“Violent Night” is a Brutally Gory and Surprisingly Wholesome Christmas Classic [Review]

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the night, Santa was kicking ass and putting up a fight.  At least that’s the plot of the new Christmas action/thriller Violent Night, starring none other than Stranger Things’ David Harbour.  One part Die Hard, one part Home Alone, with a dash of sentimental Christmas magic, Violent Night is as entertaining and heartwarming as it is brutally … Continue reading “Violent Night” is a Brutally Gory and Surprisingly Wholesome Christmas Classic [Review]

Creepshow Holiday Special – Review

The spirit of Creepmas is alive and well over at Shudder.  While Season 2 has been delayed, horror fans were graced with an animated special in October, and now for December, our gift is the Creepshow Holiday Special! The 45 minute long single story is based on a J.A. Konrath short story, and written and directed by showrunner Greg Nicotero.  It’s a bizarrely fun Christmas … Continue reading Creepshow Holiday Special – Review

Anna and the Apocalypse: The Bizarrely Awesome Christmas Gem

Second only to Halloween, Christmas a holiday that fits perfectly with horror (more on that here).  Between Black Christmas, Gremlins, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and many others, there’s no shortage of yuletide terror to keep horror fans satisfied during the Christmas season. However none are quite as unique as 2017’s Anna and the Apocalypse.  What started as a sleeper indie hit in the UK, has … Continue reading Anna and the Apocalypse: The Bizarrely Awesome Christmas Gem

“The Lodge” – Movie Review

In the long tradition of “snowed in” horror films (The Shining, The Thing, Misery, etc.), there’s always a compelling sense of isolation that adds to the suspense.  And while The Lodge is nowhere near as iconic as the aforementioned films, it’s a quiet little thriller that’s worthy of recognition. (Minor Spoilers About the First 5 Minutes of the Movie) Off to a Traumatic Start The … Continue reading “The Lodge” – Movie Review

Why Christmas and Horror Go Hand-in-Hand

There seems to be a slasher film for just about every holiday out there.  Between Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day, Uncle Sam for the 4th of July, and April Fool’s Day/Mother’s Day for their titular holidays, horror fans can find maybe one or two films for any time of year. But when it comes to Christmas, suddenly that number skyrockets.  Halloween seems to get the … Continue reading Why Christmas and Horror Go Hand-in-Hand

“Black Christmas” 1974 vs. 2006 vs. 2019

Hollywood’s penchant for remakes has reached the point that we’re now getting remakes of remakes, which shouldn’t be all that surprising anymore.  Nevertheless, it’s given us cases, such as this, where we now have three versions of the same film. However, these three could not be any more different.  So in the spirit of Christmas cheer and holiday horror, we thought it would be fun … Continue reading “Black Christmas” 1974 vs. 2006 vs. 2019

“Black Christmas” (2019) – Movie Review

Despite usually being immediately disregarded by critics, horror films have always been far smarter than they get credit for.  Through extreme situations and storylines, they’re often able to contain a subtext that’s trying to either make a bold statement or provoke mindful thought. Sometimes however, a horror film (or any film for that matter) tries so hard to convey a specific theme or agenda that … Continue reading “Black Christmas” (2019) – Movie Review

Evil: “Seven Swans a Singin'” Review

In keeping true with the TV tradition of Christmas themed episodes, CBS’s Evil saw fit to tackle a truly terrifying subject: Christmas songs getting stuck in our heads!  Sadly we’ll have to wait until January for the next episode, but “Seven Swans a Singin’” has a more than enough going on to hold us over until then! Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned!!! Christmas Overload … Continue reading Evil: “Seven Swans a Singin’” Review

Into the Dark: “A Nasty Piece of Work” Review

In keeping with the tradition of giving us new holiday classics each month, Hulu’s Into the Dark delves back into Christmas, in one of the most off the walls insanity they’ve ever done!  “A Nasty Piece of Work” relates to all of us who have ever been frustrated by a job, and the intense hoops we must jump through to get ahead. Spoiler Free – … Continue reading Into the Dark: “A Nasty Piece of Work” Review