Review: Body, a Christmas Eve nightmare

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s Body is an electrifying indie thriller that despite a very short running time (75 minutes or so), the film packs a twisted punch as its story is entirely fueled by an accident and the lives it threatens to tear apart on a Christmas Eve night. In it, a night out turns deadly when […]

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Review: Krampus, the shadow of Saint Nicholas

It’s hard to believe that we’ve had to wait this long for a new Michael Dougherty-directed feature film, marking Krampus as his first movie since 2007’s Halloween classic Trick ‘R Treat. And just like Trick ‘R Treat, Krampus explores holiday horror in terrifying fashion, cementing his new film as an instant Christmas-horror classic. In it, after his dysfunctional […]

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Trick ‘R Treat director’s new holiday horror Krampus gets a trailer!

There’s one place that the genre doesn’t explore nearly enough and that is Christmas. Sure, there are plenty of classic holiday horror films—Black Christmas, Silent Night Deadly Night, and Gremlins come to mind—but it’s still a largely untapped area for the genre (at least as far as good horror goes). That’s why Michael Dougherty’s Krampus is such […]

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Why isn’t Santa Claus a horror icon?

How has this not happened yet? Seriously, how does a mentally disabled kid who gets drowned in a lake, a child molester and a psychopath who escapes from a mental hospital all become legends in the horror genre while the jolly old fat guy, who sneaks into our homes while we are sleeping every year, […]

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How I Stopped Believing in Santa Claus

Not every child grows up believing in Santa Claus. I, however, was told that the jolly old fat guy who slides down a chimney was very much real. And why not? Kids have an unbelievable imagination and something as mystical as a man who delivers presents by way of a flying sled led by Rudolph […]

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