets to essential individual titles, there’s something for every horror-giver and recipient alike. Some of this stuff is on the expensive side and some of it is dirt cheap, and it’s all just a click away from being at your doorstep (and in someone’s stocking).
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For those smarty-pants who approach their horror entertainment from an academic perspective, Life Lessons from Slasher Films was released this month by Scarecrow Books, a highbrow publishing line specializing in reference works and college textbooks (and priced accordingly). Rather than attempt to compile an all-inclusive slasher-pedia like the recent Slasher Movie Book, author Jessica Robinson contrasts and compares a handful of staples from the sub-genre: Friday the 13th, Halloween, Black Christmas, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream. Drawing parallels and spinning theories, Robinson (who has penned a couple of fiction titles under the alias “Pembroke Sinclair”) draws some shrewd connections between the films, even as she occasionally stretches the boundaries of logic. Life Lessons from Slasher Films is a well-conceived think-piece, but I took some umbrage with a few of Robinson’s assertions. Some of you die-hard slasher hounds may feel the same way. The full review follows. READ MORE
Posted by Tex Massacre on December 20, 1974 @ 12:00am
It’s time for Christmas break, and the sorority sisters make plans for the holiday, but the strange anonymous phone calls are beginning to put them on edge. When Clare disappears, they contact the police, who don’t express much concern. Meanwhile Jess is planning to get an abortion, but boyfriend Peter is very much against it. The police finally begin to get concerned when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in the park. They set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but will they be in time to prevent a sorority girl attrition problem?