Christmas is traditionally meant to be a very jolly holiday and it isn't often when the season is associated with the horror genre. In a similar vein to previous Christmas horror films, such as Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night, A Christmas Horror Story is probably going to press some buttons for its dark and violent depiction of the holiday, with the story mostly likely to offend being the very religious-themed ghost story in the school.
Like many horror anthologies, A Christmas Horror Story is a little bit uneven, with some of the stories coming off better than others. The best (and goriest) story of the bunch is Santa, played wonderfully by character actor George Buza, fighting off against undead elves. Other standouts in the film include the Krampus story and the framing device featuring William Shatner's Christmas Eve DJ. The film has a format similar to Michael Dougherty's Trick 'r Treat, in how the plot switches back and forth between the stories as the night progresses. Ultimately, A Christmas Horror Story is a fun tale of Yuletide terror.
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- Wed, Aug 5, 7:30 PM - J.A. De Seve Theatre