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Plot: Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive.
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An anthology of terror featuring four stories that will sleigh even the jolliest of viewers.
Beginning with our beloved gift giver about to board his sleigh and coming full circle towards the end, A Christmas Horror Story weaves together four stories of almost every popular horror sub-genre. With our first story, we have a found-footage style ghost story set within the dark corridors of a school. Our second story follows a police officer and his family in a creature possession mishmash, who despite the warnings of trespassing, illegally cut down a tree. On the way they seamlessly cross paths with the next desperate and foolish family, who wind up getting into an accident, soon finding them being picked off one by one in the vein of a holiday slasher. Finally, we come back around to a festering nod to modern zombies, as Santa Claus must ward off his elves that only want to devour flesh.
While certainly not being a new concept in the world of horror cinema, with George Romero’s Creepshow having carved a place over 30 years ago, anthologies have since become more mainstream with Michael Dougherty’s 2007 woven horror treat, Trick R’ Treat. The greatest similarities come between the character’s paths, often overlapping in some magnificent or minute manor, which works to establish a pace lacking in breakups or cuts that might remove us from the film. With our stories loosely being introduced by disc jockey Dangerous Dan (William Shatner), A Christmas Horror Story jumps back and forth between each tale, often placing too much on our plate. It can feel burdensome to embrace all our stories at once, though there is a decent amount of fun to be had with each.
Establishing its first story with a group of teenagers who should probably want to have sex rather than break into a school (I mean, right?), our group of paranormal investigators wave goodbye to their friend who initiates the third story, who passes the vehicle of our second story. It’s a brief introduction that exemplifies the disorder our film follows, juggling four stories without any real rhyme or reason. It’s a method Trick R’ Treat used much more confidently and smoothly, layering each story like a beautifully decorated tree. Each story lacks a central character(s) that grounds the story in our deepest consideration or appreciation. Besides a staff wielding Santa Clause, we find ourselves rooting mostly for the demise of each character on screen. There’s a superficiality to our horror inspired Christmas treats, resembling a well put together fruit cake that in the end winds up being, well, still a fruit cake.
Directors Grant Harvey, Steven Hoburn and Brett Sullivan certainly deserve praise and applause however, as they manage to blend enough sub-genre’s into one film that doesn’t pander too much to its fans. The shaky camera in our first story is quickly disposed of in favor of deeper shadows and richer tones. Santa moves around his workshop, slaying Christmas elf after Christmas elf, offering enjoyable new levels to our zombie tale. Our stranded family embraces what’s in the shadows, while delivering enough bloody eggnog to satisfy the splatter fiend in all of us. What falls flat unfortunately is our second story, passing on an engaging premise of wrongdoing, family woes and marital hiccups that could have featured some Twilight Zone inspired creatures. Where awe-inspiring makeup brings to life the mythological terror of Krampus, we are too often treated to poor digital effects that only hinder and shift our wonder of our four stories.
While there is a terrific end to Santa’s unwrapping of the undead, grounding our film in grisly and disturbing festivities, it ends up being too little too late. There’s certainly something to be said about the push and veneration for holiday inspired horror films, however it’s one that continually leaves a lot of room for improvement. A Christmas Horror Story is a forgettable yet fun little holiday horror anthology that winds up feeling too adventitious for its own good.
Santa was bad Mutha F%X&$ shut yo mouth …Jus talking bout Santa .
This film could have used some better editing it was to choppy and cliché . The old saying that less is best ,,,in regards to the special effects . This movie had all the elements that a slasher film is supposed to have , But the music , The monster make up . the sound effects are all over done . The only reason that i tried it was because of BILL SHATNER GLEN GASTON THE CREEPY GUY .I would recommend for some kids that want to watch a wacky movie and make fun of it .this rest of this review . is just some cut and paste stuff . Getting a new Christmas themed horror movie is always an interesting occurrence to receive, especially in the unique, and some-what weird way presented in this movie. “A Christmas horror story” has ideas, executes them.. but they seem to fall a bit down..
We get multiple stories in this one film, delivering about four stories all at once, making an anthology. I honestly felt it annoying, and a bit hard to follow with the choice the filmmakers decided to go with, that being clumping all the stories delivered all at once, flipping from one scene, cutting it, and moving to the next constantly. This made it slightly annoying in the sense of our attention gripping on one part of a story given, and having it suddenly cut off, heading to another. Following that note, of course, are the stories themselves. The stories we were given were slightly clichéd, they, however managed to lift themselves from cliché garbage to a slightly nicer, more unique kind of way. They passed the clichéd to be a bit newer, more refreshed due to the way each story was heading. So in a way, they managed to rise up, and succeed the audiences cooperation. Another factor involving the stories, the pacing. I honestly didn’t like the pacing in this movie. It felt way, way too slow then what if could of been, regarding each story of the anthology. The elements of which were leading up to the finale, involving for example the characters getting stuck were feeble attempts to clutch out attention, and it just didn’t really work, instead boring us more, the audience wishing the events / stories were over. The movie’s poster shows a battle between Krampus, and Santa. Sadly. Don’t be fooled, this film does not revolve around our favorite Christmas devil, Krampus. In fact we don’t get action involving Krampus at all until around the end of the film, disappointing myself, and others hoping for some action involving Krampus. And even when we get to the battle, and action scenes, we still don’t get what we were hoping for, instead small scenes, glimpses, and actions involving Krampus, once again, not exactly paying off successfully. Now that all the negatives are pointed out.. are there positives? Sure! The movie adds some form of relief with its tactic of forming each of the anthology stories together, of which, at the end of the film leads to a twist that was slightly mediocre. But manages to actually pay off. We also get interesting little Christmas morals here, and there to follow through with, minor little elements. Finally, as said before the twists featured in the film. Once again. It wasn’t the best. But enough to hold the attention of the audience.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan
Writer James Kee, Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor, Pascal Trottier
Actors William Shatner, George Buza, Rob Archer, Zoé De Grand Maison
Awards 5 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Copperheart Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process DV (2K)
Printed Film Format 35 mm