Synopsis: Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil. – IMDB
Tagline: You better watch out.
Release Date: 2015-10-2 | MPAA Rating: None | Coolthulhus Earned: 5
Trailer: A Christmas Horror Story
A Christmas Horror Story Review
We ended up going to the movie store after we watched Krampus because we needed a palate cleanser. When we were talking with the movie clerk (who has only failed us twice in the years we’ve known her), and describing our unenthusiastic reaction to Krampus, she immediately recommended this movie, saying that she loved it, and that lots of people had rented it and raved about it. We figured what the heck, and took it home with us. Shortest movie-store trip ever.
It was almost immediately apparent that this movie was going to be better than Krampus. William Shatner plays the part of the radio host who ties the three stories together.
My favorite of the four stories was definitely the one involving Santa (played by George Buza). It definitely had the most memorable lines, and the comedic bent to it was perfect to set off the other stories that were slightly darker.
“I said I don’t want a cookie, you reindeer-****ing snow w****.” – Elf in A Christmas Horror Story
The little boy in the Christmas Tree Thieves story did a fantastic job of being subtly creepy without being over-the-top, and the twist at the end of the Krampus-centric story was perfect.
Overall, the directors in this actually knew when to end a story at the perfect time, the acting was great, and there was the perfect amount of comedy to keep it from taking itself too seriously. Great work! Click here to buy A Christmas Horror Story now on Amazon.