We need more talented individuals trying to tap into the killer snowman subgenre. After a half-dozen writers took a swipe at the script, they came up with a confounding but tepid rehash of the first film. Her blissfully naïve daughter lets the killer jolly old elf in, shrieking that Santa finally came before he erupts into psychopathic rage. The grisly inspiration for this tale is a Germanic one about a hairy, horned, and cloven-footed demon who stuffs naughty children in his sack and either beats them with a wooden switch or eats them depending on who you ask. The Christmas segment comes courtesy of Scott Stewart Legion and has Seth Green trying to survive the holiday as he attempts to get his son the perfect gift. Based on Release Date: Not Yet Rated 1 hr 39 min Plot Summary Not even Santa Claus is safe from the evil that descends on Bailey Downs, a small town that is suddenly plagued with malevolent spirits, zombie elves and Krampus -- the anti-Santa Claus.
It was a good film. If you've seen Trick 'r Treat, this is like the Christmas version of that. His home is filled with bright holiday decorations all year-round while Christmas carols are playing on the stereo. This pre- Scream holiday slasher claims its victims in a sorority house haunted by creepy phone calls sans ghost mask , demonic noises, bodies eerily shrouded in plastic wrap, and one perverse killer whose voice alone is enough to freeze your blood. Kubrick pours on the cheer from the opening sequence at the Christmas party where the first gifts are unwrapped, and oh boy are they unwrapped. There have been so many holiday-themed horror films at this point—reaching Christmas and going far, far beyond that—so why not make an anthology film that takes that idea to the extreme? The was tons of blood, swearing, nasty kids and murder.
In the end, the film remains king of the sub-subgenre. It's about a group of teenagers investigating the school's basement. Bill Harford, played by Tom Cruise, dives right into the muffled spirit of giving after he performs a more than charitable deed for the party's host, played by Sydney Pollack. Cruise pays Harford like a wooden windup toy, and not a particularly cute one, either. When an unidentified caller keeps repeatedly harassing your entire sorority house with obscene things you can only half-understand because he sounds like a deranged Donald Duck that laughs like the Joker , you should run even if it is 10 degrees outside.
Moore must be turning in his grave. Furthermore, ideas like a pregnant ghost using you as a conduit to give birth to its baby is all sorts of messed up. Because of the unusual virus hiding all the same sinister Krampus, Santa Claus need to win a victory over him in order to save the most magical holiday. The teens get locked in and forced to deal with a ghost. This time around, and mostly in flashback, we learn that after the first killer Santa was sloppily dispatched at the end of Part 1, his brother Ricky becomes determined to uncover what went wrong. He reaches for the suit and beard and axe, determined to reward the good and punish the evil. He so identifies with Santa, he takes to spying on the neighbor kids, keeping his own carefully annotated naughty and nice lists.
Not to mention a Santa covered with blood. The plot - four thematic stories, directly or indirectly related to the Christmas holiday. But A Christmas Horror Story truly surprised me. Sadly, it was too late for that. Watch demented men dressed as Santa Claus or a demon Krampus give your old Anti-Christmas sentiments a turn with maximum gore.
Had to have it in my collection! This film also benefits from being executed by a cabal of directors who are responsible with directing some of the best horror content to come out of Canada in passing years, such as Splice, the Black Christmas remake, and the Ginger Snaps Trilogy. Most of the film, however, focuses on Raven and her extended family as she gets undressed a lot and wonders not only why that creep in the Santa suit keeps showing up everywhere, but why everyone around her keeps dying in a particularly bloody fashion. It isn't really scary, it's quite predictable in some parts, and the pacing in some parts could be better. The first story is about too curious schoolchildren solving sneak to the place of terrible crimes and forget about caution in matters of intervention in the dark secrets. Christmas Horror Story will definitely become a holiday cult classic sometime down the road along with Black Christmas and Silent Night Deadly Night.
The movie is just fun, and more so than that, it is a fun way to escape the tedium the holidays can sometimes bring. I just wish that Amazine would let me custom arrange my Video Library instead of only offering by date purchased or alphabetical order. And finally, the final part of the storyline offers to witness this epic battle with hordes of Santa's elves, zombies, emerged as a result of accidental contamination of a fairy helpers. So, gather the family minus the little ones and give this movie a watch this holiday season. That anniversary creeps around again, Sinterklaas is true to his word, and Amsterdam turns all bloody, leaving it up to an intrepid teenager named Frank to put a stop to the mayhem.
This is hopefully obviously a movie with a bit of gory stuff in it, so if you aren't into that don't watch it. Apart from Blast of Silence and Invasion U. A year prior, there were some murders. The invite is to a subterranean story-time in which he unearths the gruesome details of their deaths with a gap-toothed grin. Brandon Maggart plays a man who takes Christmas way too seriously. That sets the tone pretty nicely for the abundant murders, sex, and plot holes that plague the town of Snowmonton yup.