The logs are on the fire, the tinsel is on the tree, and Santa Claus is coming to town with an army of demonic elves. Here are 5 frighteningly festive films to die for this Christmas.
Black Christmas (1974)
Spending Christmas Eve being repeatedly harassed by deranged prank caller is probably not everyone’s idea of a silent night, but this is one psycho killer who definitely sees you when you’re sleeping. Black Christmas follows a group of sorority sisters who’s Christmas break certainly doesn’t go to plan. With enough blood to make Michael Myers squirm, this is a festive flick you’ll most certainly want on your Christmas list.
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Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally summon a demon on Christmas Eve? If anything proves that the lack of holiday spirit can be deadly, its Krampus. Complete with evil elves, angry toys with a taste for human flesh, and Step Brothers Adam Scott, this darkly comic horror will be sure to scare your stockings off this holiday season.
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Imagine finding a cute as hell cat-like creature under your tree this Christmas. He’ll sing you sickeningly sweet songs, and even let you snuggle on those cold winter nights. What could go wrong? Nothing, right? So long as you remember not to get him wet, keep him away from bright lights, and never, NEVER, feed him after midnight. Gremlins is a fun filled festive treat, with just enough gore to spice up your eggnog this Christmas.
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Gather round the fire, pour a glass of mulled wine and listen intently to 8 terrifying tales of holiday horror. Holidays is an anthology of scares, putting a uniquely dark twist on some of the most beloved festive seasons. With an Easter bunny straight from the depths of hell, to a New Year’s Eve stabbathon, this is a holiday horror you’d be mad to miss.
No, this isn’t the heart-warming father and son bonding movie starring Michael Keaton. Tears will be shed, but for totally different reasons. Jack Frost is a hilariously horrifying story of a serial killer who is genetically mutated in a car wreck and then, naturally, comes back to life as a murderous snow man, hell-bent on revenge. With plenty of chills, thrills and kills, this is one sleigh ride you’ll certainly not want to miss this Christmas.
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