Nothing piques my interest quite like a new Christmas horror movie, and the upcoming Deathcember is certainly one that has just made its way onto my radar. Billed as “the ultimate advent horror anthology movie,” this first of its kind anthology “consists of 24 shorts by 24 directors from around the globe, taking a look at the dark side of the festive season.”
The project’s press release indicates, “With its tagline 24 Doors to Hell, the movie unmistakably positions itself at the heart of the horror genre. Nevertheless it will offer audiences a thoroughly diversified viewing experience, with shorts that range from classic scares to black comedy to action to sci-fi to pure, brutal splatter.”
Deathcember‘s line-up of directors includes big names as well as up-and-comers, from genre mainstays such as Lucky McKee (The Woman) and Trent Haaga (68 Kill) to festival favorites like Isaac Ezban (Parallel) and Lazar Bodroza (Ederlezi Rising) to exciting fresh talent, such as Chelsea Stardust (Fangoria’s Satanic Panic) and Sam Wineman (The Quiet Room).
Also attached as directors are names like Pollyanna McIntosh (Darlin’) and, as a special surprise, the living genre legend, Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust)!
A rough cut is planned to be finished by May 2019; the world premiere is already fixed for Sitges in October 2019, with a small chance for it to take place even earlier, at Fantastic Fest in Austin, September 2019. Depending upon negotiations, the movie will see its theatrical or home entertainment release in all markets sometime in late 2019 or in 2020.
If you’re interested in helping out, Deathcember is in the final days of raising final funds to get the project done and released as soon as possible. Head over to Kickstarter to pitch in.