The winter weather isn't the only thing that's frightful about this unconventional holiday offering about a toy maker whose obsession with Christmas spirals dangerously out of control. After enduring a traumatic childhood in which he learned there was no such thing as Santa Claus, Harry Stadling (Brandon Maggart) takes it upon himself to judge the "naughty" and the "nice." But instead of spreading cheer, he opts for fear.
I was in the Christmas spirit and wanted to watch a bunch of Christmas Slasher films. Netflix didn't have many to choose from, and most were on waits. But I got this one. The ratings were HORRIBLE for it. Just under 1 star...out of 5! But, a lot of GOOD horror movies have bad ratings there... Continue reading
After opening his gifts on Christmas, little 8 year old Devin Merriman butchers his father and housekeeper when he discovers them having sex. Fast forward 15 years later and Devin has been locked away in a mental ward. He hasn't spoken a word in 15 years. After his mother visits him for Christmas he escapes and people start turning up dead in this "holiday" film.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I rented this one off Netflix. All I knew was that I wanted to see some Christmas horror - Tis the season right? Well, for the most part I don't trust the rating system for horror films on Netflix, too many good movies have one or two stars. This one had two. So I was hoping it was watchable. It wasn't! Continue reading
Every Christmas for 15 years Billy has tried to escape from his jail cell, to return to his childhood home where he killed his family. He manages to escape and goes back home where he finds that his house is now a sorority house. This is a remake of the 1974 film, and this review is for the unrated version.
The first time I saw this was when it came out on DVD. I had seen the original once years before but didn't remember it enough to compare. A few days before writing this review I sat down to watch and review the original Black Christmas, so now I can compare... Continue reading
During Christmas break, a sorority house is receiving sexually obscene phone calls. They start getting very weird, but they are just prank calls right? That's what the girls think until one of the sorority girls goes missing, and is nowhere to be found. Soon a little girl is found murdered in town, and the police realize they have a killer on the loose that could be tied to the obscene phone calls.
I first saw this back in the late 90s I think, and I didn't enjoy it at all. I was at a totally different place in my life - a teenager that didn't want to even look at an "old" movie. I decided since it was December and my tastes had changed I should really give it another viewing... Continue reading
Six year old Michael Myers murdered his sister in 1963. He sat in the institution for 15 years waiting for his chance to escape. That chance comes on one dark night in 1978. Now he's stalking three teenage friends as they spend their night babysitting, on one of the spookiest nights of the year. Halloween.
As I prepare to watch and review this movie, I draw all the shades closed, and cook some stove top popcorn. I put in my DVD and turn up the surround sound as I settle in to watch my favorite horror movie of all time. "Well if its your favorite movie of all time, you must have some good points about it" you are probably thinking. Continue reading